Nothing says the holidays like an ugly sweater party. The Echoplex threw its Christmas Sweater Festival on Dec. 13 with bands the Pity Party, Happy Hollows, the Deadly Syndrome, Amnion and Castledoor. Click through for the best and worst Christmas sweaters you've ever seen.
To honor Eros, the god of love, lust and life, sexologist Dr. Susan Block's Eros Day X was an "Orgy for Obama" at her downtown L.A. speakeasy. Block described it as, "Celebrating hope for a new era of peace-through-pleasure politics and an end to anti-sex militarism in America and around the...
Legendary Dogtown Z-Boys and music photographer Glen E. Friedman celebrated the opening of his retrospective exhibit Idealist Propaganda at Shepard Fairy's Subliminal Projects gallery on Dec. 13. Read Jeff Weiss' review of opening night and his interview with Friedman.
Ken Roht's 99-Cent Only Calendar Girl Competition musical at the Bootleg Theater pays tribute to L.A.'s favorite place for discount shopping and, each performance, crowns a new queen of kitsch. Read more in Gendy Alimurung's Style Council blog about the show.
Rick Castro screened his Plushies & Furries documentary as part of "Fetish Film Night" at the Egyptian Theater on Dec. 12. Prior to the screening, there was a display of plushie and furry art and Castro later joined the audience for a Q&A. Read Paul Gaita's preview of the event.
Nazis, pedophilia, Islamic terrorism and burlesque beauties... just another night on the town, right? The "high-fallutin' low brow" Victory Variety Hour presented a delightful night of raunchy material with "The Wrong Show" at El Cid on Jan. 8. Read Sophia Kercher's full review here. Some...
This week Lina Lecaro mourns, porns, and gets adorned with L.A.'s original punks and scene makers at Gidget Gein's memorial and a screening of John Roecker’s documentary Everything You Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars* but Were Afraid to Ask. Read all about it in Lecaro's new column.
When it comes to pho, it's all about the broth. Get your fill of the Vietnamese beef noodle soup and the Garvey Avenue restaurant boom in Jonathan Gold's "Pho Town: Noodle Stories From South El Monte."