June 2006

L.A. Weekly

L.A. Weekly, LP

  • 6715 Sunset Boulevard
  • Los Angeles, CA

(323) 465-9909




Free per year

"LA Weekly" is known as "…the premier source for award-winning coverage of Los Angeles music, arts, film, theater, culture, concerts, events…” and the list goes on and on and on. Want to know what’s going on in and around Los Angeles? Forget about paying for the Los Angeles Times, pick up a free copy of the LA Weekly (available throughout the Los Angeles area, including your truly, the FIDM library) and you will have at your fingertips everything that you need to know about what’s happening around town.

Listings are comprehensive, and run the entertainment gamut, including but certainly not limited to:

  • Movies
  • Stage and theater
  • Music (concerts on the small, large and grand scales)
  • Political events
  • Restaurant recommendations

Make it a habit to scan the variety of weekly listings and you will have a smorgasbord of event from which to choose for your itinerary of fun.

Not to be ignored is the editorial content of LA Weekly. Many of the staff writers and guest contributors provide a unique look at the people, places, and events that shape LA’s image projected to the rest of the world. Each week the paper brings a fresh, new and different perspective of the southland that even natives could not have imagined. For example, in the issue reviewed at press time, the weekly feature focused on “LA People: Who We Are.” Writers familiarize readers with the people that make this city what it is – from regular LA Times columnist, Steve Lopez, to independent film director, Nicole Holofcener, to celebrity surf-school instructor, John Philbin, just to name a few.

And if you missed out on the last copy of the latest issue, don’t panic. LAweekly.com provides visitors with online access to the full edition, also for free! The website also maintains a digital archive of the newspaper. It’s informative, it’s fun and the price is right. What more can you ask for?

Reviewer: Lucy Bellamy, FIDM Library Staff Member