"Baseball is a game of inches," Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey once said, speaking on the thin line between success and failure. Brian Kehew and Roger Manning -- the musical brains behind L.A. electro duo Moog Cookbook -- understand this. During the mid-1990s, both Moog Cookbook and Daft Punk de ... More >>
Congratulations, corporate Hollywood! You finally got the hang of 21st-century guerilla marketing. Over the past few days, foot soldiers for CBS Films have apparently been hanging up ads for its latest film Seven Psychopaths all over L.A., in the form of lost-dog flyers -- making them so inherently ... More >>
The next Ice Age might be coming sooner than you think. On Wednesday Sept. 5, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits will partner up with the CoolHaus truck to hand out free saber-toothed ice cream sandwiches between 12:30-1:30 at the corner of Wilshire and Curson Blvd. What's the reason for cele ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with Alvarez' horrendously scary mug shot, and the D.A. agreeing to file felony charges. Originally posted August 23 at 9:20 a.m. We can't wait to see L.A. County's equally fierce homeless advocates and animal-rights activists go head-to-head on this one: Sheriff's officials ... More >>
Rachel Roderman Caught in a bad romance? So bad that you can't even bear to think about chocolate or candlelight with your partner? Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the five least romantic Valentine's Day dates in Los Angeles you'll go gaga over.
Approximately 355,000 people visit the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits each year, which has us wondering what percentage of attendees are grade schoolers forced there on a class trip because -- let's face it -- the Tar Pits kind of suck. Yeah, it's cool that tar has been seeping from the ground aro ... More >>
Daniel KohnA.J. Jackson of Saint Motel Saint Motel Tarfest at the La Brea Tar Pits 9/24/11 Better than... going extinct by drowning in tar. The weather was beautiful on this Sunday afternoon. The early autumn festival Tarfest featured painting, non-profit booths and several kickass bands, i ... More >>
Does Sweet Rose Creamery make the best banana split on the planet? That may be taking things too far, but it wouldn't be hyperbolic to say they make the best banana split in Los Angeles.
Shannon CotrellWhat can I get you to drink? On May 21, 2011, flying zombies and flying nuns will darken the skies above Los Angeles, in a scene far more dire than anything Alfred Hitchcock could have dreamed up. To make matters worse, according to Harold Camping, it's 100% true. Fortunatel ... More >>
We love you, Stephen, tweet tweet.Stephen Box, candidate for City Council District 4, has food trucks tweeting up a storm for him. @greatballsot (Great Balls On Tires) tweets: "You've voted us as best BALLS in L.A., now vote for BOX because he supports Food Trucks in District 4. Get out an ... More >>
Council District 4 candidate Tomas O'Grady: "Drain the swamp," take City Hall to the people
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Captain Beefheart artwork for Doc at the Radar Station album ad (1980)[As we reported this afternoon, Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, died today at 69. We already posted a list of the "Top 14 Reasons Why Captain Beefheart Was a True American Genius" by Beefheartologist Rob Chalfen. You can ... More >>
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Goldenvoice plans to regain the fans' love after a chaotic 2010 festival. Two words: fewer people
Jarvis Cocker broadcast post-Pulp rock to the Wiltern.
Tarnation! A man who rescued a dog who chased God knows what into La Brea Tar Pits is on his way to a cleanup.LA Examiner/USC
Rain, Rain, Come Back Again The recent winter storms were awfully photogenic on TV but all that rain was just so much water under the Sixth Street Bridge. The state remains in a drought state and water rationing appears right around the corner for Los Angeles. ReutersA Bridge Too Ugly? Speaking of t ... More >>
The announcement of a huge prehistoric ossuary discovered near La Brea Tar Pits is one of those stories that delights through a balance of incongruous details. The fact that the bones were located under the old May Co. parking lot lent a vague irony to the announcement -- who knew that beneath the l ... More >>
Was the museum promoting access to art, or speculating on land?
Philadelphia-based group Man Man has played Los Angeles enough to develop a taste for horchata, but not not so frequently that they can claim to have ordered 2 a.m. tacos from a truck parked off of Sunset Blvd. And so the band was welcomed back with a fiesta held in a rope-guarded corner of the Ech ... More >>
"88BoaDrum" at the La Brea Tar Pits, August 8, 2008 (photos by Timothy Norris) It's tempting to leave the evening alone and let it live on in the heads of those who attended and no one else. One theory is that to sully such tribal majesty with words is to diminish its power. But my job is to capt ... More >>
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One of my great regrets of last year was not flying to Brooklyn see Japanese experimental rhythm band (or however you want to describe them these days) the Boredoms perform with 77 drummers on 7/7/07. My friends who were there speak of the event with a mystical twinkle in their eye, as though they'v ... More >>
With doughnuts from Bob's for afters
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