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{mosimage} The
Town The Law Forgot
: An L.A. ’burb is mired in gangs, cartels and
south-of-the-border-style politics. By JEFFREY ANDERSON


No
Peace in the Valley
: According to former porn star, Kulak’s Woodshed
is barely legal. By STEVEN MIKULAN

Li’l
Dickens, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Love to the Vice President
.
By JERRY STAHL

A Considerable Town

The
Audacity: Barack Obama hits Los Angeles
and, eventually, gets around to
giving a speech. By DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Jet
Blues
: ROB HILL chronicles the tale of an airport refugee.

DAVE SHULMAN listens to
Borgicci’s lament in COLUMN DAVE
.

Plus, LOS
ANGELOPOLIS
by MAX KORNELL;

¡ASK
A MEXICAN!
Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth
and talking smack about Mexicans? By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

A
cartoon
by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

 
Newsroom

Clearing
the Case
: Ham-handed LAPD has trouble getting witnesses to talk in murder
investigations, by CELESTE FREMON.

That’s
Not Permitted
: City Councilman José Huizar ignored the law, expanded
his house, then used insiders to get away with it, writes DAVID ZAHNISER in

THE Z FILES.

That
Bitter Aftertaste
: Hate-crime victim’s mom wants answers, by KATE
COE.

Plus, a
cartoon by MR. FISH

 
LA Vida

Way
Up in the Sky
: LINDA IMMEDIATO on flying lessons for first-timers.

Plus,
Craft Night at Akbar
,

LIBBY
MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA
,

Savage
Love
by DAN SAVAGE

 



Eat & Drink

Sweetheart
Deal
: Providence’s night of happy endings, by JONATHAN GOLD.

Plus, FIRST
BITE: Celadon

ASK
MR. GOLD
about naked ravioli

and WHERE
TO EAT NOW

Books

The
Crescent Moon Is Down
: Suggested reading for the president, by MATTHEW FLEISCHER.


Art

Pink
Elephants on Parade
: Tim Hawkinson’s lost weekend, by DOUG HARVEY.

ART PICK: Sharon Ben-Tal, Wally Hedrick by PETER FRANK

MUST
SEE ART
: Nathan Hylden’s “Again and As If to Begin” and
Aurie Ramirez by AMRA BROOKS

Stage

Who’s
Afraid of Edward Albee?
Don’t call it a comeback — the playwright
was never gone; an interview by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS.

Plus, new
theater reviews
including Bent, Altar Boyz and more.

ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
,

DANCE PICK: Lula
Washington Dance Theater
by ANN HASKINS
Ann Haskins

CLASSICAL
PICK: Dead Man Walking
: Scenes From an American Opera by MARY BETH CRAIN

Film

Great Scot:
ELLA TAYLOR sips tea with James McAvoy; SCOTT FOUNDAS reviews his new film,
Starter
for 10
.

Too
Sweet the Sound
: Amazing Grace ODs on sanctimonious idealism.

Plus, why The
Number 23

doesn’t add up
.By SCOTT FOUNDAS

Glastonbury:
The Sound and the Filth
. A muddled, wasted tribute to Britain’s infamous
music fest by ROB NELSON

More
reviews of new films
, including The Astronaut Farmer, Gray Matters,
and Reno 911!: Miami

SHORT
RUN: Our Daily Bread
by J. HOBERMAN

Screen

In SURF
REPORT
, ROBERT ABELE finds The 1/2 Hour News Hour comes up short.

 
Music

Focus
Group: Blur’s Damon Albarn
talks to JOHN PAYNE about his new project
with former Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and MARK MAUER reviews the new record.

Plus, JOHN ALBERT on Explosions
in the Sky
.

DIGGIN’ YOUR SCENE checks in with
Bloodcat Love
,

LIVE IN L.A. goes out to see Camera
Obscura
by SCOTT STERLING

And also
Neko Case
by TIM GRIERSON

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER

This week's ROCK
PICKS

 

Letters

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