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The Best Dinner And A Movie Combos in LA

It may be a date night staple, but dinner and a movie doesn't have to be boring. Here are a few of my favorite combos in Los Angeles that get you far enough away from the chain restaurants to create a memorable night. I picked locations where once you've parked (or Ubered), you're done with your car. Show More Summary

Here Are The Dumb Jokes About Native Americans From Adam Sandler's Latest Film

46 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

It gives us some insight into what you might call the creative process behind the money-making machine that is Adam Sandler. [ more › ]

Your Wednesday Has Turned on the “One-Liners” Sign

Male flight attendant: Ladies and gentlemen, JetBlue welcomes you to the city which all other cities are reflections of… welcome to New York.–JFKOverheard by: SJKPilot over loudspeaker: Alright folks, get into your seats quickly. You don't have to love the person next to you and this ain't a furniture store.–JFKOverheard by: AllieWitty flight attendant: And […]

Stagecoach 2015: Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson round out an impromptu summit

As the 2015 Stagecoach Country Festival got underway Friday in Indio, the tour bus belonging to western swing band the Time Jumpers hosted an impromptu summit: three generations of acclaimed country musicians.

Tommy and Dee Hilfiger fete Dee Ocleppo collection in L.A.

Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, are in L.A. for the weekend for Tommy to pick up the Medal of Hope at the 22nd annual Race to Erase MS Gala. And they took the opportunity to turn the lobby of the Chateau Marmont into their living room Thursday night, hosting friends and family for cocktails to...

Video: Alex Garland, Rian Johnson, Graham Moore talk 'Ex Machina'

“Ex Machina,” which writer-director Alex Garland recently referred to as "a sci-fi psychological thriller," has undoubtedly been one of the bright spots of the spring movie season.

Former Buena Park city staffers sentenced on embezzlement charges

Two former Parks and Recreation managers with Buena Park who were responsible for their staff's time cards were sentenced Friday for public corruption and embezzling more than $1.3 million. 

William Wingate Sues Officer Cynthia Whitlatch and the Seattle Police Department Alleging Racial Discrimination

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

William Wingate was arrested last summer for "walking in Seattle while black." SPD William Wingate, the 70-year-old military veteran who was arrested last July by Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch as he walked through CapitolShow More Summary

Governor Signs Bill Overhauling Washington's Medical Marijuana System

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Medical marijuana will soon be folded into the recreational marijuana system created under Initiative 502. Atomazul/Shutterstock Governor Jay Inslee today signed a lengthy reform bill that will radically change the way medical marijuana is bought and sold in Washington state. Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Bay Area Binge Drinking Shoots Up

How to get a World Series ring, Van Ness is closed again, unpleasant allegations against SFPD's chief. [ more › ]

This Week In S.F. Food: Trestle Opens For $35 Prix-Fixe, SFMOMA Dumps Blue Bottle For Sightglass, And More

Lots more coffee buzz, some great news for vegans, and free Super Duper day on Monday. [ more › ]

The Week in Music Memorandum: ESP-Disk Boss Bernard Stollman

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

'60s experimental jazz and, well, really anything goes, record label, ESP-Disk label founder Bernard Stollman passed away this week at age 85. He had been fighting colon cancer and pneumonia. Stollman's ESP-Disk label began in 1963,Show More Summary

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Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, died April 23 in New York City. He was 71.He had complications from a major stroke that occurred last week, the magazine reported. “He conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them,” Time theater critic Richard Zoglin said in an online tribute. Show More Summary

Is slab of blacktop a D.C. landmark?

Historic landmarks usually conjure up images of grassy Civil War battlefields and Colonial-era homes where George Washington once slept. In the affluent Spring Valley area of Northwest Washington, residents and city officials are hashing out the historical merits of an asphalt parking lot.Read full article >>

When will the last leg of I-485 open?

The Charlotte Observer had a strange article on the topic earlier this week, claiming that the answer was “by July 20.” Right now, they’re still pouring concrete near Prosperity Church Road.  The key firm yet not so firm quote: “The concrete paving contractor was a little bit optimistic,” said Scott Cole, a deputy division engineer […]

5 Delicious Pop Tarts You Need To Try In Los Angeles

When pop tarts started, well, popping up a few years back, we were excited to see some of L.A.'s best pastry chefs taking on the ubiquitous boxed breakfast treat—and taking it to the next level. [ more › ]

For the record

LACMA sculpture: In the April 24 Calendar section, an article about a rare Ernst Ludwig Kirchner sculpture acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art misidentified the buyer of a different Kirchner sculpture sold at auction. The buyer in that 2006 auction was Ronald Lauder, not Leonard Lauder.

Clippers make many improvements in year since Donald Sterling's ouster

The ownership transition from Donald Sterling to Steve Ballmer has come with some noticeable improvements for the Clippers.

Long Beach police fatally shoot unarmed man after graffiti reports

A 19-year-old unarmed man was fatally wounded by Long Beach police after they believed he was pointing a gun, officials said Friday.

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