| Sep 2, 2008
Behold the king of the boat jousters.
The man-mountain stands silhouetted against the Mediterranean sun, gliding past spectators lining a canal: Aurelien Evangelisti, a.k.a. The Centurion, a Gallic Goliath of Italian and Maltese descent, a baby-faced,...
| Feb 8, 2009
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| Jul 3, 2010
In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word.
"R" stands for "rave," as...
| Oct 1, 2008
It's another Friday night at the Fullerton train station, which is full of the usual types: commuters with briefcases, people sprinting over a bridge because they found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks, families struggling with suitcases.
| Nov 29, 2006
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College is the great id of American movies. In the early days of film, universities were largely settings for outlandish comic escapades. But since the arrival of the youth culture in the 1960s, college has been a happy home not just for comedy, but for...
| Jun 30, 2010
A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16.
The girl, identified by family members as Sasha Rodriguez, was one of...
| May 13, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 9 small custards
Note: Matcha powder is available at many Japanese and Korean markets. Sprinkle it over a cutout or stencil to leave a pattern on the custard. Kelly Tisdale, the co-owner,...
| Jan 18, 2009
Prominent Angelenos are flocking to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural balls on Tuesday, and to related, high-profile events scheduled for this weekend. We spoke to attendees and party hosts, from Arianna Huffington to...
| Nov 23, 2008
The Hedgehog's Dilemma
A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal
Bloomsbury: 280 pp., $25
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist who has spent 20 years of his life working with hedgehogs. They are cute, Warwick admits,...
| Dec 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
| Feb 8, 2009
People always ask me how I decide where to go.
I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream.
And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
| Aug 7, 2008
Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one...