Town The Law Forgot: An L.A. ’burb is mired in gangs, cartels and
south-of-the-border-style politics. By JEFFREY ANDERSON
Peace in the Valley: According to former porn star, Kulak’s Woodshed
is barely legal. By STEVEN MIKULAN
A Considerable Town
Audacity: Barack Obama hits Los Angeles and, eventually, gets around to
giving a speech. By DANIEL HERNANDEZ
Blues: ROB HILL chronicles the tale of an airport refugee.
DAVE SHULMAN listens to
Borgicci’s lament in COLUMN DAVE.
ANGELOPOLIS by MAX KORNELL;
A MEXICAN! Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth
and talking smack about Mexicans? By GUSTAVO ARELLANO
cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.
the Case: Ham-handed LAPD has trouble getting witnesses to talk in murder
investigations, by CELESTE FREMON.
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.
Bitter Aftertaste: Hate-crime victim’s mom wants answers, by KATE
cartoon by MR. FISH
Up in the Sky: LINDA IMMEDIATO on flying lessons for first-timers.
Craft Night at Akbar,
Love by DAN SAVAGE
Eat & Drink
Deal: Providence’s night of happy endings, by JONATHAN GOLD.
MR. GOLD about naked ravioli
TO EAT NOW
Crescent Moon Is Down: Suggested reading for the president, by MATTHEW FLEISCHER.
Elephants on Parade: Tim Hawkinson’s lost weekend, by DOUG HARVEY.
ART PICK: Sharon Ben-Tal, Wally Hedrick by PETER FRANK
SEE ART: Nathan Hylden’s “Again and As If to Begin” and
Aurie Ramirez by AMRA BROOKS
Afraid of Edward Albee? Don’t call it a comeback — the playwright
was never gone; an interview by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS.
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
PICK: Dead Man Walking: Scenes From an American Opera by MARY BETH CRAIN
Sweet the Sound: Amazing Grace ODs on sanctimonious idealism.
The Sound and the Filth. A muddled, wasted tribute to Britain’s infamous
music fest by ROB NELSON
reviews of new films, including The Astronaut Farmer, Gray Matters,
and Reno 911!: Miami
RUN: Our Daily Bread by J. HOBERMAN
REPORT, ROBERT ABELE finds The 1/2 Hour News Hour comes up short.
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
LIVE IN L.A. goes out to see Camera
Obscura by SCOTT STERLING
Neko Case by TIM GRIERSON
LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER
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