Brand-New Grind: Choc Nitty’s all-star mixtape tour, starring Six Reasons,
DJ Ayah, Fleshless, Jay Rock, Jay Ridah, Fatso Fasano, Grown Mo and
many more. By SAM SLOVICK
Photographer MATTHEW PILLSBURY uses only available light from screens —
the computers, TVs, cell phones and iPods that have taken over our lives.
Scents: LINDA IMMEDIATO sniffs out fresh fragrances and the secrets of prolonging
Out: Joint interviews with a medical-pot pharmacist and a neighbor who says,
Not in My Schoolyard. By SEVEN McDONALD
A Considerable Town
DWAYNE BOOTH on the
devil and Norman Mailer,
CAROLINE RYDER finds bargain
Baseman and other treasures at the Charity by Numbers auction.
NOTEBOOK by J.T. STEINY
A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO
cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.
the Disaster: An obscure group gets millions to make L.A. work, but “SCAG”
is a flop, by ZUMA DOGG.
the Bosses: Is the L.A. Times’ Jim Rainey on a tight leash
or free to cover the paper’s purchase?, by LUKE Y. THOMPSON.
Vu All Over Again: In MARC COOPER’s DISSONANCE, the administration’s
Iran dog-and-pony show looks a lot like the one that got us into the Iraq mess
in the first place.
Shadows: LINDA IMMEDIATO on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s unique scents-ability.
Plus, HOOPLA, EVENTS, KID STUFF and more.
Eat & Drink
Wave: JONATHAN GOLD seeks Chichen Itza’s hot spots.
MR. GOLD tells the offal truth about the ban on eating lung.
PICK: The Big Picture, and the Small “Modern and Contemporary Landscapes”
at Forum Gallery by PETER FRANK
SEE ART: Adam Helms’ “Rising Down” and a benefit sale
for Jennifer Chbeir and Aaron Curry
of the Alterna-Parents: Erika Schickel and Neal Pollack have kids, and tell
us all about it, by ELLA TAYLOR.
PICK: Amiri Baraka reading at at Eso Won in Leimert Park by Gendy Alimurung
Turn Out the Lights When You Go: Revelations from the dying in Safety
and A Lesson Before Dying.
ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC, Brecht and Weill's Mahagonny returns to Los Angeles
by ALAN RICH
PICK Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras by ANN HASKINS
PICK: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Kurt Weill and Bertolt
Brecht’s political satire at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
and Eric Awesome Show Great Job and Saul of the Mole Men Adult
Swim dives into live action
Spy Who Didn’t Love Us: SCOTT FOUNDAS goes deep into Robert Hanssen’s
ELLA TAYLOR listens as songbirds Grant and Barrymore make uninspired Music
of other new films,
Pan African Film Festival, Week 2 by ERNEST HARDY
REP, Swingers by TIM GRIERSON
(Really) Hard Day’s Night: LINDA IMMEDIATO talks to Gosling about
the sexual Internet and Disappearing Record Label Disease.
Plus, ALEC HANLEY BEMIS on Grizzly
Bear’s folk music without beards
YOUR SCENE (The Red Hearts),
from the Grammys by STYLE COUNCIL and
Shmammy by KATE SULLIVAN
LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER,