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The
Semantics of Suicide Aid in Dying
: God, PR and the right to die in
California. By MATTHEW FLEISCHER

Rolling
With Big Boy
– The voice of Power 106: What’s a few hundred pounds
between friends? By SCOTT T. STERLING

Also, The
Imus Factor

The
Minuteman’s Tale:
A political obituary: Jim Gilchrist, 2005–2007.
By BEN EHRENREICH

A Considerable Town

God
Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut
: Remembrance by DAVE SHULMAN with an illustration
by ANABEL CURRY

Vonnegut's
Pies
by DWAYNE BOOTH.

Clown
Power:
JUDITH LEWIS steps up with stilt walkers and activists for a day
of “national climate action.”

Plus, DAVE
SHULMAN’s COLUMN DAVE
, and a
cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN
.



Newsroom

Turning
the Tables
: KPFK’s lesbian, African-immigrant boss is accused of sexually
harassing its white news chief, by DANIEL HERNANDEZ.

Marrying for
Money:
Poverty-wage young soldiers wed strangers and friends to get cash
and housing, by NATHAN McINTIRE.

Friends
in Low Places:
A city-approved towing firm’s manager faces opium-distribution
charges — no big deal in Bell Gardens, by JEFFREY ANDERSON.

Power Failure:
Another judge nixes Villaraigosa’s school takeover plan, by DAVID
ZAHNISER.

In NIKKI FINKE’s
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
, high rollers, humbled Harvey and The Hills.

Jonathan
Gold Wins Pulitzer Prize
: First time for a restaurant critic, first for
L.A. Weekly

 
Eat & Drink

Do
Fries Go With That Ube Shake?
Perfected fast food at Oinkster, by JONATHAN
GOLD.

Plus, FIRST
BITE: Bulgarini Gelato’s new home
;

ASK
MR. GOLD about Vietnamese tabletop grills


LA Vida

Satellite
of Love:
He went XM. She went Sirius. This is their violent, triumphant
story, by LIBBY MOLYNEAUX.

Plus, LINDA IMMEDIATO is
in the red at Chinatown’s Mountain Bar
.

JUDITH LEWIS celebrates a
week of Earth Day in HOOPLA
,


Books

Living
Precarity:
Singer-songwriter Peter Case’s memoirs, round one, by DAVE
SHULMAN.

Art

Condensed
Cream of Conceptualism
: Ginny Bishton’s persistent vegetative state,
by DOUG HARVEY.

ART
PICK: Les Fleurs Du Mal, Paper Bombs
by PETER FRANK

Must
See Art
“Last Resort” by Mark Mann at Taylor De Cordoba and
auction time by AMRA BROOKS
Amra Brooks



Stage

Home
Is Where the Fear Is:
Middle-class dreads take center stage, by STEVEN MIKULAN.

Plus, new
theater reviews
,

ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC

COMEDY
PICK: Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo and Henry Rollins
by Libby Molyneaux

CLASSICAL
PICK: The Diary of Anne Frank
by Mary Beth Crain

DANCE
PICK: Poisoning the Well
by Ann Haskins


Screen

Imus
Fuss:
In SURF REPORT, Meet the Press host and guests get called out, by
ROBERT ABELE.

Film

Court
and Spark
: Ryan Gosling fires up Fracture, by SCOTT FOUNDAS.

The
Relativist Hole
: ELLA TAYLOR reopens Black Book and takes in Doug
Coupland’s second act, Everything's Gone Green
.

PAUL CULLUM remembers John
S. Rad, 1936–2007

TIM
GRIERSON on Vacancy
,

War
and Remembrances
: City of Lights, City of Angels winds down with dark ruminations
and hopeful sentiments by SCOTT FOUNDAS

Plus other
new movie reviews, including Hot Fuzz
.

Music

He
Is the Champion: Brother Ali raps beyond the pale
, by JOHN PAYNE.

In KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK
& ROLL LOVE LETTER, Coachella
and the cure for the common festivalitis.

Plus, DIGGIN’
YOUR SCENE with The Deadly Syndrome

LINA
LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER
,

DANCE
CLUB PICK: Bondage Ball
by Lina Lecaro

Brick's Picks:
Last Call
– Herman Riley’s horn falls silent by BRICK WAHL

Rock Picks
for the week of April 19–27


Letters

SAVAGE
LOVE
by DAN SAVAGE

ROCKIE
HOROSCOPE
by ROCKIE GARDINER

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