Update at the bottom: It looks like Disney is baking away from its claims to Dia De Los Muertos. First posted at 12:38 p.m.
It's bad enough that white folk have taken over our land (the Southwest), our food (we're looking at you, Rick Bayless) and our women (Salma Hayek, sort of).
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Lebowski Fest, Night One
Beverly Hills was full of far more "achievers" on Friday -- the handle Lebowski Fest co-founder Will Russell has applied to the hardcore fans of the Coen brothers' 1998 film. Lebowski Fest, held here in Los Angeles since 2002, brought about a thousa ... More >>
5. Chop Schtick 2012
Oh, holy night! All Jewish comics on Christmas Eve -- and egg rolls, too! Wendy Hammers hosts, with Eric Schwartz, Monica Piper, more special guests and a sing-along. Genghis Cohen, Mon. Dec. 24, 7 & 9 p.m.
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For all the seriousness of today's rock, a good joke is often i ... More >>
Live comedy is once again enjoying a boom period, even if some of the bigger clubs and bloated chains around the country are going bust. Thanks to the internet's generous enabling of DIY promotion, production, talent booking and ticketing, who needs a humorless industry gatekeeper when one can simpl ... More >>
Lincoln Andrew DeFerTim Robbins and the Rogue's Gallery BandReview by Dan Hyman
WHO: Tim Robbins and the Rogue's Gallery Band
WHERE: Largo at the Coronet Theatre
As far as musical genres go, folk is not one of the happy-go-lucky, feel-good ones. Yes, many folksy-numbers take o ... More >>
Jack Black: walking gay caricature?
Ah, LAFF opening night. More or less settled in to its LA Live homebase in its second year there (I mean, I was able to pick up my pass, get into the screening and transition to the afterparty completely painlessly, which is some kind of victory), our city' ... More >>
You may know him as "Fat Jesus" from Conan, where he's a writer, or from the numerous other characters he's played on the show. He also ran the popular Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions And Also There Is a Game in New York before moving to L.A. With his booming voice, du Bouchet is m ... More >>
Editor's note: This week director Jason Reitman is guest blogging at West Coast Sound. Reitman, whose new film, Up in the Air, was nominated for six Golden Globes earlier in the week (including Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations for Reitman ... congrats!), is also a pretty big music head, ... More >>
We sat perhaps 100 to 150 feet away from Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl last night, watching as he whipped his wiry, pale-skinned little body around the stage like dancer whose DNA somehow got mixed up with Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek.I wanted to snack on my brie-and-figs picni ... More >>
Homeless Man Was Torched With Flare Robert Winton of the L.A. Times reports Deputy D.A. William Hodgman's charge that Ben Matthew Martin set fire to John Robert McGraham (not, as reported, "McGrath") with a road flare after dousing the homeless man with gasoline in an L.A. alley last fall. Martin, a ... More >>
Comedy in a cemetery. A novel concept, inspired, even; what's going to stand any chance of waking the dead more than a really good joke? Kind of gives "rolling in his grave" a whole new meaning. One problem - where do you put the spot? Not a problem at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, w ... More >>