Art is a rock and pop culture critic. He's both gonzo journalist and investigative reporter. He doesn't drink craft coffee, and enjoys a regular lunch at Canter's Deli. You can find him at a Starbucks (or the mahogany benches at Union Station) writing about Guns N' Roses and young Hollywood. Background: Art interned for Tom Cruise in 2006. However, he is not a card-carrying member of the Church of Scientology. If you listen to KCRW, or brew your own beer, then Art Tavana will confuse you.
3 days ago | Sports
I'm at a rooftop bar in Santa Monica that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Standing in front of me is Dr. AnnMaria De Mars. I asked her a question you ask most women you meet at a bar: "When's the last time you got into a physical fight?" "Today," she...
29 days ago | Culture
The arcade still flickers with electricity and 8-bit melodies that bounce off the deconstructed mall ceiling. Inside the mall, floor tiles have been ripped up and cement dust now covers the a clown standing where the children's play area once...
1 month ago | Cityscape
It's a cloudy Saturday evening in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Reseda, and an uninterrupted chain of pro wrestling loyalists have been in line since 11 a.m. for a show they knew wouldn't begin for another eight hours. The event is called Pro ...
2 months ago | Rock
In her new book "Sweet Child of Mine," Adler gives a candid, harrowing account of life as the mother of Guns N' Roses' troubled drummer.
2 months ago | DIY
After a concert by Thee Oh Sees last Thursday was shut down by the city, founders of the Virgil Village DIY art space were told they can no longer host live music events.