Big news! There's an album called 50 Shades of Dubstep. It's got, you guessed it, 50 songs of goddamn dubstep. Amazon says it came out in August, but it just arrived in our mailbox this month. And so, we did what any logical person would do: We listened to all of it. Nearly four hours worth.
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Adam Chester with Elton John
-Please don't eat sushi. Love, Mom
-Grapes are good for your bowel movements. Love, Mom
-Don't have anything to do with your paternal grandmother.
-There's a resistant form of gonorrhea going around...use a condom.
-Don't drink rainwater.
-Make sure it's childre ... More >>
Ready and rarin' to go for Coachella? If you packed days ago, and are heading up today, then you probably are. Goodie for you. But those preparing to battle traffic tonight or tomorrow, well, you might need a little planning help. As a seasoned Coachella vet we've done it all (of ... More >>
Ready and rarin' to go for Coachella? If you packed days ago, drove up Wednesday or Thursday morning and didn't over do it at the parties last night, then you probably are. Goodie for you. But those of us preparing to battle Friday traffic in hopes of getting there before sunset tonight, well, we mi ... More >>
Lady Gaga's portrait includes poker chips, Kermit the Frog parts, Hello Kitty stuff (from one of her photo shoots), pieces of sunglasses.
Messy or organized, packed with useless crap or can't-live-without-'em necessities, the personal junk drawer is undeniably a window to the soul. For exam ... More >>
Los Angeles and the Web business both boil down to how well you manage traffic, except in "start-up" culture there are clear-cut metrics or quantitative measures of success that don't involve getting from Hollywood to Long Beach in under 20 minutes. Startonomics' promise of a strategic approach to ... More >>
Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz. Photo by Michael Lavine.
The first time I saw Gogol Bordello live in 2007 was one of those embarrassing, made for YouTube, kind of nights. I woke up the next morning on my couch, tangled in my party dress, still wearing high heels, with blood caked to my bruised kn ... More >>