[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Sunday KCRW broadcast.] See also: Henry Rollins: End of Summer Rituals When I was in Syria a few years ago, I wandered a ... More >>
Last year, we took a look back at a 1972 Los Angeles Times article by the late celebrated food writer David Shaw on hot dogs, focusing on the places that are no longer around. 41 years on, six survive. For all the stereotypes, we continue to discover there is more and more of Los Angeles that dates ... More >>
As tends to be the case, several of the best films made in the last year have yet to screen outside of the festival circuit. For some this is because their scheduled release date simply hasn't arrived; others are still waiting to be picked up by a distributor in the first place. The vagaries of cin ... More >>
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Return to Finish the Trilogy
On Sunday, May 19, Cortez in Echo Park is hosting a dinner featuring recipes from Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu is based on dishes from the cookbook, but the process of selecting which ones to include was collaborative. Shafia sent a list of suggestions to C ... More >>
Since the Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday, folks have been wondering how the hell someone named Al Walser was able to swing a nomination for best dance recording. The DJs also nominated in his category -- Avicii, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex -- are quite famous, but ... More >>
Throughout history, the world has been shaped and influenced by the vast contributions of gays and lesbians. We don't always know or remember these important role models. Welcome to the "Queer Town Icon" series. Known as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittge ... More >>
"I'm a travel writer, and for me, high is a place"
In dialogue with director of A Dangerous Mind
Also, Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys, Odd Future, Gillian Welch and others
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Juan and JohnSven Ellirand100 Saints You Should Knowâ€‹Robert Reimer's Sotto Voce (Zombie Joe's Underground), Elizabeth Meriwether's The Mistakes Madeline Made (Lounge Theatre) and Kate Fodor's 100 Saints You Should Know (Elephant Stages) landed on this wee ... More >>
Prodigal son Michael Gira returns to L.A. with more Swans music
What can't Olivier Assayas do?
Also, Hoodoo Gurus, Die Antwoord, Jonsi and others
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
Our critics' picks - and pans - from this year's free festival lineup
Plus, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, In Search of Beethoven and more
The Biggest Thank You Ever Given I'm thunderstruck and deeply moved by the outpouring and quality of your appreciations to me in your emails and in the comments to Friday's posting on the elimination of the L.A. Weekly's Theater Editor position. What a privilege: to read all that, to have served ... More >>
From Reverence to Rape: Plundering Meaning From the Holocaust
MTA is dismantling the honor system, jacking up construction costs and lying about why
Two nights at Grace, close to home and from afar
Hollywood’s hippest purse buddy
Mad society kings
What won’t the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.
Reanimating Marie Antoinette
The execution of Theo Van Gogh
Rocky slams the door on Lincoln Place tenants
Todd Solondz on being stuck with who you are
Will the real Governor Schwarzenegger please stand up — for something?
In the midst of their 'Yes, Bush Can!' campaign, the busy pranksters spread faux Republican cheer on their way to L.A. for the opening of their new movie
Mythmaking at the Republican Convention and getting punk’d on Kudlow and Cramer
Cooking in the Age of Anxiety
Why not demand total recall from Arnold?
Freeways’ hot fahren in the summertime
Edward Mendelson on the poet's later years
The good, the bad and the combusticated
When your lunch absolutely, positively has to match the color of your tie. . .
Tube steak or not tube steak? That is the question . . .