Concerned, apparently, by last weekend's Project X-style house party in Holmby Hills, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern about teenage "Twitter parties."
That's right, in the gang capital of the nation, where serial killing is sport, the big crime problem is teens' raging in unoccupied homes ... More >>
"The World's Largest Hot Dog with Cuban Hot Sauce." It's not a slogan for the latest Guinness World Records attempt at temporary hot dog celebrity. It's the name of the hot dog stand that served as the inspiration for local artisan mustard producer Vivi's Original Sauce. Owner Vivian "Vivi" Poutakog ... More >>
This week Ice Cube's Death Certificate celebrates its 20th anniversary. The album -- which we ranked number seven on our list of the top 20 greatest L.A. rap albums of all time -- is politically bombastic in a way hip-hop albums no longer are. Taking specific aim at the police, the government ... More >>
We hate decreasing our odds of winning a Wüsthof cleaver or a Le Creuset baking dish, but we'd be remiss if we didn't remind you that Saveur is in the midst of its annual Foodie Giveaway.
The contest, which kicked off on January 1st and runs through the end of February, features a g ... More >>
bebebloom via IgoUgoMazatlan: Not as tourist-friendly as meets the eye?OK, we admit, Mexico's kind of scary, what with all the drugs and guns and freaky brown people running around. But is Mazatlan -- one of the only luxury-cruise stops that actually feels a tad bit like a real city, as oppos ... More >>
Do you get depressed when summer comes to a close? When week-long vacations are over, school goes back in session and Summer Fridays are suddenly another nine months away? How about some temporary relief in the form of an L.A. "staycation," courtesy of DineLA Restaurant Week. During the weeks of O ... More >>
A writer from the blog Say Funny Things vacationed in our fair city recently -- complete with a trip to a Lakers game -- and came up with a list of "Funny Things To Say Vacationing In L.A." Needless to add, the author had a good time and was wowed by our natural beauty. Some highlights:
Southland residents are looking no further than their own back yards, relatively speaking, when it comes to planning summer getaways. According to a feature in today's L.A. Daily News, 2009 represents the second year so-called staycations are in vogue. Last year holiday travel was cut by skyrocketin ... More >>
You can't rely on the official media to learn much of what's going on in Russia. The government owns all Russian TV stations, on which never is heard a discouraging word. Jon Stewart-style political satire has disappeared from the airwaves. Those pundits who dared to challenge government policy have ... More >>