Gibson Amphitheatre, the mainstay mid-size concert venue at Universal City, will close its doors in September, according to its operator Live Nation Entertainment.
As announced in December 2011, the 6,200-capacity amphitheatre is expected to be demolished to make way for The Wizarding World of Har ... More >>
Broccoli doesn't bring to mind romance, adventure or fun. But maybe it should. The latest Berkeley Wellness Letter reminds us of the ways this vegetable might help us stick around longer, to enjoy all of life's good stuff.
Part of the Brassicaceae family, broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients and a ... More >>
Update: Another federal judge in a different lawsuit over California's gay conversion therapy ban does not grant an injunction to block the law from taking effect. More after the jump.
When California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the first ban on gay conversion therapy in the United States, ... More >>
The folks behind a ballot measure that asks you, the L.A. County voter, to make condoms mandatory in porn, officially kicked off their campaign this week.
Measure B will be on the November ballot, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been pushing for mandatory condoms in adult video for ye ... More >>
Shakespeare famously wrote, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." He was speaking metaphorically of course, but in this age of total media saturation and dominance, when everything we see on TV and in the movies is choreographed and manipulated for maximum audience res ... 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 >>
Juan Soliz/NewscomBijan PakzadIranian fashion and fragrance designer Bijan Pakzad -- who died April
16 of a stroke in Beverly Hills -- was, we are told, "the most expensive
menswear designer in the world." Those who packed Royce Hall at UCLA to
memorialize him in the warmth of springtime w ... More >>
â€‹Something about achieving major fame in music seems to drive creative artists to assume new personae. Whether it be fodder for an epic concept album, a stab at a different genre or just plain boredom, many of our favorite stars have conjured up characters in order to explore and indulge their fan ... More >>
GulfstreamChinese women head to LAX when they want to give birth to American babies.What's the first image that comes to your mind when you think of so-called "anchor babies" -- children born in the U.S. to mostly illegal-immigrant parents? Right - "little brown ones," to borrow the immortal ... More >>
Drug Policy AlliancePresident Richard Nixon was the original war-on-drugs crusader.Every day we wake up we think, ah, what a glorious morning -- wonder what's happening in the world of drug-war history. California is, after all, the wake-and-bake state.
Good thing the Drug Policy Alliance is ... More >>
Navy ProsThe aircraft carrier on which Hammond's son serves as a marineOne union supervisor working the Obama event this Friday apparently didn't get the whole "Freedom of Speech" memo.
KTLA interviewed stagehand Duane Hammond at the scene, where he had just been fired from the Internationa ... More >>
Until last Sunday, many if not most Los Angeles voters had probably only heard of one of the City Attorney candidates, the somewhat annoying Westside City Councilman Jack Weiss. But then the Los Angeles Times endorsed Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich and we suddenly realized a race was on. The Times assu ... More >>