By Elliott Sharp
New York's CMJ festival started yesterday and goes through Saturday. Our sister music blog at the Village Voice has complete coverage, including these funny flow-charts about which panels you should see.
Most folks come for the bands, of course, and about all said bands have in ... More >>
Another tragic hit-and-run in Santa Monica last weekend has left comic-book great Roger Slifer, 57, in critical condition.
The legend behind DC Comics superhero Lobo and the beloved old TV show Transformers was crossing 5th Street at the Colorado Avenue intersection around 12:57 a.m. early Saturday ... More >>
In 2005, Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari, two slight, sleep-deprived undergrads from USC and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, respectively, sat in Kothari's dorm room surrounded by the towering boxes of legal documents that had consumed their lives for the past six mo ... More >>
"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
For the debut evening of Cosplay Karaoke last month, the promo literature asked, "What would Harley Quinn sing if she had a chance? What would Peter Parker belt out? You have a chance to find out as NerdMelt hosts COSPLAY KARAOKE!" and warned "YOU MUST BE IN COSTUME IN ORDER TO SING!"
The rules we ... More >>
Wait, where's Ringo?By Chaz Kangas
"No one ever climbs a ladder alone," said Bill Clinton at his Hollywood Bowl fete on Saturday. This makes not a lick of sense. But perhaps he was just taking cues from the world of hip-hop, which is famous for its wildly inaccurate and illogical statements. ... More >>
Friday night at HVW8 Art Design Gallery, SoCal-based vintage T-shirt company Junk Food Clothing debuted "Junk Food Art House," a new series that draws on collaborations with both established and up-and-coming creative professionals. To help launch the multidisciplinary initia ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLast year, convention goers dressed as the Doctor and Amy. This year, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will appear at SDCC.More in "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Thursday July 21 Schedule: Bruce Campbell, Yoshiki, Stan Lee, Mike Judge and More.", "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Frid ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSteampunk at San Diego Comic-Con 2010More in "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Thursday July 21 Schedule: Bruce Campbell, Yoshiki, Stan Lee, Mike Judge and More." and "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Friday, July 22 Schedule: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Chris Elliott, Wil Wheaton, ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS (are back!)NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on The Escort and Fetish‚Äč"If the aim of naturalism in theater is the pitch perfect rendering of reality, then Cameron Watson's urbane staging of Robert Anderson's 1968 drama scores, " writes Deborah Klugman in this week's r ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new book Medium Raw (the true follow-up to Kitchen Confidential), and was asked about a new graphic novel he is working on. Bourdain responded, of course, as only he could.
"We're working on a ultra-violent food-based ... More >>
http://cosm.typepad.comAdam Jones holds his bronze sculptureMany know Adam Jones from Tool as one of the world's greatest guitarists, however the L.A.-based musician also has an unrelenting passion for visual arts that spans his entire life. From finding refuge in comic books as a child, to a ... More >>
"Baby's on Fire," by Marilyn MansonThese days if a print publication is still around after 25 years, well, that's quite an accomplishment. Cleveland-based music and culture magazine, Alternative Press, started out as an underground fanzine in 1985 and has since become an internationally distr ... More >>
Art Brut is a band that goes where few will, taking the things that you might be too embarrassed to think, let alone admit, and putting them into wry, punky tunes. They are the band you need to see when you're looking for more self-deprecation than you thought could be packed in two and a half minut ... More >>