Sure to spark debate, a number of outlets in recent days are noting that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a marijuana user. Already, West Coast cannabis proponent Russ Belville of the "Russ Belville Show" podcast is defending weed and calling out others for calling out pot:
Onstage, Anthony Jeselnik is unlikeable, dirty and downright disturbing. And that's just the way he prefers it. Known for teaching the old-timers a trick or two on the Comedy Central Roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr, his new TV show with the cable channel, The Jeselnik Offensi ... More >>
The troubled son of esteemed Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton will serve two years in prison, says the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, for threatening his father at the family's on-campus home and "possession of a firearm by a narcotic addict." Chris Benton, 27, allegedly br ... More >>
Is there a potential Seung-Hui Cho at Loyola?A shooting threat electronically issued to university officials at Loyola Marymount last week -- warning of a Virginia Tech-style massacre at the seaside Playa Vista campus -- has been traced back to a computer at a nearby apartment building, KNX n ... More >>
kalka182 via YouTube23-year-old Anupam SanyalUpdated after the jump: Turns out Sanyal survived the Virgina Tech massacre of 2007. According to an LA Weekly commenter, he even tried to run in and stop the shooter. During what Santa Monica police believe to have been a street race down Wilshir ... More >>
Glitch Mob provide the music for Fighting Gravity's aerial acrobatics.America's got talent and beats, evidently. All things considered -- the rising cultural cachet of Flying Lotus, the crossover appeal of Baths, the insane showmanship of the Gaslamp Killer -- former Low End Theory affiliate ... More >>
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