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The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted an poolside screening of "Endless Summer" for the 50th anniversary of the surfing culture...
During one stretch on Saturday, it rained steadily for two hours and lightning flashed across downtown. So why not some pics.
If you read one more long piece on the repercussions of last week's story about Jackie Fuchs and her account of being raped by Kim Fowley, I suggest Ann Powers' personal essay for NPR.
Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down performed at Hollywood and Highland's Wine and Jazz Summer Concerts series.
The editors call Sasha Frere-Jones "one of the leading voices of our time on music, language and culture." He won't report to any of the arts or culture editors, however.
Her book does not include Jackie Fuchs' details of being raped by Kim Fowley, the band's creepy creator. Here's why.
The bassist for the 1970s girl band had never talked about the long-rumored incident until now. She collected details from witnesses -- not including Joan Jett, who has yet to acknowledge what she saw.
The event I attended perfectly represented the Cinefamily mission "to reinvigorate the movie-going experience by fostering a spirit of community and a sense of discovery."
What is the role of the artist in an imperfect world? Noah Purifoy, the son of sharecroppers in the South, seemed to have it right.
Copeland came from a difficult situation in San Pedro and Gardena and today becomes the first African-American female principal dancer ever in the company.

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"For Chinese food there's no place in the United States like Southern California," New York Times columnist Mark Bittman says in a new video from Los Angeles.
These lucky few slutsters got seats at the counter.of Egg Slut in Grand Central Market.
County health inspections are spotty even at restaurants with confirmed cases of poisoning, says report by Joel Grover.
The city's Board of Cultural Heritage Commissioners today voted unanimously to extend history-cultural monument status to the threatened Norms coffee shop on North La Cienega.
The news doesn't really get better for fans of the Googie-style Norms coffee shop.
Move has been in the works for awhile, he says. Amy Scattergood slides up to food editor.
The former Broadway landmark has been closed since 2011, so this is progress.
With a documentary on him debuting at Sundance, the restaurant reviewer says he will no longer pretend that no one knows it's him.
City Cultural Heritage Commission votes to take Norms status under advisement.
An exuberant example of the California coffee shop type and an expressive Googie masterwork by Armet & Davis, the LA Conservancy says.

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