Are you tired of print journalists cryin' all the time about the sad state of their industry? Us too. And so we bring them hope: LA Weekly's annual Best of LA (2010) issue hits newsstands Thursday. And its big.

To be more precise, the chubby book has 276, 32 pages more than last year — a 13 percent increase. Let's forget about the “Great Recession” and take a minute to celebrate a great city.

The issue looks back at L.A. through the ages while continuing to give you contemporary standouts in service and retail. There are …

” … scores and scores of places rich with history dating to the 19th Century. So go have a Mary Pickford at the Tam O'Shanter and relive the Roaring Twenties … Or make your own history at today's hottest clubs and hippest shops,” reads the staff introduction.

The issue is your guide to L.A.'s best “food & drink,” “places,” “shopping & services,” “music & nightlife,” “mind & body,” and more. Each section has a decade theme, starting with the 1920s.

Grab a copy at your favorite newsstand, convenience store, or restaurant, or check it out online.

LA Weekly