Daily Brief: COVID Won’t Stop the Super Bowl From Happening in L.A.

Also, Peter Bogdanovich, the director of ’Last Picture Show’ and ’Paper Moon,’ dies at 82
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» Everything You Need to Know About the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot The Los Angeles Times breaks down the events—by the numbers—that took place on Jan. 6, 2021 when Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capital. [Los Angeles Times]

» Officials Say COVID Won’t Stop the Super Bowl From Being Played at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium Despite the winter COVID surge and reports that the NFL has been exploring contingency sites, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the football game will still go on in L.A. [KTLA]

» Peter Bogdanovich, Director of ‘Last Picture Show’ and ‘Paper Moon’ Dies at 82 The Oscar-nominated director who solidified his reputation as one of the most important filmmakers in the New Hollywood of the ’70s has died of natural causes on Thursday, according to his daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich. [NBC News]

» Billie Eilish, Kanye West to Headline Coachella 2022 Los Angeles’ very own Billie Eilish and Chicago superstar, Kanye West, are slated to headline the sold-out Coachella festival this year, sources tell Variety, on Saturday and Sunday night, respectively. Swedish House Mafia is also on the bill, but it’s unclear whether the group will be the festival’s third headliner. [Variety]

» At Least 22 Historic Streetlights Have Been Stolen From an L.A. Bridge. Now the City is Storing the Rest for Safe Keeping According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, 22 of the historic lampposts, which used to light up the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, are missing. The city has taken down an additional 18 lights for storage. [Los Angeles Times]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» SoCal Reps Recall the Jan. 6 Insurrection One Year Later ”It was one of the darkest days of our history, and we still have a long way to go to recover from that day,” Rep. Mike Levin says

» What Shaquille O’Neal Thinks About the Antonio Brown Controversy ”In this era we’re living in, there’s memes and there’s a whole bunch of people making judgement and doing this and doing that,” Shaq tells LA Mag

» Will the ‘Scream’ Reboot Live Up to the Franchise’s Legacy? The original Scream franchise revolutionized the genre. Can the new one do the same for a younger generation?


ONE MORE THING

(Photo courtesy of L’Antica Pizzeria De Michele/Rossella Pisano)

Why the Pasta at These Three Restaurants Rules

Los Angeles is in a groove with pasta, and it’s worth talking about in depth. So, instead of thoughtlessly listing “9 essential spaghetti restaurants in Los Angeles,” here’s how these three spots serve up their inspired pasta dinners, and why you should go.

[FULL STORY]


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