Axl Rose's birthday was yesterday, but one thing has not changed since last year: Chinese Democracy remains the most expensive album ever produced. Fifteen years and $13 million went into making the 14-track album; about a million bucks and a year, for each song.
No record has been as anticipated ... More >>
So many artisan ingredients, so little time. And only so many slices of toast slathered with even the best jam one can eat. But there's always cocktail hour.
Cocktails are also an affordable way to extend the serving life of pricier small batch ingredients, as you're only using a teaspoon of that ... More >>
David Lynch has written at some length about his creative meditations and the fact that for many years they were fueled by little more than the chocolate milkshake at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. We're big Lynch fans. We think his films are beyond brilliant. Still we can't help but wonder at the height ... More >>
In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena and MacArthur Park have revealed the lineups to their massive, free summer concert series -- almost 100 shows between the two venues.
This year features everything from Latin alternative to folk, indie and world music. Highlights ... More >>
Update: "'Sex Game' Teacher Mark Berndt Went Free for Over a Year: How Did LAUSD, L.A. Sheriff Let This Happen?"
Updated at the bottom: DNA tests show that Berndt spoon-fed the students his own semen.
A longtime South L.A. elementary school teacher was fired about one year ago, in January 2011, wh ... More >>
Timothy Norris"Do you know where you are?"See also:
*Our slideshow of the concert
*True Story: Axl Once Threatened To Skip A Concert, So Barry Fey Got His Gun
*Tommy Stinson Interview: Guns N' Roses' Bassist Compares Axl Rose And Paul Westerberg
*Top 20 Hair Metal Albums Of All Time: The Comp ... More >>
A great number of great things have come from Denmark. Hamlet. The Killing. Legos. To this we add: ice cream. Now open in Los Feliz, Paradis Ice Cream replaces the space vacated by Pinkberry on Vermont and brings Danish-style ice cream to the neighborhood.
Paradis actually is ... More >>
Updated, 03/01, 7:37 a.m.: The nectar of life flows no longer at Iceacreamists in London. After receiving two anonymous complaint about "whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people's bodily fluids," British government authorities have seized the shop's breast milk ice cream, re ... More >>
Koi's dining room, via Facebook.Koi restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard has become an A-list restaurant, if not in the minds of critics, at least in the minds of celebrities. Along with the Ivy and Mr. Chow, It's a go-to spot to get snapped by paparazzi.
Except that its owners, the Sikder Fam ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCurrent STAGE FEATURE on Anton Chekhov's 150th Birthday BashTHE OTHER FESTIVALS
Running concurrently with the Hollywood Fringe (June 17-27) is Arts Olympus (June 17-20) on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
AO includes a contemporary Russian exhib ... More >>