Can North Korea hit Los Angeles with a nuclear missile?
Yes, theoretically. Its tests have been inconclusive and perhaps even unimpressive so far, but the United States government isn't taking any chances.
Today Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that 14 interceptor missiles would be added to ... More >>
Paul Conrad's lasting statement on the nuclear arms race, the mushroom cloud scuplture "Chain Reaction," is now an official landmark in Santa Monica.
The city's landmarks commission voted unanimously on the designation yesterday, according to Jerry "Peace Activist" Rubin, who has been fasting to sa ... More >>
In 1966, Robert Smithson, famous for piling up mud and black basalt in Utah's Great Salt Lake and sculpting it into a 1,500-foot coil called Spiral Jetty, went rock hunting with sculptor Donald Judd. They went in New Jersey, where Smithson was from, and spent an hour chopping away at a lump of lava ... More >>
Joel PetersonThe Young Wine Fiend, Peterson, And His Mom (Center), 1955Joel Peterson, founder of Ravenswood Winery, isn't exactly the sort of winemaker to veer off the conversation track into lilting conversations about the similarities between playing the bagpipes and making wine. Rather, Pe ... More >>
The 1998 movie Armageddon starred Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck as deep-sea oil drillers deployed by NASA and the military to embed a nuclear device 800 feet inside an asteroid heading straight for Earth. The device would split the asteroid into two parts, with both halves just narrowly missi ... More >>
You go to talk about nuclear disarmament and end up being called a schoolgirl. Then, like, the whole world gossips about it. Don't you hate when that happens? I'm not certain how advisable it is to get into a (yet another) war of words with North Korea, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ... More >>
West Coast Sound just received this press release from prominent LA-based label Nuclear Blast Records' Hawthorne offices, and we figured it'd be a good idea to pass it along:
For Immediate Release:
LABEL STAFF IMPOSTER KEVIN DARDEN IS PROBABLY "A HOMOCIDAL MANIAC"
A label staff imposte ... More >>