L.A. Weekly is a great predictor of Dodgers doings. In fact, we're a veritable Nostradamus of forecasting National League West outcomes, our record standing at a perfect one-for-one. The baseball writing staff conferenced on August 23, stuck a fork in the division and pronounced Los Angeles the vi ... More >>
By Skylaire Alfvegren Judas Priest at Gibson Amphitheatre, August 2 Last year, Birmingham, UK stalwarts Judas Priest released an ambitious double album conceptualizing the life of French seer, Nostradamus, and mounted an epic summer escapade with Motorhead and Heaven & Hell. Under the stars abo ... More >>
By Phil Freeman In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random stran ... More >>
There is only one Metal God, and his name is Rob Halford
Comets (and reactions to them) through the ages
Ten years after the 39 suicides, the sole survivor is back – and he has something urgent to tell us.
This Christmas, I had hoped to fly back to London, gorge myself on Mum's turkey and sip sherry with my long lost Brit posse. But Fate, it turned out, had other plans in store... 24 hours before my Christmas Eve flight was due to depart, I wandered in to a psychic's den on Hollywood Boulevard in Lit ... More >>
10 signs of the apocalypse
A reality check on the rumors . . . and reality itself
Bible-thumpers scale back doomsday predictions
A letter from Cornwall
Eugen Weber's Apocalypses and Juan Goytisolo's The Marx Family Saga
Intern trouble in swingin' D.C.