10 days ago | Pop Culture
Before both industries went in different directions post-file sharing, mainstream movies and music hit a synergistic peak in the ‘90s as the movie soundtrack became a dominant pop culture form. These days, soundtracks are mostly irrelevant and unn...
17 days ago | Podcasts
The sixth installment of the L.A. Podcast Festival is titled “Truth & Lies,” a nod to the era of conflation of fact and fiction, comedy and horror, news and the other thing we are all currently mired in. The festival features stalwarts like the co...
2 months ago | Art
There’s a lot of bad art out there. It's everywhere, really. But there's perhaps nowhere you'll find a higher concentration of truly vile and utterly failed efforts to create powerful art than when you start trawling through the annals of “politic...
3 months ago | Interviews
The eccentric R&B legend, who celebrates his 75th birthday tonight at the Satellite, assures us he did a techno album with Justin Vernon, and it's coming out this fall.
4 months ago | Culture
Knott's Berry Farm is one of those quintessentially Californian, weird-ass entertainment destinations. In addition to its eponymous berries, the park, which opened in 1920, is probably most famous for being one of the first theme parks of its kind.
4 months ago | Culture Wars
Bill Maher is a rotting legume, somewhere between two weeks and two decades past its prime.