LA Weekly

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How Hollywood Keeps Out Women

On the second-class status of women film directors.

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Inside the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Spending time with the residents of K6G, the only gay wing in the entire American penal system.

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Harry Major Took in Ex-Cons for Sex and Friendship. Then He Turned Up Dead.

“You probably don’t believe me, but I didn’t kill Harry.”

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Scenes From My Life in Porn

Gang-bang buffet tables, deeply earnest 'Letters to the Editor,' ghost-writing Kierkegaard references into model bios in Barely Legal, and how a half-decade of reviewing porn eroded the thin line between the author's alter egos and self.

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Taking Down Armenian Power, California's Modern Mafia

How the feds went after Thick Neck, Guilty, Stomper, Gunner, Lucky, Menace, and the rest of the Amernian mob in Los Angeles.

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How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star

Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.

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Drugs, Diamonds, International Intrigue — You Won't Believe Two Hollywood Producers' Crazy Backstory

Did Remington Chase and Stefan Martirosian “orchestrate” a contract killing in Moscow?

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Leifland

On a group of women whose lives were forever altered by the Leif Garrett episode of Behind the Music.

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The Case of the Bank-Robbing Prostitutes

How a struggling comedian became a pimp who eventually started sending teenage hookers on bank robbery missions that earned them notoriety as the “Starlet Bandits.”

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Grim Sleeper Returns

California’s most prolific serial killer returns with little fanfare after a 13-year break.