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Author Geoff Nicholson Gets Pedestriannew

The Lost Art of Walking explores the creative fuel for history's greatest thinkers.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  10-31-2008  |  Nonfiction

Rick Caruso's Aria: L.A.'s Mall King Mulls a Mayoral Runnew

Caruso has teased his impending mayoral candidacy off and on for nearly five years, yet he's done little to formally promote a holistic vision for the city. In the absence of such a comprehensive civic blueprint, others have stepped in to fill the void.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  10-17-2008  |  Politics

Searching for the Ghosts of Bunker Hill's Native American Pastnew

Resuscitated 1961 documentary recalls stark lives of L.A.'s urban Indians.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  08-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

L.A.'s Fight for Public Green Spacenew

The most park-impoverished major city in America, Los Angeles devotes only 4 percent of its land to public greenery. By contrast, parkland comprises 17 percent of New York City and 9 percent of Boston (where 97 percent of the city’s children have immediate access to a park--as opposed to one-third of kids in Los Angeles).
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  07-18-2008  |  Housing & Development

'Generation Kill' Author Evan Wright Talks Ass Time, Crack Highs and Why Roadblocks Killnew

Wright, who wrote parts of the script and was involved in other aspects of the production, has invited me over before the series debut for a private screening. But though we started the show more than a half-hour ago, we haven't gotten very far -- five minutes in at best. Despite apologetically promising to let me watch, Wright keeps pausing the DVD to offer behind-the-scenes tidbits that suddenly evolve into fascinating non sequiturs and counterintuitive spiels about the war. I'm not complaining.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  07-11-2008  |  TV

It's Not Easy Trying to be Cougar Baitnew

If I'm to achieve a life of leisurely Parisian mornings and afternoon massages, without working for it, of course, I'll have to become someone's pretty piece of meat. Someone rich, middle-aged and a little desperate. In other words, I need a cougar. But where to find such a woman?
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  07-07-2008  |  Culture

Protecting Obama from Gay Marriage Politicsnew

In the aftermath of the California Supreme Court victory, as many gay couples across the country have become emboldened to start fighting, a holding pattern is emerging in gay advocacy circles. GLAAD, Lambda Legal and several other prominent gay-rights organizations have been circulating a pamphlet called "Make Change, Not Lawsuits."
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  06-20-2008  |  LGBT

Is Pasadena's Art Center Gehry-Rigged?new

Arts Center president Richard Koshalek says no, but students and fearful faculty beg to differ.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  06-13-2008  |  Art

California GOP: The Queer Enablers of Gay Marriagenew

How Republicans accomplished what the Dems could not.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald and Matthew Fleischer  |  05-27-2008  |  LGBT


AltWeeklies Award - Feature Story
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

Why L.A. Is Park Poornew

A "broke" City Council and befuddled downtown bureaucrats sit on $130 million.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  03-28-2008  |  Housing & Development

Fake Memoirist Channels Sherman Alexienew

Margaret Seltzer's untruths and consequences.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  03-14-2008  |  Books

California Supreme Court Set to Consider Gay Marriagenew

Meet the L.A. four who started all the trouble.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  02-29-2008  |  LGBT

Matt Taibbi on How the U.S. Is Like Ike Turnernew

Taibbi has single-handedly brought Rolling Stone to a place of political relevance not seen since the days of Hunter S. Thompson. His new book is a compendium of his best pieces since joining the magazine in 2005.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  12-14-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Bukowski's Ruin?new

Claim that the author was a Nazi sympathizer delays effort to save his bungalow.
L.A. Weekly  |  Matthew Fleischer  |  11-26-2007  |  Books

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