L.A. Weekly readers have nominated their favorite things in 100 categories, and the front runners have emerged, but tight races have developed and voting is still underway. You can vote now, online, for the shops, services, sports facilities and outdoor and recreational activities that will prevail as this year's Best...
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, Which Celebrated Hot Tubs as a Metaphor in '70s Venice, Gets a New Book (NSFW)
It was in 1977, in a bathroom in Berkeley, that architect Mark Mack put his body on the line for his fellow man. As a photographer stood by to record the action, a naked Mack gingerly lowered himself, ass first, into a bathtub. The shoot had a simple objective: Demonstrate...
If your version of an "ethnic massage" is limited to Swedish rubdowns, a new book promises to open your eyes. For The Spa Less Traveled: Discovering Ethnic Los Angeles, One Massage at a Time, authors Gail Herndon and Brenda Goldstein anonymously visited hundreds of Thai, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Indian...