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The King’s Things

Michael Jackson died today at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood. He was 50 years old. An investigation into the King of Pop's death has been opened by the LAPD....

More Chillin', Less Grillin on the Fourth

Already reached your backyard barbecue quota for the summer, or just out of propane? Here’s a list of a few restaurant holiday happenings. BLT Steak: A...

This is Love – Paper Heart

In the Sundance winner Paper Heart, Charlyne Yi plays a somewhat fictionalized version of herself who doesn’t believe in love but doesn’t want to be a spinster. Directed by...

Bjork on the Big Screen—Voltaic at The Montalban

Bjork’s forehead was the first thing I noticed: a swath of colors, the paint stops right above the bridge of her nose. Next, I fixated on her eyelids, painted black, framed by...

Merde!: A Q&A with Top Chef Masters' Ludo Lefebvre

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t yet watched the latest episode of Top Chef Masters—which pit our own Ludovic Lefebvre (of LudoBites) against Chicago’s Rick Bayless, Puerto Rico’s Wilo Benet,...

Ambassador Hotel

We were recently invited to tour the construction site of Central Los Angeles New Learning Center #1, formerly home to the Ambassador Hotel. The 24 acres are being developed...

Cheap Eats: Daikokuya

We scoured the county, sampling hundreds of restaurants to come up with our list of the 101 best cheap eats that appeared in the May issue. But in an...

Troop LaBonge

Our esteemed city councilman Tom LaBonge called Monday afternoon to invite us to his annual summer solstice picnic atop Mt. Hollywood and I jumped at the chance. Meeting at...

Wish You Were Here

It’s hard to keep a secret on the Internet—especially if it’s about an unannounced Incubus show. A warm-up gig for their summer tour, which includes a show at...

Macho Show Queen Reports: An Evening With Phyllis Diller

So my friend the Macho Show Queen is jetting out of town today but wanted to fill me in on his affairs, so to speak, these past two days....