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Jan. 26, 2007

The End of Murder: Homicides are down in both New York and L.A. Is it possible we can end them altogether? By DAVID ZAHNISER A Considerable Town

DANIEL HERNANDEZ talks to Derek Thomas, living with racial hatred in Harbor Gateway.

ERNEST HARDY on downtown’s Broadway melody — and history — with a bongo beat.

Plus, DAVE SHULMAN’s COLUMN DAVE: Substantial John's First Turkey Infidelity

ANOTHER L.A. STORY by CHANDLER WOOD;

¡ASK A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO

and a cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

Newsroom

21st-Century Jerry Brown: No crime softie, by BILL BRADLEY.

In David Zahniser’s Z FILES: If Connie Rice is right, we just need to change society and spend $1 billion.

NIKKE FINKE’s take on Oscar in DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

MARC COOPER’s take on Bush’s State of the Union speech in DISSONANCE.

Plus, a cartoon by MR. FISH,

LA Vida

She Is Barbie, Hear Her Roar: Designer Tarina Tarantino drapes her favorite feminist in pearls, by LINDA IMMEDIATO.

In NIGHT OUT, take a load off at Mandrake, Culver City’s art bar.

Plus, in LIBBY MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA, it's Captain Hook and His Big Organ.

Eat & Drink

Noodles With Attitude: JONATHAN GOLD on ramen as high art at Santouka.

Plus, FIRST BITE: black truffles at Bistro K

ASK MR. GOLD about where to find oxtail

WHERE TO EAT NOW.

Art Nuevo Cool: DANIEL HERNANDEZ on Tijuana art in Santa Monica. Plus, Oaxacan Hearts and Minds

ART PICK: Achille Perilli, Marc Trujillo at Istituto Italiano di Cultura by PETER FRANK

MUST SEE ART: Bas Jan Ader and Mari Eastman by AMRA BROOKS

Stage

Brigham Young at Heart: STEVEN MIKULAN reviews Steven Fales’ Confessions of a Mormon Boy.

Plus, new theater reviews,

ALAN RICH’s A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC

DANCE PICK: Choreographers Ball Anniversary at the Key Club, Jan. 31 by ANN HASKINS

Screen

Can’t We All Not Get Along? Sarah Silverman finally scores her own Comedy Central show, by ROBERT ABELE.

Plus, in SURF REPORT, a daring Prison Break.

Film

Once in a Sundance: SCOTT FOUNDAS scouts the festival for undiscovered talent and comes away singing.

Unromancing Sharon Stone: In Bobby, she spreads her wings and shows us her acting chops.

Plus, reviews of new film releases,

In SHORT RUN Decline and Fall.

Dirt and overheard conversations from the Sundance Festival by JOSHUAH BEARMAN

Music

The Gospel According to Cee-Lo: The poet of Gnarls Barkley reveals the broken-but-beating heart of an unlikely hit, by ROY KASTEN.

In KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK & ROLL LOVE LETTER: Justin and Pink live at Staples, Earl Greyhound and Of Montreal.

Plus, PAUL ROGERS on bottomless Paul Weller,

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER;

SNAKEBITE

Music Picks

Letters

Rockie Horoscope

Savage Love by DAN SAVAGE

The Straight Dope by CECIL ADAMS

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