The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers.
"WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA."
The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
With hair flying across his face as he twists together gnarly basslines, Bassnectar is one of the most compelling figures making electronic dance music. He plays the Palladium today and just dropped his new EP, Freestyle. But the Berkeley-based DJ-producer, whose real name is Lorin Ashton, is less s ... More >>
For more photos check out our slideshow: "L.A. vs. War II"
Equally as superficial and reductive as its title, the "L.A. VS. WAR" exhibition in The Vortex last weekend was a hollow chorus of misdirected angst. Less a commemoration of 9/11 as it was a circle-jerk of tired grievances common to ... More >>
The Great Fire of London. Khrushchev's visit to Cedar Rapids. The origin of computer viruses. Muhammad Ali's skirmishes with the U.S. military. The creation of the peace sign. No, these facts aren't from a Jeopardy! audition drill, but instead trivia you could be learning from the Dinner Pa ... More >>
Harry Smith, inventor of the mixtapeThe Hammer museum's Smith On Smith event last Thursday night paid tribute to the eccentric artist and music collector Harry Smith through exploits that Patti Smith recounted from her new book, Just Kids. Patti befriended Harry at the Chelsea Hotel during it ... More >>
History professor and author Howard Zinn, well known for his populist A People's History of the United States, died in Santa Monica Wednesday at the age of 87,
Daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said he suffered a heart attack. His most-famous tome dissected American heroes, accused Christopher Columb ... More >>