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There are few unforgettable shows I can recall that don't also take in to account more insubstantial factors like lighting, stage presence and the people you happened to see them with. Performers like Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters ma ... More >>
Tomorrow the Academy will announce the nominees for the 2012 Oscars. Best documentary has always been one of the most controversial categories, from the snubbing of Hoop Dreams to Michael Moore's loudmouth acceptance speeches to Banksy's denial a year ago. In hopes that they get things right this ye ... More >>
Legalizing medical marijuana might be good for grannies with glaucoma, but there's been, at the least, a correlation between the rise of legit weed and teen toking.
The latest Monitoring the Future survey of teen drug use in America finds that "daily marijuana use is now at a 30-year peak le ... More >>
Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrackIf you needed to place an iconic artifact of Southern California boarding culture in a time capsule, a pair of Vans shoes would certainly do.
Alongside the skateboard, a modification of roller skates, the modern surfboard, invented by L.A.'s Bob Simmons ... More >>
Post-'60s puritanism hits OG groupie Pamela Des Barres: Those nipple-covering flowers are not in the original NSFW photo (see below)Pamela Des Barres has been on a one-woman literary mission to change the connotations of the word "groupie" for nearly 25 years, and now, thanks to two film proj ... More >>
[Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall passed away last week at 74. One of our own photographers and writers, Anna Webber, wrote this personal reminiscence about Marshall and his legacy. She contacted Marshall's fellow purveyors of iconic '60s images and got their exclusive permission to reproduc ... More >>
Rock-n-roll and breasts often go (tee-hee) hand in hand. In fact, Motley Crue drummer and groupie magnet, Tommy Lee, has this rule about coming into his dressing room:
"You're not allowed in unless you remove an article of clothing. And I'm not talking about your socks. It's pretty f***ing c ... More >>
Halfway through this year's Toronto Film Festival, gossip about the festival's hits and misses has reached something of a fever pitch. As far as I've been able to gather, a few movies — Bennett Miller's Capote, Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain among them ... More >>