Summer is Dangerous

Summer is dangerous. Elsewhere in this issue, various possibly well-meaning writers will try to persuade you that there are "things to do" in this sunny season. Ignore them. They may have forgotten that summer is a time of riots, fires, earthquakes, drive-bys, baseball games and many other hazards, but I......

Summertime

May 22-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) Renaissance Pleasure Faire Glen Helen Regional Park, northern junction of the I-15 and I-215 freeways, San Bernardino; through June 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; (800) 52-FAIRE; $17.50, $15.50 juniors, seniors, military and students, $7.50 children 5-11. (Discounts available on advance tickets and group purchases.) For a......

Outdoor drinking in L.A.

The mere thought of Los Angeles in hell-baked summer is enough to drive a girl to drink. But to do your summertime, easy-livin' drinking the right way, you've got to wallow a bit in the heat - steer clear of those dark, air-conditioned dens of iniquity and bring your bottles......

Protecting Your Body's Art

While summer seems ideal for showing off that sexy new belly ring or the cool tribal ink on your back, take heed. Tattoos and piercings are not as summer-friendly as you may be. They need special care when exposed to sun and water. Dermatologists, tattoo artists and piercers agree that,......

The El

As the last drops are wrung from the sky and the bloated clouds reluctantly give way to sun, we can finally embrace the long-awaited summer and sort through the aftermath of El Nino. Let us count the ways this summer will be altered. Due to the constant flow of moisture......

Leisure alternatives for those who covet the indirect ray

Your friends are heading to the beach - again. Rows of far too trim, tanned bodies in skimpy suits line the shore, chiseled men bang volleyballs into the sand, in-line skaters whisk by, and street performers croon in a language that - though you've traveled the world - even you......

Sympathy for the Devil

At a recent performance of his autobiographical comedy routine Other Than My Health I Have Nothing . . . And Today I Don't Feel So Good, Bruce Smirnoff singled me out. "So tell me," he asked, aiming his mike like a shotgun, "how old were you when you first had......

Circle Of Life

It's a plot so nefarious, so deadly, you might think it the work of Natasha and Boris, but the latest scheme to kill squirrels isn't the work of cartoon villains but rather of the city of Santa Monica. City officials plan to rid Palisades Park of ground squirrels by poisoning......

Thus Spake Lennon

In December 1985, five years after John Lennon died, this newspaper printed an interview with him. Not an old interview, but a fresh one, from beyond the grave. It was, looking back, a stretch for the Weekly, something better suited to the National Enquirer. But it struck me as a......