Is Major League Soccer the league where great players go to retire? That's the question that arose Saturday afternoon before the league final between the L.A. Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, a rematch of last year's final. The Galaxy beat its opponents 3-1 for its first back-to-back Cup win in its histor ... More >>
Nick Hornby rose to fame for expertly explaining the man-boy world to legions. His memoir Fever Pitch chronicles his devotion to the Arsenal football (soccer) league. His novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and, more recently, Juliet, Naked talk of grown men still struggling with relationships.
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Twenty years ago I discovered Morrissey; he gave expression to the deep isolation and longing for connection that I felt as a suburban misfit. As I grew older it became less about the Pope of Mope, however, and more about the well-dressed man singing operatic odes to skinheads and small-time crimina ... More >>
You're not crazy if you think you've heard the blues-electro-pop-hip-hop sounds of Long Beach quintet the Spell before. That's because four of the band's members -- singer Josh Brown, guitarist Steve M., bassist Tone Blair and guitarist-keyboardist Andy Kiddoo -- all spent time in On Blast, a group ... More >>
N. GalutenThe Arsenal's remodeled central bar
After a few weeks of renovation, 60-year-old West L.A. mainstay The Arsenal is back in business. The bar and restaurant is completing its second renovation in six years, thanks to the new ownership team which took over in 2003. To celebrate their ... More >>