When most people envision the Beat Generation, they probably start with a vision of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, stumbling into a bar in New York City, rambling on about Nebraska and staring into the electric religion of the American plains. Or perhaps people think of Lawrence Ferl ... More >>
In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in our lab program."
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The Beat generation -- or, as Cinefamily puts it, the "O.G. hipsters" of the 1950s -- is a pretty tough group to beat. They smoked, drank and wandered aimlessly, all while producing literature that through the decades has avoide ... More >>
Screenshot taken from Ghostbusters
Everyone knows that L.A. isn't the 'real' America. It's full of communist liberals who have no faith in the great American nation. However, have no fear -- if you're planning on going to that show at the Echo on July 4 and skipping out on the fireworks, you ... More >>
We received many responses to our many best DJs lists. So many, in fact, that we haven't been able to get a good night's sleep ever since, what with all the awesome DJs that we weren't able to properly honor and call attention to. So we decided to fix it with giving you a DJ of the week eve ... More >>
N. GalutenThe famed KFC dispensary, which even spawned a South Park episodeMarijuana has been in the news a lot this year. Prop 19 brought the legalization debate to the national forefront, even though it never had much of a shot at passing (despite our Governator's well-documented use during ... More >>
Tonight at the El Rey, Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard will be performing music they created for the film One Fast Move and I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, a documentary based on words Jack Kerouac composed while living in Big Sur.
The Firecracker Press's woodcut Big Sur poster
The film premiered a ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>