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Japhy Grant

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    For California's gays and lesbians, today marks the bittersweet one year anniversary of the California Supreme Court's decision to allow LGBT folks to get married in the Sunshine State. Of course, things didn't turn out exactly as planned and in November, Proposition 8 passed, leaving gays and lesbians high and dry at the aisle. Cue the scenes of protesters marching on the Mormon Church, the streets of Silver Lake and Downtown and ultimately, last month's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Prop. 8 while allowing the approximately 18,000 couples who were hitched to stay that way.
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    LAist tipster Jennifer pointed out a Flickr photo series in two parts entitled Ridiculous Los Angeles. Imagine our delight when we found photo after photo of bad breast jobs, stupid boys wearing winter jackets and ski boots when it's 85 out and musclemen smoking cigarettes on the street. Basically, Malingering (the photographer) is a paparazzi, but he's chasing us regular schmucks instead of Brangelina. Part of us is appalled, but we can't decide who...
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    We're going to put on our Andy Rooney hat for a minute. Please bear with us. So- Pixar and Disney are merging. So- The WB and the UPN are merging. To the first, we congratulate you. Just months ago Pixar and Disney, you were on the verge of splitting up forever and now, look at you two peas in a pod! We couldn't be happier. With Steve Jobs on the board of Disney and...
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    If you're running south to avoid the La Canada-Flintridge fire, we reccomend that you don't run too far south, since Compton looks like it's about to become the Murder Capital of America. Last night on The West Wing, SoCal residents found themselves running for their lives, but not knowing which way to run. While LA isn't about to have radioactive steam vented into the atmosphere (it's bad enough already, thank you very much), the...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    With promises of Italian food, wine and new works by everyone from Wim Wenders to Matthew Barney, we went to the opening of Dark Places at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Friday. Open from now until April 22, the exhibit, curated by New York-based critic (and video art fan) Joshua Decter explores "the subtle interconnectedness between memory and social space - and the possibility that traces of events are scripted into the...
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    Courtney Love's last words to Kurt Cobain seem to capture our feelings towards the whole Anaheim Angels vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fracas perfectly. For those of you not keeping up with petty sports politics, Angels owner Arte Moreno is being sued by the City of Anaheim for changing the team's name. The city claims that by calling the team "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" he is violating the terms of his...
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    Last night, while the rest of you were resting up for Hollywood's onanistic ode to itself (aka The Golden Globes), LAist was getting some culture in the form of David Foster Wallace, who read from his new collection of essays, Consider the Lobster at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Amid college cuties and L.A.'s limited literati, the long-maned California transplant (he teaches at Pomona College) read an essay on his September 11th experience called...
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    We found ourselves at the premiere of the lesbiriffic romantic comedy April's Shower last night at the Regent Cinema in Hollywood. Attending a gaysploitation premiere is a little bit like attending a major movie premiere, only smaller and obviously gayer. There were all the usual requisites: a red carpet (small, no bouncer), television reporters (from something called 'Q Television') and plenty of sub D-list celebrities hoping to score an extra drink ticket, but the...

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