[Editor's note: Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. Be sure to also check out the archives.]
It's hard to pinpoint the date when the music industry stopped speaking like a shell-shocked trench poet, but the sky quietly quit falling. Last year, album sal ... More >>
Before the New York Studio Program moved from lower Manhattan to DUMBO, art students there used to gaze from their studios into the apartment painter Carroll Dunham shared with his wife, photo artist Laurie Simmons. Sometimes, they could watch the two eating dinner. Maybe they could see the artists' ... More >>
We knew Luck would be hardcore.
With Deadwood's David Milch on the screenplay and Miami Vice's Michael Mann in the director's chair, HBO's new ode to horse-racing was bound to be grittier and manlier than Cormac McCarthy' 5 'o' clock shadow.
But are they taking the realism too far? In a single sea ... More >>
HBO is hosting its 10th annual Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on January 13-14 to ply the stars of its hit shows, plus all of the Golden Globes nominees who deign to show up, with gifts, services and booze. Basil Hayden's Bourbon, one of the event's sponsors, asked hot L.A. mixol ... More >>
Garfunkel and OatesSee also: Garfunkel & Oates Write Song about Greatest "Lost" Mystery: "Why Isn't There More Fucking On This Island?"
Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates -- aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci -- have blossing TV and film careers. But for the past three years they've been pe ... More >>
We all know that Prohibition was a brief, controversial, Jazz Age constitutional amendment that made drinking a big, jail-worthy offense, and turned on a spigot of organized crime instead. But did you know about the saga of how criminalizing the sale, manufacture and transporting of all things firew ... More >>
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If you think the hostile/apathetic attitudes of Americans toward government arts subsidies are muddleheaded (overwhelming empirical evidence from fou ... More >>
The developer of a six-story office building in Beverly Hills is suing Hollywood agency William Morris Endeavor for allegedly walking away from a lease. The high-power company (its client roster is an A-to-Z of A-list actors) appears to be abandoning the location.HBOAri Gold is actor Jeremy Piven's ... More >>
Roman Polanski's Trial by Film Just days before a crucial Los Angeles court hearing, the Associated Press' Linda Deutsch explains how a 2008 HBO documentary stirred the film auteur to resolve the legal charges that had kept him in European self-exile for three decades.One Picture Is Worth a Th ... More >>
It's been over two years since HBO aired the final episode of Deadwood, laying to rest one of its greatest original series in startlingly abrupt fashion. David Milch's gritty - at times, downright greezy - western epic earned a cadre of deeply devoted fans and as much acclaim as either The Sop ... More >>