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Does The Academy Loathe Hollywood Enough To Deny 'The Artist' An Oscar Victory? | Gary Susman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

"The Artist" has been the Oscar race's presumed frontrunner for so long that it seems only one thing could doom its chances for an Academy Awards swee...

The Edwardian Ball

Steve Payne | Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Payne


PHOTOS: 'Only In LA' Funniest Tweets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.10.2012 | Los Angeles

What is so dang "LA" that you would only see it here? A Saturday night Botox party? Acupuncture for cats? Angelenos have been blasting the Twitters...

Terry Richardson Gets Seedy In 'Terrywood'

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

Terry Richardson's unflinching approach to his subjects is widely credited as popularizing the grimy, San-Fernando-Valley-Porn-Studio aesthetic that h...

L.A.'s Redistricting War and the Health of Our Democracy

Madeline Janis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Madeline Janis

I love the fact that hundreds of people are attending the hearings to express their views on how to best represent the incredible diversity of interests in Los Angeles.

PLAN ForYourArt: February 23-29

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Urs Fischer's first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery will include sculptures and a series of large paintings. Fischer is known for his works that combine formal adventures in space, scale, and material with a mordant sense of humor.

Vicious Circles

Carrie White | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Carrie White

I see a sign over another door: Tattoo Removal. I had noticed this place was filled with people who had more ink on them than I had seen at a lifetime of rock concerts. "Hard to get a job with F*^k You tattooed across your forehead," Bird says.

Field of Dreams: Making Farmers Field Work for the People of Los Angeles

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Keitel

First off, just who are we expected to be rooting for, anyway? This whole conversation is moot if we don't get the right team, which means OUR team. The Chargers? Are you kidding me? The bolts are dolts. The Jaguars?

Ladies Lunch

Stinson Carter | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Stinson Carter

We were a gang of would-be's; the men behind the album with no record deal, the unpublished novel, and the film financed with waiter's tips. Meeting for bi- or tri-weekly two-hour lunches in the middle of afternoon. Part symposium, part potluck, all pre-mid-life crisis.

Preview: When Lucent Met Herakut at Palace Theater

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Herakut and Lucent Dossier Experience have joined forces to create a performance about broken dolls and broken dreams in a visual exploration of live music, costuming, live painting and dynamic cirque acts.

Stay Late and Graduate?

Stu Semigran | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Stu Semigran

For with so many of our young people dropping out comes a rise in crime, teenage pregnancy and other risky activities that place a burden on society. The perpetual challenge we are all facing now more than ever, is how can we keep students in school?

See The Costumes From 'The Artist' In Full Color

Posted 04.16.2012 | Home

By SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — To create the Oscar-nominated costumes for "The Artist," designer Mark Bridges had to think in...

Hitting Hollywood For Awards Season | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel

No Oscar invite? No worries.

A Child Can't Be Raised by a System... or a Court

Rhea Perlman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
Rhea Perlman

The most important element of the foster care system is getting kids out of foster care and into a permanent placement so they don't have to spend their entire childhoods in courtrooms, wondering if they will ever have a place to call home.

Valentine's Day: It Should No Longer Be About the Wrong Side of the Tracks

Susan Straight | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Susan Straight

Does angry conservative America really want the playing field of romance to be so uneven? We might have to go old school and remind them that love means never having to say you're sorry, no matter who you are.

The Art Of The Dirty Joke

Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts

While most of us view scatological humor and blonde jokes as examples of the less remarkable feats of the English language, video artist Stanya Kahn e...

Anna Almendrala

Best Los Angeles Spots To Find Your Valentine | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Is Los Angeles for lovers? Fashion consultant Rachel Andersson thinks so. "It's a fantastic place to have someone because there are so many romanti...

BlackVoices History Quest: Los Angeles

Posted 02.11.2012 | Black Voices

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Los Angeles. We have some great places for your next trip to Los Angeles, including...

Immigration Is Not Just An Election Year Issue, It Is A Reality Millions Of Undocumented People In The U.S Have To Face Every Day

Nancy Meza | Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Nancy Meza

In this year's elections, both parties have used the "immigration issue" as political football, but in reality, immigration is a problem undocumented immigrants in the U.S. must face every day.

Los Angeles moves haltingly toward ending fines for truancy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.11.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsLOS ANGELES -- Fifteen-year-old Juan Carlos Amezcua was just five minutes late for school, and already at the corner by T...

Elise Foley

LA Mayor And Obama Supporter Previews Line Of Attack On Mitt Romney | Elise Foley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he w...

Janell Ross

Bus, Train Ads Aim To Rescue Ailing Transit Budgets | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Faced with the clashing imperatives of protecting public health and preserving the fiscal well-being of public transportation, Boston transit official...

Chefs' Favorite Fried Chicken Joints

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

We asked chefs around the country to share their favorite places for fried chicken, from dives to upscale.

What's The Big Deal About Mike Kelley's Death?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley died of an apparent suicide in his bathtub a few days ago in Southern California. He was perhaps the most influential artist to emerge in ...

Bye-Bye LAX, Hello LIZ: Honoring Elizabeth Taylor and Rebranding Los Angeles Airport

Derek Shearer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Derek Shearer

LA should step up to the global marketing plate and rename our airport after Elizabeth Taylor, one of the great movie actresses of modern times. LAX should become LIZ.