It has become difficult to define what Latin Alternative is these days. The genre seems to encompass everything from traditional roots band playing an accordion to a progressive hip-hop MCs to singer-songwriters crooning romantic ballads -- and can be sung in Spanish, English or Spanglish. It's a hy ... More >>
Griselda Blanco, the cocaine queen who plied her trade in Southern California in the early 1980s, was fatally gunned down in her native Colombia yesterday.
You're probably asking, What took so long?
Blanco was one of the most murderous drug kingpin's in recorded history, having turned Miami into a ... More >>
The so-called Hollywood body parts case from early this year has produced no arrests and few headlines in subsequent months.
The head, hands and feet of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin were found Jan. 17 near the Hollywood sign. His apartment was searched, his roommate was questioned, and false reports ... More >>
The Adicts' music is fast-paced and upbeat, and they sport a Clockwork Orange droog look - except for front man Keith "Monkey" Warren, who dresses like some kind of evil joker. Their live sets feature bubble machines, streamers, giant beach balls, and sing-a-longs. They invite their fans on stage.
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Robert HarmonRempel, author of the new book about the Cali Cartel called At the Devil's Table
William C. Rempel, who for 36 years worked as an investigative reporter and editor at the L.A. Times, has written the book At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the C ... More >>
Duff beer is real! Homer Simpson's favorite libation is actually available for purchase, but only in South America -- and nobody will talk about it.
According to the Miami Herald:
The makers of Duff in South America say they aren't allowed to talk to the U.S. media. Duff Mexico... would not resp ... More >>
Swam2dayWe get it: You like your news with a side of sexyHow better to determine the Top 10 news items of the year in our wonderfully fucked-up, always aggravating but certainly never boring City of Angels than by raw click count?
The following stories may not be the most important of the y ... More >>
When I was in culinary school we were given product ID tests, and the most difficult one, by far, was a flour test orchestrated by the baking instructors during the second round of baking classes. Repeating rows of mis en place cups were lined across the steel prep tables, each one containing a diff ... More >>