Durst Denied Bail, Also Eyed In 1971 Case of Missing Vermont Teen

The long arm of the law is finally drawing Scooby Doo villain Robert Durst into its halfhearted embrace: a New Orleans judge denied Durst bail on Monday, ruling that he's a flight risk. Prosecutors said that when Durst was arrested in New Orleans on March 14, they found a .38-caliber revolver, a latex mask, and a map… » 3/24/15 9:50am 3/24/15 9:50am

Snoop Dogg Developing New HBO Series About '80s L.A.

Snoop is developing an HBO series with director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), the 43-year-old rapper announced last week at SXSW. Clearly shit is real preliminary though, because the show has no name and no premiere date. » 3/21/15 4:45pm 3/21/15 4:45pm

Tinashe's Amethyst Mixtape Is G-Funk for a New, Womanist Los Angeles

Twenty-two is a really important age for a woman: far enough off from teenhood that it feels grown, new enough to adulthood that self-actualization is a prospect of excitement and fear, like when your stomach starts to drop in airplane turbulence. Some emotions are new; even newer is how confidence cements them there.… » 3/18/15 5:20pm 3/18/15 5:20pm

LAPD Investigating Uber Driver for Sexual Assault

An off-duty Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. The LAPD told Buzzfeed that the driver has not been arrested and that the investigation is ongoing. » 2/02/15 10:00pm 2/02/15 10:00pm

LAPD Seek New Leads in Near Two Decades Old Teardrop Rapist Case

After almost 20 years and 35 assaults, police in Los Angeles are still searching for a serial rapist known as the "Teardrop Rapist" and are now asking the public for help in tracking him down. » 1/14/15 2:00pm 1/14/15 2:00pm

California Health Officials Issue Alert After Porn Actor Contracts HIV

Two weeks after the porn industry lost an appeal against a law requiring performers to wear condoms, California public health officials have announced that they believe a porn actor contracted HIV on a shoot out-of-state. An actor who tested negative for HIV just before the shoot had unprotected sex with several… » 12/30/14 11:30am 12/30/14 11:30am

Watch This Woman Make a Beautiful, Intricate Tutu

Ever wondered how those glorious ballet tutus are produced? Watch with your own eyes as one "pancake"-style creation takes shape. » 12/18/14 10:00pm 12/18/14 10:00pm

California Convicts First Person Under New Revenge Porn Law

A 36-year-old Los Angeles man has the not-awesome distinction of becoming the first person to be convicted under California's new revenge porn law, after posting topless images of his ex-girlfriend on her employer's Facebook page. Noe Iniguez was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday, after a jury found him guilty of… » 12/02/14 1:00pm 12/02/14 1:00pm

How to Avoid Dying Alone With No One to Claim Your Body

Fear of dying alone is among the top fears about death, topped only by dying alone undiscovered for days, weeks, or even years, only to be eventually found, Bridget Jones-style, half-eaten by Alsatians. Even worse? When there is no one to claim what's left. » 11/16/14 2:00pm 11/16/14 2:00pm

Fake Drunk Girl Finds Sketchy Men at Breeding Ground for Sketchy Men

A woman pretended to be drunk on Hollywood Boulevard — aka one of the sketchiest places in the world — to see if the strangers she encountered would help her find a bus home or be disgusting. Naturally, most of those she met were the latter. » 11/11/14 9:50am 11/11/14 9:50am

Uber Calls Woman's 20-Mile Nightmare Abduction an "Inefficient Route"

Several days ago, a Los Angeles Uber customer decided to leave a party for home early via UberX, the company's affordable taxi replacement. Instead of taking her home, the driver took her on a nightmare ride to an abandoned lot—and Uber doesn't seem to care. » 10/14/14 11:30am 10/14/14 11:30am

Truth: Everyone Believes In At Least One Crazy Thing

In the short time I've lived in Los Angeles, I've met people into energy healing, animal communicating, channeling, psychics, astrology and realigning vibes. Oh, and aura fluffing. I would mock them, but I think everyone believes in some crazy shit. They just don't always admit it as easily as people do in LA. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

Yes, People Called 911 When Facebook Went Down

Please try to not give up on humanity as a whole when you find out that yes, people were calling 911 to report that Facebook was not working. » 8/04/14 9:40am 8/04/14 9:40am

Least Affordable Cities for Twenty-Somethings: The Bronx and San Fran

It's no secret that life in a big city is expensive and riddled with cheap futons. But what if you can barely afford an apartment that won’t even fit a frugal futon? Welcome to the millennial cost of living in 2014. » 8/01/14 5:20pm 8/01/14 5:20pm

A Preseason Football Game Is Going to Ruin the Emmys

The geniuses at NBC, determined to systematically alienate every demographic in America, have moved the network's Emmy broadcast from its traditional Sunday evening time slot to Monday to make way for a football game. Apparently preseason football is more important than scripted TV's Super Bowl. » 7/25/14 12:20pm 7/25/14 12:20pm

Read the Emails: Elite L.A. Private Schools Warn of Teacher Sex Scandal

Two weeks ago, XO Jane published an essay by a woman who told of being sexually harassed in high school by a teacher who touched her and flirted with her. Now, the incident has become a full blown scandal at one of L.A.'s most prestigious private day schools. » 7/14/14 10:24am 7/14/14 10:24am

I Paid $100 to Have My Aura Unblocked

The woman I'm about to drop $100 on to help me get closer to my bliss does not look like an energy healer to me, nor does the room she works from seem fitting. I don't actually know what an energy healer or her office would look like, but I expect her to be more of a nu-hippie working out of something like an ashram.… » 3/26/14 4:45pm 3/26/14 4:45pm