If you're looking to relive television shows from the '70s through the '90s and profess your fandom for long-forgotten action heroes, this weekend offers a bevy of conventions to satisfy your inner geek.
[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.]
In 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Clinton. The law "su ... More >>
This week's to-do list of movies to see around town includes 'nam, wax and bowling. Check them out:
Thursday, July 26
7. Di di mau! The Deer Hunter, not just the best Vietnam movie but one of the best movies period, plays the Aero at 7:30.
6. Two free sneak previews courtesy of Cinefamily: Sundan ... More >>
[Editor's note: Over the past week West Coast Sound has been speaking with rappers and writers whose work has been influenced by the L.A. riots, to coincide with their 20th anniversary yesterday.]
Jeff Chang is the author of Can't Stop Won't Stop, perhaps the most important book about hip-hop ever ... More >>
Alle your McDonald's are belong to us.There's a scene in "War of the Worlds," the 2005 remake not the 1953 original, when Tom Cruise finds berserker survivalist Tim Robbins holed up in his basement. After sheltering him from the aliens, Robbins offers him peach schnapps. Even then, he (and th ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
Dining With David Wade
Author: David Wade
Publisher: None listed; apparently, it's David Wade.
Di ... More >>
Sixties TV chef David Wade -- "The Hollywood Gourmet" -- wore a daft ascot and sports coat and cooked godawful food and talked with all the high-falutin' cluelessnes of a Tea Party parody of John Kerrey.
Sometimes, he even wrangled celebrities to appear on his syndicated show, which brings ... More >>
The happy ritual of dinner and a movie, especially in this town, can be a lot more fun than Ben Hur at a drive-in, the questionable first date landscape of this writer's parents. Now, instead of Charlton Heston and sub-par hamburgers, you can eat sweet corn agnolotti with pancetta and lemon b ... More >>
For the man in your life with a subscription to American Rifleman, this Valentine's Day, we suggest chocolate weaponry. Yes, pistols, bullets and grenades, molded from chocolate and packaged in wonderfully authentic-looking tins for your sweetie. Because even though you may disagree with his ethics ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>