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Moz the
Cat
: In which Steven Patrick Morrissey speaks of ghosts, glam rock, Obama
. . . and why squirrels like him. By KATE SULLIVAN
Chest
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
.

In SEVEN
McDONALD’s 24 SEVEN
Meet Me at (the Doughnut Side Of) Third and Fairfax

Photos
from a Santa Monica high school protest against the war
by MARK THE COBRASNAKE
HUNTER

¡ASK
A MEXICAN! deciphers ridiculous nicknames
from seemingly normal names. By
GUSTAVO ARELLANO

JUDITH LEWIS posts from ANOTHER
GREEN WORLD
on why all ethanol is not created equal.

and a cartoon
by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN
.

Newsroom

Death
of the Snow-Cone Man
: Norberto Castro made a good life here, but a witch
doctor spelled his doom, by CHRISTINE PELISEK.

The
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
.

And a
cartoon by MR. FISH
.

LA Vida

The
Way We Wore
: Our unofficial guide to vintage rock T-shirts, by SIRAN BABAYAN.

Plus, LIBBY
MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA
with a week's worth of stuff to do around town.

 

Eat & Drink

Chili
con Carney’s
: JONATHAN GOLD rides the hot dog express.

Plus, ASK MR. GOLD about Hungarian
wieners and sweet-hot pickles
.

and WHERE
TO EAT NOW

Art

Not
Starbucks
: Where do Goya, Samuel Pepys, L.A. graffiti and Monique Prieto
meet? By HOLLY MYERS.

ART
PICK
: John Mason, John M. Miller by PETER FRANK
Books

Cartoonist Mr.
Fish visits Paul Conrad
and sort of interviews him. By DWAYNE BOOTH.

Stage

Corps Values:
The Marines in Defiance face tough choices, by STEVEN MIKULAN.

Plus, new
reviews
,

ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s singing.

DANCE PICK:
Groovaloo
by ANN HASKINS

Screen

In SURF REPORT, ROBERT
ABELE on the survival of the kitschiest
in the reality competition show
Grease: You’re The One That I Want.

Film

Kiddie
Porn
: SCOTT FOUNDAS finds that from Dakota Fanning’s rape to John
Cusack’s daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about child exploitation.

A
Controlled Performance
: United 93’s Ben Sliney, as played
by an actor who understood the role by SCOTT FOUNDAS

Getting
the Ghost
: In Requiem, Sandra Hüller turns heads, just not
her own by ADAM NAYMAN

Dissent
for Sale
: Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs by ROB NELSON
Plus, reviews
of new film releases
, including Epic Movie, Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington
Anymore?, Blood and Chocolate
and more.

Signal
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

And a final note from SCOTT FOUNDAS on Once,
this year's Sundance standout
.

Music

THE
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
Thomas Dolby.

CAROLINE RYDER on
Lily Allen,

LIVE IN L.A. Perry
Farrell’s Satellite Party, Gram Rabbit
at Spaceland by JOHN PAYNE

Also, Midnight
Movies
at Safari Sam’s by ALIE WARD

And The
Bird and the Bee
at The Troubadour by MIKAEL WOOD

LINA
LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER
;

ROCK PICKS: Your
best bets for live music in L.A. this week

In Letters
standing up for the ladies and means to an electoral end
Rockie
Horoscope

In Savage
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

Also, CECIL ADAMS'
The Straight Dope

 

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