Gibson Amphitheatre, the mainstay mid-size concert venue at Universal City, will close its doors in September, according to its operator Live Nation Entertainment.
As announced in December 2011, the 6,200-capacity amphitheatre is expected to be demolished to make way for The Wizarding World of Har ... More >>
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Beware any tutorial about the "right way" to do Coachella. Stay sentient, steer clear of phosphorescent forms in spirit hoodies, drink water, and never m ... More >>
Marijuana decriminalization proponents are psyched by the words of a former president.
Bill Clinton is featured in the Morgan Freeman-narrated anti-drug-war film Breaking The Taboo, which has been circulating in the last year or so but which has seen some official New York release dates recently.
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At first, the idea of a three-hundred page cultural history of dirty magazines seems quaint, like somebody writing a book-length ode to the telegram. After all, it's been a long time since Playboy stood for anything other than bad reality TV, and you couldn't purchase a Penthouse right now i ... More >>
Duke Ellington and Richard Nixon spend some QTBy Sean J. O'Connell
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living jazz musicians. Since his first recording session with trombonist J.J. Johnson in 1949, he has relentlessly dedicated himself to discovering the limits of the honking beast. This Th ... More >>
Drug Policy AlliancePresident Richard Nixon was the original war-on-drugs crusader.Every day we wake up we think, ah, what a glorious morning -- wonder what's happening in the world of drug-war history. California is, after all, the wake-and-bake state.
Good thing the Drug Policy Alliance is ... More >>
‚ÄčThe Toronto International Film Festival doesn't exactly have a reputation for being a lightning rod for political controversy, but it became one in the early days of this year's edition thanks to a new festival sidebar, City to City, designed to explore "the evolving urban experience by immersing ... More >>
From the original newspaper caption: "Lauro Salas, the newly crowned lightweight champion, receives a kiss from his pretty wife, Angelina, also a champion in the art of tamale-making, as a reward for having won the title from Jimmy Carter after a grueling battle." (L.A. Herald-Examiner/LAPL)