L.A., Soon to Be Drowning in Dog Poop, Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

Today marks a dark day in the annals of people who refuse to pick up after their dogs (or tethered goats — whatever you're into): Los Angeles has, with the New Year, instituted a ban on plastic grocery bags, meaning that L.A.-area residents will have to either provide their own bags or pay an extra ten cents for each… » 1/01/14 4:00pm 1/01/14 4:00pm

Jared Leto Found a Way to Get You To Watch a 30 Seconds to Mars Video

Would you like to watch a bunch of celebrities talk about what Los Angeles means to them? Jared Leto has called in some big favors for his band 30 Seconds to Mars's new video "City of Angels" and those big favors include: Olivia Wilde, Kanye West ("But actually, I'm one of the few people whose middle name is… » 10/30/13 7:15pm 10/30/13 7:15pm

Where Was Lindsay Lohan at The Canyons Premiere?

"Lindsay Lohan is the star of the film, but she was a no-show at the Los Angeles premiere of The Canyons," proclaimed the Daily Mail proudly on Wednesday. "So in her absence, her co-star Tenille Houston made sure all eyes were on her with a racy outfit choice." While Tenilee Houston's cleavage is "ample" and stunning,… » 8/07/13 12:00pm 8/07/13 12:00pm

I Paid for a Water 'Tasting Flight' Because I'm an Asshole and I Can

James Spader is a regular, the host informs us as we walk to our table. Oh, and Will Ferrell sat right there with his family just yesterday. All lovely people; great tippers. My friend and I slide into the modern red wing chairs in Los Angeles' Ray's & Stark Bar and ask for the water menu. We're here to drink flights… » 8/07/13 11:40am 8/07/13 11:40am

Police Put on the Spot by Camera-Wielding ‘Coparazzi’ Sex Worker

Here's one way sex workers can hold clients and cops accountable: videotape them. Raven Nicole Masterson, a self-described "coparazzi," uses her cellphone camera to document how often the basic rights of sex workers — especially those who are women of color — are completely ignored. Masterson's guerrilla tactics won't… » 7/11/13 4:00pm 7/11/13 4:00pm

Talking Bizness With Tina Stormberg and Anna Dewey Greer Of The Dog Show

The Dog Show, Anna Dewey Greer and Tina Stormberg's trippy, girly store in L.A's Echo Park — which in the last year has been featured in L.A. Weekly, Nylon, Vice, by us, and elsewhere — is like an even awesomer version of cotton candy laced with mescaline, if that's possible. The girls have been best friends since… » 6/08/13 1:30pm 6/08/13 1:30pm