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Mother's (and Father's) Little Helper: Weed Makes for Better Parenting, Advocates Say

In fact, parents are 52 percent more likely than non-parents to replace alcohol with cannabis, and 26 percent more likely to replace opiates.<p>For …

Cannabis

Sun, Sea and Warm Brew

“We grew up on the ’90s hip-hop, where it was really groove-oriented or collective-oriented, and we were trying to do stuff like that,” Spliff says. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

3 Gold Medal–Worthy Bars to Watch the Winter Olympics With Great Food and a Shot or Two

Brack Shop Tavern's Olympics shooters<p>Courtesy White Oak Communications<p><b>Brack Shop Tavern</b> downtown is all sports all the time. In addition to the …

Shaun White

Felix, Kismet, Vespertine Make Short List for James Beard Award Semifinals

While the City of Angels struck out nationally for Outstanding Chef, seven of the 20 semifinalists for Best Chef in the West (California, Hawaii, …

Culver City

15 Best Things To Do in L.A. This Week

<b>Political Pop-Up</b><p>Open Fist Theatre presents <b>One Year Later — A Political Pop-Up of the Theatrical Kind</b>, 14 short plays by writers from across the …

The Arts

Blues Queen Janiva Magness Demands Action Through Her Protest Songs

Of course, that level of awareness, that cry for justice, is integral to the DNA of blues music. From the early days of Ma Rainey and Robert Johnson, …

Chicago Blues

This DIY Energy Drink/Craft Cocktail Is NoBull

The only mix I’ve seen it work in is with an off-dry riesling, and while I’d love to fool the average energy beverage junkie into thinking mine was …

Alternative Medicine

Valeska Grisebach’s Western Sketches a Culture Clash on European Frontier

The chief suspense, at first, in <i>Western</i>, Valeska Grisebach’s third feature, lies in classification: What <i>kind</i> of Western will this tense but languid …

Drown

Can My Landlord Really Do That?

<b>Can my landlord keep my deposit?</b><p>If he provides an itemized account of your deposit funds, he can. He can use these funds to cover unpaid rent and to …

Housing

The Mormons Are Missionaries on a Mission

“I guess I liked the idea of having a uniform,” Jones says. “I would judge bands by the way they were dressed, and I wanted to neutralize that. I …

Mickey Mouse

Nostalgia Examines the American Way of Accumulating — and Dying

Mark Pellington’s contemplative fugue <i>Nostalgia</i> might have been called <i>Stuff</i> or <i>Inheritance</i>. An episodic ensemble drama organized around the logic of …

Nick Offerman

Celebrate Cauliflower, the New Superfood and Chef’s Favorite, for National Cabbage Day

“Cauliflower was a vegetable that was always prepared with love and found on our dinner table on Sunday at Nana’s house,” Adam Sobel, chef and …

Healthy Eating

Luscious Dumplings Spinoff Brings Delicious Flavor Bombs to Highland Park

Mason's pithy menu prominently features its signature dumplings: boiled, steamed or pan-fried. In addition to various dumplings, a couple token rice …

Food & Dining

L.A.'s Stages Play Host to Immigrants and Refugees

That theater-loving couple, Lorenzo Thione and Jay Kuo, helped mold Takei's story into a musical called <i>Allegiance</i> — Thione served as producer and …

Indigenous Peoples

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Love on the Seas and a Lover Scorned

<i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</i><p>United Artists<p><b>Tuesday, Feb. 20</b><br>LACMA’s brief retrospective of Czech-born director Milos Forman continues with his first …

Jack Nicholson

1,000-Plus Classic Cars Are Coming to the Convention Center

Among the highlights will be a Porsche display in conjunction with the current Petersen Automotive Museum’s exhibition “The Porsche Effect,” which …

Classic Cars

L.A. Street Artist WRDSMTH Plays Cupid for Couples in Love

“For whatever reason,” Webster notes, “it felt just a little bit different.”<p>Describing a “good, instinctual vibe,” she explains how two months of …

Relationships

Black Pussy Play Viper Room on Valentine's Day After Protest Cancels Hi Hat Show. But Should They?

This isn’t the first time the Portland, Oregon, retro-rockers have faced negative reaction because of their name, but the 9-year-old group (five …

Feminism

Martyna Majok’s Feel-Good Immigrant Comedy Can’t Cut It in the Age of Trump

But if one absolutely must have a city bus stop, then <i>do</i> hire the production design team of Tim Mackabee (set), Lap Chi Chu (lights) and Leon …

Working-class

Ozon’s Double Lover Doubles Down on ’80s-Style Psychosexual Thriller

It’s odder than that, it turns out: Chloe, undistracted by friends or family of any kind, snoops around and finds out that Paul has a secret twin …

David Lynch

Pot Smokers, Beware of "Weed Breath" on Valentine's Day

As more people smoke cannabis, more patients have been complaining about bad breath, he says.<p>Cottonmouth can happen no matter how you consume …

Cannabis

Sally Potter’s The Party Is a Dinner Farce for the Ages

Potter isn’t what you’d call subtle, but she also knows not to overstay her welcome, and this pithy comedy is a master class in all that a filmmaker …

Filmmaking

Lynwood City Employee Alleges Sexually Inappropriate Behavior by Mayor Pro Tem

Hernandez has been on the City Council since 2013. Before that he was elected city treasurer in 2011.<p><i>L.A. Weekly</i> reached out several times to …

United States

Formerly Ración, Dérive Shifts Focus From Spanish to Locally Inspired Cuisine

“These were all places that didn't have the luxury of being able to order from distributors stocked with everything a chef could desire," she added. …

Recipes

Rock and Soulers Aloud Are Proud to Be in L.A.

“It’s the center of the entertainment industry, so there’s always something going on,” Beguiristain says. “Even if something is not your speed, you …

Tina Turner

The Broad's Jasper Johns Exhibit Is Not to Be Missed

The exhibition brings together paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings from the country's most prestigious museums, as well as international …

Art History

Early Man Is the Neanderthal Satire of International Soccer You Didn’t Ask For

But something about the Neanderthals and their new human counterparts falls flat. It’s much more amusing to watch Hognob pantomime his discomfort …

420TV Celebrates Cannabis Culture

The channel speaks to two main audiences: One comprises people who are already involved in cannabis culture who will "immediately get" what the …

Cannabis

T-Rex Crashes the Party at Rockwell's UMPO: Jurassic Park

Throughout the show, the jokes fly fast and furious, spinning out of the actual movie but also from the actors rather than the characters. In fact, …

Movies

The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs Have Napalm in Their Hearts and Fire in Their Bellies

“In the same week, from what I understand, Greg signed The Brian Jonestown Massacre, US Bombs and us,” Meyer says. “Which is quite a trilogy of …

Iggy Pop