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{mosimage} The
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


Glow:
Photographer MATTHEW PILLSBURY uses only available light from screens —
the computers, TVs, cell phones and iPods that have taken over our lives.

Uncommon
Scents
: LINDA IMMEDIATO sniffs out fresh fragrances and the secrets of prolonging
perfume pleasure.

Smoked
Out:
Joint interviews with a medical-pot pharmacist and a neighbor who says,
Not in My Schoolyard. By SEVEN McDONALD

A Considerable Town

BEN
MARCUS makes last call before the changing of the grind at Diedrich’s
,

DWAYNE BOOTH on the
devil and Norman Mailer
,

CAROLINE RYDER finds bargain
Baseman and other treasures
at the Charity by Numbers auction.

Plus, NATIVE’S
NOTEBOOK
by J.T. STEINY

¡ASK
A MEXICAN!
by GUSTAVO ARELLANO

A
cartoon
by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

Newsroom

Planning
the Disaster
: An obscure group gets millions to make L.A. work, but “SCAG”
is a flop, by ZUMA DOGG.

Covering
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.

Déjà
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.


LA Vida

Dark
Shadows
: LINDA IMMEDIATO on Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s unique scents-ability.
Plus, HOOPLA, EVENTS, KID STUFF and more.

LIBBY
MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA
:

Eat & Drink

Heat
Wave
: JONATHAN GOLD seeks Chichen Itza’s hot spots.

Plus, FIRST
BITE: The Village Idiot
;

ASK
MR. GOLD tells the offal truth
about the ban on eating lung.

Art

ART
PICK
: The Big Picture, and the Small “Modern and Contemporary Landscapes”
at Forum Gallery by PETER FRANK

MUST
SEE ART:
Adam Helms’ “Rising Down” and a benefit sale
for Jennifer Chbeir and Aaron Curry

Books

Attack
of the Alterna-Parents
: Erika Schickel and Neal Pollack have kids, and tell
us all about it, by ELLA TAYLOR.

Plus, READINGS
PICK: Amiri Baraka
reading at at Eso Won in Leimert Park by Gendy Alimurung


Stage

Please
Turn Out the Lights When You Go
: Revelations from the dying in Safety
and A Lesson Before Dying.

Plus,
new reviews
,

ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
, Brecht and Weill's Mahagonny returns to Los Angeles
by ALAN RICH

DANCE
PICK
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras by ANN HASKINS

CLASSICAL
PICK:
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Kurt Weill and Bertolt
Brecht’s political satire at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Screen

Tim
and Eric Awesome Show Great Job
and Saul of the Mole Men Adult
Swim dives into live action
ROBERT ABELE

Film

The
Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
: SCOTT FOUNDAS goes deep into Robert Hanssen’s
Breach.

Tone Deaf:
ELLA TAYLOR listens as songbirds Grant and Barrymore make uninspired Music
and Lyrics
.

Plus, reviews
of other new films
,

SHORT
RUN
, The
2006 Academy Award–Nominated Shorts
by TIM GRIERSON

2007
Pan African Film Festival, Week 2
by ERNEST HARDY

In GOOD
REP, Swingers
by TIM GRIERSON

Music

A
(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

DIGGIN’
YOUR SCENE
(The Red Hearts),

Scenes
from the Grammys
by STYLE COUNCIL and

Grammy
Shmammy
by KATE SULLIVAN

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER,

SNAKEBITE,

ROCK PICKS

Letters

Rockie
Horoscope

Savage
Love

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