Amy Wallace Leaves L.A. Mag to return to LAT
BY NIKKI FINKE
Post-Puck Generation: Chefs who are changing the taste
of Los Angeles. BY JONATHAN GOLD Plus, the reviews: Grading
the new kids.
few good eggs: L.A.’s freshest faces in the kitchen. BY
To Eat Now: Dinner at Eight. BY MICHELLE HUNEVEN and JONATHAN
American Family: Close to Breaking
In Chapter 4 of our yearlong series on the
Aguilar family of East L.A., finances get tough and school
problems, caused by too many absences, threaten Estephanie’s
graduation. Luis remains in jail, and wishes he had a new
lawyer. A funeral provides inspiration for
14-year-old Bola. BY CELESTE FREMON
and Fortune: Twenty-six-year-old Roy Andres Montes got
a big break — and a $290,000 check — from the city of L.A.
two years ago as part of a settlement with corrupt Rampart
cops. Now, he’s been charged with the murder of a Palmdale
man. BY CHRISTINE PELISEK
Kerry: We asked Weekly political writers DAVID
CORN and DOUG IRELAND to engage in e-mail banter about the
prospects of the Democrats winning back the White House.
in L.A.: Some 12,000 gathered over the weekend at the
L.A. Convention Center to launch a new political movement
to give power to the voiceless. But will it really make any
difference? BY ROBERT GREENE
Brothers: Crenshaw entrepreneurs Ron and Richard Harris
were key to Leimert Park’s latest revival, but then business
got personal — and everybody’s losing out. BY ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN
in the park:
Photographer ANNE FISHBEIN runs across an unusual tableaux
in Palisades Park — a group of immobile activists demonstrating
various forms of torture enacted aginst the followers of the
Falun Gong movement.
ROBERT GREENE examines a setback for prosecutors in a
key Rampart case, and an appellate ruling in the case
of a Guantánamo
Bay detainee; and JUDITH LEWIS ponders the dumb federal
indictment filed against Petri-dish artist Steven
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Digital shutterbugs shake it like a camera-phone picture at
America’s first phonecam art show. BY MICHAEL HOINSKI
Also, JAY BABCOCK witnesses the changing of the gardener at
Amir’s, and BEN MARCUS gets Flea bitten at the Riding Giants
“Baking Back the White House” BY SEVEN MCDONALD
Broadway archivist Miles Krueger. BY ALIX LAMBERT
Anti-war poster art by MICAH IAN WRIGHT. A few artifacts from
the Kenny Boy files. Plus, 10 ways to say Dick.
July surprises: The Kerry-Edwards cute meet, plus Bush’s search
Many American journalists are, well, wimps, writes MARC COOPER,
just back from a weekend in Mexico.
Jump. BY DAVE SHULMAN
Giving conservatives Moore nightmares: Robert Greenwald talks
about his journey from TV nice guy to nemesis of the right
BY NIKKI FINKE
reel-ism: ELLA TAYLOR talks to writer-director Joshua
Marston about bringing Maria Full of Grace to the screen.
at LACMA: Plus 12 other films in the museum’s monthlong
Bertolucci retrospective. BY F.X. FEENEY
of a dodo: What 17th-century England and Hollywood have
in common. BY BRENDAN BERNHARD
Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.
BY KATIE MILLBAUER
games: Sarah Kane’s drama about a deranged soldier in
suburban England and Charles Duncombe’s satire about a patriotism-themed
game show are reviewed by STEVEN MIKULAN.
Echo: Guilty pleasures and golden eggs. BY JOHN PAYNE
stars cover the stars: A tribute to Cardboard Vampyres.
BY PAUL ROGERS
White chronicle foretold. BY STEVEN KOTLER
in L.A.: DKT/MC5; Skinny Puppy, Tweaker; Gram Parsons
Lot of Night Music: The birth and rebirth of opera in
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and The Return of Ulysses.
BY ALAN RICH
BY BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN
To Eat Now: Dinner at Eight.
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