Cat: In which Steven Patrick Morrissey speaks of ghosts, glam rock, Obama
. . . and why squirrels like him. By KATE SULLIVAN
of Lies: Identity theft, self-promotion and the search for laminates at
Sundance. By JOSHUAH BEARMAN
A Considerable Town
JUDITH LEWIS finds, at
last, a reason to say no.
A first for JOHNNY ANGEL — star
for a day.
McDONALD’s 24 SEVEN Meet Me at (the Doughnut Side Of) Third and Fairfax
from a Santa Monica high school protest against the war by MARK THE COBRASNAKE
A MEXICAN! deciphers ridiculous nicknames from seemingly normal names. By
JUDITH LEWIS posts from ANOTHER
GREEN WORLD on why all ethanol is not created equal.
of the Snow-Cone Man: Norberto Castro made a good life here, but a witch
doctor spelled his doom, by CHRISTINE PELISEK.
Times They Are a-Changin’: In DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD, NIKKE FINKE
interviews new Times editor James O’Shea and gives you the dish
on Dean Baquet.
In MARC COOPER’s DISSONANCE, the
Times sends a Valentine to the LAPD.
Plus, KATE COE on the
Long Beach hate-crime verdict.
Way We Wore: Our unofficial guide to vintage rock T-shirts, by SIRAN BABAYAN.
MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA with a week's worth of stuff to do around town.
Eat & Drink
con Carney’s: JONATHAN GOLD rides the hot dog express.
Plus, ASK MR. GOLD about Hungarian
wieners and sweet-hot pickles.
TO EAT NOW.
Starbucks: Where do Goya, Samuel Pepys, L.A. graffiti and Monique Prieto
meet? By HOLLY MYERS.
PICK: John Mason, John M. Miller by PETER FRANK
Fish visits Paul Conrad and sort of interviews him. By DWAYNE BOOTH.
The Marines in Defiance face tough choices, by STEVEN MIKULAN.
ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s singing.
Groovaloo by ANN HASKINS
In SURF REPORT, ROBERT
ABELE on the survival of the kitschiest in the reality competition show
Grease: You’re The One That I Want.
Porn: SCOTT FOUNDAS finds that from Dakota Fanning’s rape to John
Cusack’s daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about child exploitation.
Controlled Performance: United 93’s Ben Sliney, as played
by an actor who understood the role by SCOTT FOUNDAS
the Ghost: In Requiem, Sandra Hüller turns heads, just not
her own by ADAM NAYMAN
for Sale: Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs by ROB NELSON
of new film releases, including Epic Movie, Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington
Anymore?, Blood and Chocolate and more.
to Noise: The Moral Museum: Selections From the Bick Archive
In GOOD REP: The
Best of James Bond, Agent 007 by JOHN PATTERSON
Becket by ELLA TAYLOR
PSYCHIC HIPSTER: Hip-Hop Is Dead… and other reports that have been greatly
exaggerated, by ALEC HANLEY BEMIS.
In KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK
& ROLL LOVE LETTER: Mercy, Mercy Me — Smokey Robinson on Dreamgirls.
Plus, ERNEST HARDY on
Sondre Lerche's new album Phantom Punch, in which he channels his inner
CAROLINE RYDER on
LIVE IN L.A. Perry
Farrell’s Satellite Party, Gram Rabbit at Spaceland by JOHN PAYNE
Movies at Safari Sam’s by ALIE WARD
Bird and the Bee at The Troubadour by MIKAEL WOOD
ROCK PICKS: Your
best bets for live music in L.A. this week
Love, “I’m sure you’ve answered a question like this before
or have refused to answer on principle, but… where can you find down-to-earth,
laid-back gay men?” By DAN SAVAGE