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Another Door Opens for Temple Grandin

“I was very surprised to discover how vast the range can be. I was impressed by how broad the autism spectrum is. How idiosyncratic each case, for lack of...

Fascinating Rhythms

I didn’t think Gershwin could possibly sound any better than the way I remembered it, but last Wednesday’s Gershwin Across America show at the Hollywood Bowl made me reconsider that...

My LA to Z: Abigail Chapin

 Abigail Chaplin (left) with her sister Lily As half of the musical duo The Chapin Sisters, Echo-park resident Abigail Chapin is constantly on the road—whether it be touring with Zooey...

The Right To Bare Chest

Odd sights are a dime a dozen at Venice Beach, but this one held its audience captive. On Sunday, over 20 topless women (wearing red tape over their nipples...

Thou Shalt Protest

“Hey hey, ho ho, homophobia’s got to go!” A small, megaphone-armed crowd chanted over the drivers honking their support at the corner of San Vicente and Santa Monica Blvd....

Music Man

There’s a single line in Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” that’s so warm and honest it makes me forget the song’s not about love. When Eric Kufs sings “and your arm...

Off the Record: The Ladies’ Man

Eager to read “The Ladies’ Man,” Amy Wallace’s September profile of James Ellroy, the Demon Dog of L.A. fiction, on newsstands now? Well, here’s a tidbit about the story...

Fit for a King

While Larry King may no longer be hosting his decades-long CNN talk show come fall, fans will still be able to see their favorite deli-lover hosting the Chabad “To...

Oddities

Looking for a laugh? This was recently posted on Craigslist: A ten-pound bottle of Nitrous Oxide—otherwise known as laughing gas. And not just any bottle—a black aluminum bottle in...

My LA to Z: Landon Donovan

The soccer star took a break while traveling abroad to tell us where he looks forward to going most when he returns to L.A.