By Tyler Trykowski
Could gays of the 1980s imagine what it would be like to be gay in 2013? From the Supreme Court pondering marriage equality to NFL players weighing how best to come out, the way we're gay today is nothing like it's ever been before.
And for that modern gay man, West Hollywood ma ... More >>
Q: What has a hundred thumbs and loves dead moms?
A: Fifty comedians crammed on a stage at the Downtown Independent Theater, that's who.
For the third year in a row, 50 of L.A.'s favorite weird and edgy and off-beat comedians told their first jokes of the new year in rapid two-minute succession ... More >>
The late aughts saw a debate in the hip-hop community about the use of the n-word, sparked in part by Nas' plan to name his 2008 album Nigger (he ended up calling it Untitled), as well as Russell Simmons' call for industry self-censorship of the word. In 2007 the city of Detroit even hosted a "symbo ... More >>
The Silver Lake Chorus formed in the winter of 2010 through word of mouth, flyers ("can you or anyone you know sing tenor?") and Facebook. Auditions pared 60 hopeful singers down to a choir of 25 young men and women, many of whom had previous choral experience and most of whom actually reside in Sil ... More >>
Dwight Trible Cosmic Band
The World Stage
It began shortly after midnight, where the Los Angeles grid unravels into Leimert Park. At the World Stage, vocalist Dwight Trible oversaw a tight band and a rapt, full congregation, delivering a nearly two-hour concert of ecstatic positivity and c ... More >>
Courtesy Regen Projects and MOCA Los AngelesSue Williams' 1992 painting "The Art World Can Suck My Proverbial Dick"
Most exhibitions on this week's list are the work of youngish artists, but not the one by Sue Williams, who's been around since the 1980s. It's her first solo show in this city ... More >>
Amoeba Records, Feb. 4
It's packed. You maybe thought of coming down yourself, but if you did, you were way back in one of the clearance bin aisles, staring at row after row of mid-90s Sony alt-rock comps and Jane Child CDs. And that's if you arrived at six. Otherwise you're outsid ... More >>