There are all sorts of unusual places names in this part of the country we call "The Southland." We have names of historic English derivation, not so unlike what you'd find back in the civilized East (Whittier, Torrance, Hawthorne, Glendale). We have place names of Spanish derivation (Tujunga, Rese ... More >>
In a piece about good acting in bad movies he wrote last year, A.O. Scott suggested that "You might almost say that greatness shows itself precisely in the discrepancy between the performance and the material." It's in keeping with this notion that we've decided to highlight some of 2012's overachie ... More >>
Also, Vinny Golia Sextet, Mary Anne Hobbs, Delta Rae and others
Today, Marvel announced that L.A.-based writer Sam Humphries will be joining veteran comic book author Jonathan Hickman as co-writer of Ultimates, an alternate-universe version of the Avengers superhero team. Humphries will come on board with issue 10 of the Ultimate Comics series, set for release i ... More >>
Seven days of solid jazz, plus the sounds of Brazil
Jazz picks around L.A.
Also: Macbeth, Romeo and Julius and more
The Bobby Bradford Moítet and other jazz picks
Unearthing the treasure of Horace Tapscott, musical phantom of South L.A.
The school of Bobby Bradford
James Newton loves the wrong notes
Don Preston opens music
L.A.ís post-jazz scene
Alex Cline, drums and infinity
Honk if you love Horace Tapscott
Vinny Golia's not blowin' in the wind