Airbnb is the online connection between travelers looking to save a buck and home owners hocking their houses as lodging. This past weekend, they launched a Hollywood-style welcome campaign in all the obvious parts of the city including the Sunset Strip (at the Viper room), Venice (at HGEL homegrown ... More >>
Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and others San Manuel Amphitheater September 13, 2013 Better Than: Commemorating the day by playing the shitty NES game, Friday The 13th. Some of our fondest live metal memories have occurred in basements, garages, and even sushi restaurants. But for our money, there is stil ... More >>
As hard as it is to imagine, there may be one or two of you out there who don't have a "Los Angeles pizza" Google alert set up, which means it's possible that you missed the opening of WildCraft Sourdough Pizza back in February. Well, the hip Culver City pizza slingers have been up and running for n ... More >>
With plenty of serviceable options for wood-fired pizza right here in the city, why would anyone hop into their car for an hours-long ride just to try a pie? And a FLATBREAD pizza at that?! Well, because Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos, CA, is fantastic. Sure, it's tucked away at the end of a o ... More >>
When most people envision the Beat Generation, they probably start with a vision of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, stumbling into a bar in New York City, rambling on about Nebraska and staring into the electric religion of the American plains. Or perhaps people think of Lawrence Ferl ... More >>
In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in our lab program."
Our weekly list of special event movies to see in L.A. Friday, Nov. 30 The Beat generation -- or, as Cinefamily puts it, the "O.G. hipsters" of the 1950s -- is a pretty tough group to beat. They smoked, drank and wandered aimlessly, all while producing literature that through the decades has avoide ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.] The fallout from SCOTUS upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has been a ... More >>
In 1964, U.K. photographer Harry Benson was headed to Africa on assignment for the Daily Express when he got a call from his editor, saying the plans had changed. He was now going to Paris to photograph the Beatles. Benson was less than thrilled. "I thought of myself as a serious journalist," he say ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Willie Nelson & Family Walt Disney Concert Hall 3/13/12 Better than ...trying to find a place to stay in Austin this weekend. Last night, before a sold-out crowd at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, country legend Willie Nelson dipped into a fifty-year catalog of hits, backed by his son Lukas, his sis ... More >>
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This right here is my swagI know this is going to sound like a lowball estimate, but there are approximately 102,000 little brothers in the United States. I know this because Codes & Keys moved 102 large in its first week, and the general consensus amongst your friends who "know better" is th ... More >>
Does a legend have to keep things fresh?
© Ed Ruscha, Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian GalleryEd Ruscha's Greatest Passers, now on view at the Hammer Museum In our print edition this week, Catherine Wagley's pointed critique of the Hammer's summer exhibit of Ed Ruscha paintings notes that while Ruscha's new works were inspired b ... More >>
Screenshot taken from Ghostbusters Everyone knows that L.A. isn't the 'real' America. It's full of communist liberals who have no faith in the great American nation. However, have no fear -- if you're planning on going to that show at the Echo on July 4 and skipping out on the fireworks, you ... More >>
Nick Cave is a fan. What are you waiting for?
Flickr/Lauren Manning In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "The fetish object of the week? My money's on the uni goma tofu at the new Aburiya Toranoko in Little Tokyo, which is to say a smallish cube of firm, blackish tofu made from ground, toasted sesame ... More >>