This week, a flashing sign turns a basement into a danger zone, a veteran paparazzo exhibits his best shots and an exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center outpost makes you feel you've swallowed Alice's shrinking potion.
5. Lazy Sunday music
Critic and professor Jan Tumlir has written about ar ... More >>
If you rob the high-profile liquor store patronized by the rich and famous on the Sunset Strip, you better have a good exit plan.
Gil Turner's place is known for hosting shoppers such as Mary-Kate Olsen, Jessica Alba and Avril Lavigne. It also was the site of a robbery over the weekend, West Hollyw ... More >>
Oh boy. You stoners are going to love this one.
Turns out the key to weight loss might be a marijuana-like chemical that already exists in your brain. While there are skinny weed advocates out there like Seth Rogen (after) and James Franco, consider all the Taco Bell you ate in the name of bud or t ... More >>
As you know, in fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out. How then to explain the cheerful ubiquity of Miss Piggy?
Last August, the porcine mop/puppet turned up at Opening Ceremony to promote a muppet-themed apparel line. This month, she graces a spread in InStyle magazine sporting J ... More >>
Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.
Editor's Note: Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in a Chicago hotel room on October 8, 2011. The cause of death is unknown, ... More >>
[See also "Eagle Rock Music Fest Preview: Feeding People On Their Debut LP And A Particularly Memorable Encounter with the Devil"
"Thundercat Emerges With His Debut, Co-produced by Flying Lotus,"
"Top Five Reasons Why Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma is the Best L.A. Album of the Year,"
"Flying Lotus Ris ... More >>
Bobby Cooper SalonWe'd rather be doing Brazilian BlowNicole Richie swears by it. The Olsen twins bathe in it. (Their hair, you perves.) Lindsay Lohan would go back to jail for it. Studio Noi -- a shmancy little salon in Venice -- blasts it on the daily.
From across the country, the ball-bust ... More >>
Mamma Mia: One of Courtney Love's sad, sad tweets on Frances' birthdayLiving with a very possibly mentally ill relative is never fun, even if one says one will never talk to them again and spends a lot of time on the East Side, hanging out at Wacko and the Echo, while said insane relative tou ... More >>
Pocahaunted, Eagle Rock's self proclaimed "Olsen twins of blissed-out drone," played one last local warm up gig last night at the Echo Curio before heading to Texas and SXSW. The Curio storefront was packed with a young, chill crowd who danced to the beat of ace weirdo drummer Ged Gengras and swayed ... More >>
Hot Monday night in LA: Eminem and Jay-Z are doing a surprise show at the Wiltern tonight to promote their new relationship with DJ Hero, the hugely anticipated (and contentious) new game from Activision's Hero franchise.
Below is an exclusive look at DJ Hero:
The two rap superstars recently si ... More >>
The Book Expo America convention has come and gone. Here are 12 things I saw on the last day, in absolutely no order whatsoever.
1. The Independent Publishers Group Alley
2. Self Help Books on Murder and Drugs
"Buy your kids educational toys. Like a metric scale and tiny bag ... More >>
Spaceland, March 30
Walking on stage cradling three drinks in his arms, Neil Hamburger makes his first impression on the audience by spilling them slowly onto his own tuxedo while setting up his notes on the monitors in front of him. Much of the booze in his glasses ends up soaked in ... More >>