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To Live With Unreality in L.A

Jeff Polman | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Jeff Polman

It's strange that I've been up to the Griffith Park Observatory about a dozen times since I've lived out here and not once did I experience a time warp event or see a naked terminator appear.

Chinatown Dentist Gets 31-Pound Surprise Delivery Of Marijuana

| Tara Kyle | Posted 06.02.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Medical marijuana may be legal in 15 states, but a massive pot delivery to a Chinatown dental office Friday was very illegal -- and unexp...

Todd Haynes Talks About Mildred Pierce

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.

From Rags To Rag And Bone: The End Of The Bowery | Marc Santora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BEFORE the Bowery bums and urban blight, before the restaurant-equipment dealers flooded the sidewalks, before lighting stores illuminated storefront ...

Sources: Bus Driver In NYC Crash Had Driving Privileges Suspended Prior To Accident

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The driver of a bus in a horrific weekend crash that killed 15 people in New York City should not have been able to get behind the whe...

Eating My Heart Out in Toronto

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Peameal Bacon Sandwich: A Toronto Specialty There was nothing I didn't eat last weekend in Toronto, except maybe my custom-made hat from Lilliput h...

Quinn To Sign Redistricting Law: Real Reform Or Window-Dressing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the data from the 2010 census comes in, the ever-contentious process of redrawing Illinois's legislative maps will soon be under way. A new law tha...

HuffPost Review: Rango

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.

Finals Hours Of The Last Arcade In Chinatown

NYC The Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rumors started flying around New York City blogs last week that Chinatown Fair, one of the last traditional arcades left in the city, was closing. Tho...

Chinese Char Siu Pork Ribs At Home

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It turns out that Char Siu, even though it sounds like charcoal, is not barbecued, grilled, or smoked. It is roasted in a special oven, usually gas fired. And most of the time it gets its ruddy tone from red food coloring. Sigh.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Chinatowns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Chinese New Year was celebrated across the globe late last week, as the Year of the Rabbit dawned. As the celebrations will continue for days to come...

WATCH: Down The Hidden Alleys Of San Francisco's Chinatown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The largest Chinatown in the US, and also the oldest, San Francisco's Chinatown is full of secrets and back-alleys. One of them, Ross Alley, was once ...

Chinatown School Bound Student's Hands With Duct Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A parent who sent his children to a Chinese Christian school in Chicago's Chinatown was outraged to find his four-year-old son's hands bound together ...

Stop the Lies

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Near the end of the now-classic film Chinatown, set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, working-stiff private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) conf...

LA Art World Gossip, October 2010

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Francois Ghebaly continues his ascent into top dealerdom. He has moved his Francois Ghebaly Gallery to Culver City, landing in a funky, misshapen muffler repair shop.

Eye Opener: HUD Grades and Kate Spades

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid the mosque hullaballoo, a bid to rebuild a Greek Orthordox church is largely ignored. [NYT] Brooklyn artist feeds ants nothing but McDona...

PHOTOS: A Walk in San Francisco's Chinatown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco in the 1850s. Many came to escape China's uncertain economic conditions, attracted by the Gold ...

PHOTOS: A Walk In San Francisco's Chinatown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco in the 1850s. Many came to escape China's uncertain economic conditions, attracted by the Gold ...

Mapping Race in New York City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

2010-09-24-racepull.jpgA map of New York City by race and ethnicity suggests that perhaps the place isn't quite the melting pot that it is claimed to be.

FYF Rocks Chinatown (PHOTOS)

Yasi Salek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Yasi Salek

FYF is the place to be to hear bands on the cusp of breakout acclaim.

PLAN ForYourArt August 5-11

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings th...

Perform! Now! Festival: Interview With Francois Ghebaly

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

This weekend, over 40 performances will take place in, out and around an array of Chinatown galleries as part of the second Perform! Now! Festival.

Plan ForYourArt July 29-August 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This year's PERFORM! NOW! festival showcases more than 40 performances to take place throughout Chinatown's gallery district.

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.

Art Exhibit Uses Foursquare To Send New Yorkers On The Hunt For Free Art | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new exhibit will feature a scavenger hunt powered by Foursquare for artwork throughout New York City....