End of Murder: Homicides are down in both New York and L.A. Is it possible
we can end them altogether? By DAVID ZAHNISER
A Considerable Town
DANIEL HERNANDEZ talks to Derek
Thomas, living with racial hatred in Harbor Gateway.
ERNEST HARDY on downtown’s
Broadway melody — and history — with a bongo beat.
Plus, DAVE SHULMAN’s COLUMN
DAVE: Substantial John's First Turkey Infidelity
L.A. STORY by CHANDLER WOOD;
A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO
Jerry Brown: No crime softie, by BILL BRADLEY.
In David Zahniser’s Z
FILES: If Connie Rice is right, we just need to change society and spend
NIKKE FINKE’s take on Oscar in DEADLINE
MARC COOPER’s take on Bush’s
State of the Union speech in DISSONANCE.
cartoon by MR. FISH,
Is Barbie, Hear Her Roar: Designer Tarina Tarantino drapes her favorite
feminist in pearls, by LINDA IMMEDIATO.
OUT, take a load off at Mandrake, Culver City’s art bar.
Plus, in LIBBY MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA,
it's Captain Hook and His Big Organ.
Eat & Drink
Noodles With Attitude: JONATHAN GOLD on ramen
as high art at Santouka.
Plus, FIRST BITE:
black truffles at Bistro K
ASK MR. GOLD about where
to find oxtail
Nuevo Cool: DANIEL HERNANDEZ on Tijuana
art in Santa Monica. Plus, Oaxacan Hearts and Minds
ART PICK: Achille
Perilli, Marc Trujillo at Istituto Italiano di Cultura by PETER FRANK
SEE ART: Bas Jan Ader and Mari Eastman by AMRA BROOKS
Young at Heart: STEVEN MIKULAN reviews Steven Fales’ Confessions
of a Mormon Boy.
ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
DANCE PICK: Choreographers
Ball Anniversary at the Key Club, Jan. 31 by ANN HASKINS
We All Not Get Along? Sarah Silverman finally scores her own Comedy Central
show, by ROBERT ABELE.
Plus, in SURF
REPORT, a daring Prison Break.
in a Sundance: SCOTT FOUNDAS scouts the festival for undiscovered talent
and comes away singing.
Sharon Stone: In Bobby, she spreads her wings and shows us her
of new film releases,
RUN Decline and Fall.
Dirt and overheard conversations
from the Sundance Festival by JOSHUAH BEARMAN
Gospel According to Cee-Lo: The poet of Gnarls Barkley reveals the broken-but-beating
heart of an unlikely hit, by ROY KASTEN.
In KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK
& ROLL LOVE LETTER: Justin and Pink live at Staples, Earl Greyhound
and Of Montreal.
Plus, PAUL ROGERS on bottomless
LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER;
Love by DAN SAVAGE
The Straight Dope by CECIL ADAMS