[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," normally appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Tupac asked that question on "To Live & Die in LA," but the answer was obvious. Makaveli never even lived in Southern Califor ... More >>
[Editor's note: Why This Song Sucks determines why particular tracks blow using science. It appears regularly on West Coast Sound.]
Song: Justin Timberlake, "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z
History: "Suit & Tie" is the first song from Justin Timberlake's new album(!), The 20/20 Experience. People wer ... More >>
Hector Cruz Salvador"The Vault: Unlocked"â€‹"The gentrification of downtown Los Angeles is a sinister metamorphosis engineered by spoiled hipsters and well-heeled land grabbers in this whodunit parody by the Latino Theatre Company," writes Amy Lyons about The Vault: Unlocked, at Los Angeles Theatre ... More >>
Bluewater Productions Inc.Martha Stewart
Eh, who needs the Green Lantern when you've got Martha Stewart. We now mean this very literally, as Stewart will soon have her own comic book to go along with the rest of her multimedia empire. "Female Force: Martha Stewart," a one-shot issue from Vanc ... More >>
Douglas Wolk (you should be familiar with him--he's one of the best writers on both music and comics) just published in Techland a review of the most recent installments of the comics Phonogram and Hellblazer.
Both Brit-centric stories combine a post-Alan Moore melange of occultism and polit ... More >>
BY MARK DERY
The British novelist J.G. Ballard, author of Crash, Empire of the Sun, and Miracles of Life, among other books, died Sunday, April 19, after a protracted battle with prostate cancer.
Ballard is gone, wheels-up from the abandoned airstrip of our imaginations, but his coiled brillian ... More >>