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Movie Review: Kill the Messenger ... a Great Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jeremy Renner is perfect to portray Gary Webb. Kill the Messenger is about integrity. It is a true story about the investigative journalist, Gary We...

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

Defender of Texting and Driving Can't Be Serious

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

While driving down the 405 the other day, I read a dumb article on my smart phone. An LA Weekly blogger boasted that even though it's illegal, he text...

Vet LA Theater Critic To Launch Community-Funded Digital Pub

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

In the aftermath of severe cutbacks in local theater coverage by LA Weekly and other Southland publications, veteran theater critic Steven Leigh Morri...

10 Infuriating Parking Tickets We've All Gotten

Posted 11.05.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly. By Jessica P. Ogilvie As residents of Los Angeles, we all have to endure certain indignities. There's th...

10 BEST Egg Dishes In The Whole City

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 10.11.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly. If you like it then you should have put an egg on it. That's what we think, anyway. Eggs, once relegated to...

LOOK: Hilarious LA Dating Stereotypes

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 09.25.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Jessica P. Ogilvie Have you dated an actor? How about a lounge-music aficionado? If you've been singl...

LA Is The Most Expensive City For THIS

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 07.19.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Dennis Romero Los Angeles is a city of billionaires with priceless views and immigrants who barely ha...

BURN: LA's Douchiest Neighborhoods

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 07.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Dennis Romero You're a douche. You drive a leased German car you can't afford, because it's certainly not a...

Reflections on L.A. Weekly of the 1990s and Its Motley Crew of Misfits

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.02.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

The Weekly gave me a home, a place where I could be part of something that was not only greater than me but also great in and of itself.

PHOTOS: 10 Best Downtown LA Restaurants

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 06.20.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly Once upon a time, eating well in downtown Los Angeles meant ducking into one of a very few fine dining palac...

Is Mixology Bullsh*t?

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Besha Rodel There's been a lot of debate among bar folk about the word "mixologist." When it first started ...

Boston Phoenix Falls, Smaller Alt-Weeklies Survive

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

The abrupt closing last week of the 47-year-old Boston Phoenix was a shock to the alternative weekly ecosystem. It also underscored the divide between struggling big city papers and more viable smaller-market ones.

PHOTOS: LA Chef Reveals 10 Best Restaurants

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Besha Rodell Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or h...

PHOTOS: 10 Bomb Spots To Try In Little Tokyo

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Daina Beth Solomon L.A.'s Little Tokyo is home to at least 100 eateries -- Japanese and non-Japanese, old a...

PHOTOS: #1 Reason To Love LA?

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 02.06.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly. By Hillel Aron It's February. It'll be 24 degrees and might snow tonight in New York City as frigid Can...

USC Tragedy Demands Unity, Not Division

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.15.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

As we cope with the aftermath, we can't lose sight of the fact that the shooting isn't just a tragedy for the international student community: It's a tragedy for the entire Trojan Family.

Newspaper Classifieds: The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

The sad state of newspaper classifieds makes me feel lucky that I worked at LA Weekly during the early '80s, when the classifieds did more than drive revenue: they said as much about the city's culture as the cover stories.

How To Be A Professional Laugher

blogs.laweekly.com | Posted 03.03.2012 | Comedy

It's 7 a.m., I'm struggling with jetlag from the red eye I took into LAX the night before and I'm in the wilds of the Valley, about to audition for th...

5 Cheese Questions For A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Food Critic

culture magazine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
culture magazine

When I lived in New York, I tended to spend about twice as much at Murray's each year as I did at every supermarket combined.

Playboy Fights Off A Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination Against Men

Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles

It's practically an unwritten law in clubs across the nation: guys pay a steep cover charge, but the ladies get in for free. But one man decided that ...

PAVEMENT Occupies Los Angeles

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

After watching the media coverage of the Occupy LA movement I was disheartened. It was decidedly glib. I moved my tent to City Hall the morning of October 28th and set an intention to stay for the duration.

Hotel From Hell

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

I took a walk through the construction site at the nefarious Ford Hotel with two former residents, Abraham and Travelle. They spent their childhood in the well-documented hellhole, witnessing life at the bottom rung of capitalism.

Owners Say the Darndest Things

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

In an economy where job security is nonexistent and it's riskier than ever to stand up to horrible bosses, there's usually nothing funny about their carelessly erratic and sometimes cruel behavior. But one finds humor where one can.

Voice Labor Settlement: High Drama or Foregone Conclusion?

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

To state as a fact that a strike was "narrowly averted" has little more meaning than if I told you I narrowly averted missing dinner by consuming a sandwich just two hours before bedtime.