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We’ve Got A Question For… Dr Edwin C. Krupp

Q: The new Griffith Observatory show, Time’s Up, coincides with the 2012 “doomsday” date on the Mayan calendar. As director of the observatory, can you explain how an ancient civilization inspired...

Former Owners Of The Dodgers Under Grand Jury Investigation

Even baseball novices know that the sport involves stealing home, not stealing money. For two people who owned a baseball team, you’d think Frank and Jamie McCourt would have...

The Wednesday Afternoon Cram, 5/30/12

Everything you need to know from today's front pages Distracted Phone Users Robbed 30% More This YearSiri, help!  Porn Video Shot at Los Angeles Memorial Colesium “The Gangbang Girl #32” was...

dineLA Announces Summer Dates

Huzzah! Dine L.A. Restaurant Week is back—well, not yet, but the organizers of the citywide discount prix-fixe meal event have announced this year’s summer dates. From July 16 to...

Tonight at Largo: The Honey Badger Guy

If you know him at all, it's probably from the goofy Honey Badger web video, the one where some random guy hilariously narrates the day to day activities of...

Video Village With Ask Chris: Paper Moon Opens Last Remaining Seats

Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy's summer film series of classic movies in historic theaters begins tonight with director Peter Bogdanovich introducing his 1973 film Paper Moon. Tickets...

Lomo Saltado

As the Byrds (and Ecclesiastes) once said, "To everything there’s a season." A time to plant, a time to heal, and a time for Ricardo Zarate to move Mo-Chica...

Video Village With Ask Chris: Is This The End Of The Bob Baker Marionette Theater?

More than fifty years after the first performance at his namesake theater near downtown, legendary puppeteer Bob Baker appears to be hanging up his marionettes for good. In an...

A Belly Dance Festival Shimmies Onto the Queen Mary

In the 1960s and ’70s, Los Angeles had a thriving Middle Eastern-themed club scene. Venues like the Fez, Haji Baba’s, and the Seventh Veil (now a strip club) boasted...

Video Village With Ask Chris: Excavating the Dutch Chocolate Shop

The Los Angeles Visionaries Association recently hosted a visit to the former Dutch Chocolate Shop in Downtown Los Angeles. The space (with its prominent "NO PICTURES" sign) is covered...