By Chris Parker
It's as though the sad, lamentable death of recorded music was accompanied by a kick-ass wake. Sure, label executives have had to sell their fancy homes and put their kids in public schools, but the rest of us have been feasting on a musical smorgasbord.
Nothing better exemplifies ... More >>
It's not easy being a Native American athlete. Just ask Dennis Tibbetts. He'd been running track most of his life when he was drafted into the Marines in 1966 before heading to Vietnam. But if Tibbetts, a member of the White Earth Ojibwe tribe of Minnesota, proved his prowess -- say, by winning an i ... More >>
By Pete Kotz
On July 11, 2008, the price of oil rose to $147 per barrel, a record high. Gas stations engaged in hot pursuit as the price of a gallon rocketed past $4. All hell was about to break loose.
The country's largest banks had already begun to implode through arrogance and ineptitude. Now t ... More >>
I wish I were smarter. Were I a Stephen Hawking or a Marie Curie (or even Master Splinter) I'd be able to explain how Twitter is the unedited consciousness of young America, how it is simultaneously vitriolic and beautiful, how maybe no form of social media has before, or ever will, function as perf ... More >>
*Our slideshow of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky at the USC Galen Center
*Fuck Guilty Pleasures: Drake Is an Incredible Lyricist
No current rapper is more divisive than Drake. Despite only recently relocating to L.A., he's been both championed and criticized on West Coast Sound. S ... More >>
jgarbeeGuinness Foreign Extra Stout And Black LagerWe've been hearing a lot about Guinness' new release, a shift into the realm of black lagers (historically known as German schwarzbier) that have been the microbrew buzz recently for their light body (like a lager) yet full-on dark stout flav ... More >>
Flickr user photography hoboOstrich Burger From Lulu's Cafe on BeverlyThere are the typical farmers market discussions involving the final peach season days and those first fall apples. And then there are the back alley conversations about angry ostriches and vulture migrations, like the one ... More >>
Jena ArdellTiny Fey and Steve Martin share a few laughs with the audience.
"The first thing I am going to do is something that Dave Barry, the great comedy writer, said never to do unless you have medical records from a doctor and a medical report from the hospital, and that is ask a woman i ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON PUZZLER AND ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS DURING 2010
The 42nd annual ceremony takes place on Monday, March 14 at Burbank's Colony Theatre. Details will be posted at ... More >>
Ana Caravelle, hauntingSo what if it's not the standard four-on-the-floor party fair that most blogs would hand out on a Friday morning -- we here at West Coast Sound think more of our readership.
We assume you like to do a little thinking along with your drinking and otherwise weekend-freak ... More >>