Afghanistan, on a map: land-locked, sandwiched between questionable neighbors, ringed by mountains, crisscrossed by dangerous (and often impassable) roads. No wonder Afghan cuisine is limited to what can be grown domestically -- importing fresh food is a life or death enterprise. So, in the resta ... More >>
"Bloody hell, men!"
Boom. Pop-pop-pop-pop-pop. Boom.
Three men in tan uniforms lie inert on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their remaining comrades radio for help and cower behind their jeep, trying desperately to shoot the Germans hiding in the bushes.
The canon sounds again, causin ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS (after the jump)
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Merry Wives of Windsor in Topanga Canyon and Griffith ParkBrian HelmOthelloâ€‹On a care-free, car-free Carmageddon weekend, all of our critics got to their shows. Among the favorites, Lovell Estell III's warm apprai ... More >>
Desolate solo acoustic version of the already "Almost There" from Aska Matsumiya, Moonrats singer/keyboardist, L.A. Ladies Choir co-founder and collaborator with Spike Jones and Flea and David Scott Stone and now Ariana Delawari, whose own story leads from Kabul to L.A. to David Lynch's new label. ... More >>
Okay, so I actually cried tonight. Not sobbed, not wept, not got all blustery and snotty. But about five songs into Le Loup's remarkable, thrilling set at Emo's IV Lounge, they hit upon a combination of chords and chorus that, coupled with my joyful mood and the feeling of how lucky all of us asshol ... More >>