As we loaf in the June-like dreariness of rare, early September gloom, let us not forget the blazing sun and whipping sand that is Burning Man -- the Labor Day weekend techno-hippie festival that is one part Angeleno, two parts San Francisco. This year's event appears to have set an attendanc ... More >>
Last Summer, the Vigilant Citizen blog--a website devoted to trolling gullible morons into getting riled up about supposed "occult" messages everywhere investigating the hidden symbols all around us--started analyzing the symbology of Lady Gaga and concluded that there is plentiful evidence that the ... More >>
When Forrest J Ackerman passed away last December science fiction lost a tireless, shameless promoter who helped transform the genre from a suspect niche market into a thriving industry. A true Los Angeles original, Ackerman grew up when the town really was just that -- a place that was as big as a ... More >>
After yesterday's packed and contentious planning commission meeting that was held to argue proposed changes to Los Angeles' exception-filled outdoor sign regulations, questions remain about the fate of 11 "sign districts" to be considered by City Hall. A long-awaited report by the Planning Departme ... More >>
Some might say this was the finest work Jason Bateman would ever do.
20. Al Green-Lay It Down (Blue Note)
What more did you want from Al Green? Did you want him to wear Levar Burton sunglasses and use auto-tune? Did you want him to do a ladies only tour? Did you want him to employ interplanet ... More >>
Forrest J Ackerman, who passed away last week from heart failure at the age of 92, may end up best remembered as the man who coined the term "sci-fi." That's no small legacy in a culture often chronicled in shorthand - Jack Kerouac's "beat generation," comes to mind, or Herb Caen's more reduc ... More >>