Though Jews and Iran have had their differences, it might be surprising to learn that the history of Jews in Iran is as old and rich as Hugh Hefner.
That 2,700-year history was recognized and honored this weekend at a conference held at UCLA's Fowler Museum in conjunction with its "Light and Shadow ... More >>
Say the word "starlet" in polite conversation and risk conjuring up an image of Lindsey Lohan's mug shot or Amanda Bynes toking up in traffic. For aspiring young actresses in the thick of it, however, the indignities that pile up tend to be less tabloid-ready -- pointless general meetings, indiffere ... More >>
Who is Navid Negahban? If you're a fan of Showtime's Emmy-award winning thriller Homeland, you might know that he is the actor who brings a quiet, composed danger to Abu Nazir, an Al-Qaeda overlord who has violent plans for Damien Lewis' Brody, a U.S. military officer whose trust he gained as a POW. ... More >>
The jobless rate is down. People are starting to spend money again. Some of Wall Street's biggest stocks, like Apple, are trading at record highs. Damn, this Great Recession might have just turned a corner for the better.
Wait a minute. Did you say $5.59-a-gallon gas? Right here in L.A?
It's a strange week for Chinese-U.S. relations.
We're welcoming Vice President Xi Jinping to Los Angeles day after tomorrow for a full city tour (including yacht ride and Lakers game) to strengthen L.A.'s business ties to the rich communist country. Similarly, on a national scale, President Obama i ... More >>
L.A.-based toy company Mattell is facing some pushback from the Iranian government, re: the "destructive cultural and social consequences" that its freakishly perfect Barbie dolls have on the little girls of Iran.
Reuters reports that the ban was unofficially passed in 1996, but that the "morality ... More >>
Timothy Norris[The one and only Henry Rollins contributes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Wednesday and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday ... More >>
With the year coming to a close, we're heading off the inevitable barrage of "best" lists coming your way with one that will actually be useful and problem solving (a holiday gift guide for the music lover in your life, that's not actually music... or a t-shirt). Buy 'em a book! iPad and Kin ... More >>
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Mahssa Taghinia of B-Music/Finders Keepers Records is a DJ and record collector whose specialty is long-lost '60s and '70s Iranian pop, psych, and funk gems. Her Pomegranates compilation--available now from Finders Keepers--shows off the best of her finds from flea m ... More >>