The TV shows produced by animation studio Klasky Csupo -- Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, The Simpsons, Aahhh!! Real Monsters, the list goes on -- either enchanted or mildly freaked out their young viewers, who grew up in the '80s and '90s. The studio's affinity for exaggerated proportions, creaky voices ... More >>
The Coachella Valley was once known as a fantastic spot for a getaway from L.A., especially during its high season in winter, when it features almost-certain sunshine and better temperatures.
In recent years, Coachella has become synonymous with just one thing: Coachella. But this year, the music f ... More >>
Last week as we were sorting through our piles of CDs and accumulated MP3 files, we started to notice how big the stack of recent excellent LA music was. It became apparent that we're in the middle of a pretty great year for Los Angeles releases, and decided to give mid-year props to our fave ... More >>
Pouring through the piles and folders of LA music we've received in the past eight months has yielded a huge stack of fantastic records. It's that case every season, of course; critics who say a given year is musically less interesting than others usually reveal more about themselves than the ... More >>
Flannel shirts and friendly faces packed Vacation Vinyl on a balmy June afternoon in order to celebrate Foreign Born's Person To Person, released yesterday on Secretly Canadian. The band was to go on at 7 p.m. (despite what the sign said), and the narrow space was brimming by a quar ... More >>