By Alan Scherstuhl
Editor's note: Alan Scherstuhl sometimes writes about country music for our sister blog at the Village Voice.
Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone"
Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10
The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important!
In this ... More >>
Someone's trying to punk ex-Variety editor Peter Bart and Fox News bloodhound Bill O'Reilly with a fake email invitation to their pre-gay-wedding coming out parties.
LOL? Bart was certainly no force for diversity at L.A.-based showbiz publication Variety, but we never understood him to be a gay bas ... More >>
Bill O'ReillyWhen a celebrity dies in L.A., it's a somber moment. But it's also an opportunity for competition among journalists and pundits.
Members of the media can make mistakes, over-reach, and downright go too far.
That was the case for some of the coverage of Whitney Houston's untimel ... More >>
[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 Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. It's been a few days now, and I am just emerging ... More >>
Gari AskewFlying Lotus
WHO: Flying Lotus with Strangeloop, Teebs, Samiyam, Gaslamp Killer, Austin Peralta, and Thundercat
WHERE: Music Box
The Music Box convulsed with bass last night as the Brainfeeder crew descended upon Hollywood Blvd for a sold out show. Top Brainfeeder tal ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Re-Animator the Musical and AlcesteL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS NOMINEESNEW REVIEW GO GROUNDLINGS SINGLES CRUISE
Photo by Shawn Bishop
Sketches by the Groundlings' "A" cast of master improv artists
reliably fall into three catego ... More >>
Georgetown UniversityIs Asra Nomani's journalistic reputation at stake?If you're a non-Muslim male, we recommend you don't spew offensive stereotypes about Muslims on national television. That is, if you're keen on keeping your job as a left-wing journalist.
If you're a Muslim woman, though ... More >>
The latest big-deal food truck on the scene? Lake Street Creamery, an ice cream and float concept created by former toy designers Beth Colla and Tim Ferguson that hit the streets June 27th. Lake Street did practice runs over the winter, setting up card tables in the shadow of p ... More >>
Jerry Brown.California Attorney Jerry Brown has joined a lawsuit brought by the family of a late Twentynine Palms Marine whose funeral was protested by anti-gay demonstrators, and Brown's move puts him on the same page as conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly, who has backed the family.
"Di ... More >>
There's a good chance you've seen this already at least once, but if not, it's definitely NSFW, but it is safe for a good yuk with your headphones on. Short version: a Christian Bale spazz-out tantrum was leaked to the internet this week, and remixers immediately got to work harnessing the tirade ... More >>
Something was not quite right about Echo Park last week. Something was missing, the streets were not as gaudy as they should be, a gray tone had settled over Sunset Boulevard. It was the holiday decorations, I realized -- there weren't any. Usually the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park ... More >>
Sifting through the LA Weekly mailbag over the weekend, I couldn't help but take perverse amusement at a number of virulent missives written in response to my review of An American Carol, the independently produced and distributed right-wing propaganda movie that opened on Friday and ended the week ... More >>
Thanks, Tim Wise, whoever you are.
White Privilege, White Entitlement and the 2008 Election
By Tim Wise /
BuzzFlash / 13 September 2008
[Tim Wise is the author of White Like Me (Soft Skull, 2005, revised
2008), and of Speaking Treason Fluently, published this month, also by
For th ... More >>