| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:41 PM
In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back.
None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
| Aug 9, 2009
So you've just dipped into one of Sergio Aragonés' cartoons. Relax. Make yourself at home. The artist would like you to feel perfectly at ease in the miniature cosmos he has created, which, you may have observed, is as spatially balanced and packed with...
| Apr 8, 2009
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes...
| Apr 8, 2009
5233 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-3104; www.jitlada.localthaifood.com.
Lively restaurant where Thais and local hipsters convene for the homey, southern Thai cooking of Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee and his...
| Nov 16, 2008
Words & Ideas
Greg Hise Aloud at Central Library presents "Ground Truth: How We Talk About Los Angeles and Why This Matters," a conversation between the urban historian and D.J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land." www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan...
| Jun 12, 2008
My stomach churning, the sun beating down on my aching cranium, I slowly uncurl my fingers from their death grip. My eyelids creak open. I'm lying on my back, with my upper torso restrained by a harness and my legs feebly kicking in midair.
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
| Dec 18, 2007
Fans of "The Simpsons" have canonical memories, but only limited patience. Naysayers decry seemingly every episode and every season as the worst ever until they look back and realize that just about every season for 19 years now has contained the...
| Apr 29, 2008
We stand before the two-story-high clown head. Krusty beckons us to enter the mouth, which doubles as the entrance to Krustyland, the fictional theme park that's the centerpiece of the Simpsons Ride, the just-opened $30 million attraction at Universal...
| May 18, 2008
The opening of The Simpsons ride at Universal Studios here and in Los Angeles is a vivid and cheerful reminder of the deep and enduring impact the long-running, award-winning television series continues to exert on American culture. Son Bart is a float in...
| Jan 8, 2008
| 11:40 AM
The envelope holding the ticket for the show stated, "Awards Season Starts Here."
For many in the room there was the distinctly uncomfortable feeling that it just may end "Here" as well.
With breaking news spreading like wildfire through the Santa...
| Feb 26, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Welcome to the department of "D'Oh": Fox has finally officially said "The Simpsons" will go through seasons 21 and 22. The network/studio had already signed the cast for four years, which would take the classic through 23 and into......