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Better than: Most first dates. And also, most second and third dates.
If the glut of modern indie music is the sonic equivalent of a Facebook poke, Rhye is the object of your affection showing up at your doorstep in the rain to tell you ... More >>
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Dale Vaughn, leader of men, and Elizabeth Menzel, leader of women, met playing beach volleyball. Vaughn is the founder of the NextGent men's self-accountability hiking group. Menzel is the founder of the Women's Wisdom Community support group. Right awa ... More >>
The James Beard awards are the food equivalent of the Oscars: prestigious golden whatsits, fancy dress event, silly acceptance speeches, requisite grouching about the whole thing being rigged. Oh, yes, and lots of highly talented people getting much-deserved recognition. This year's awards ceremony ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
"I'm blaming you if I puke later."
"Fine. But admit it in the story," Hanni El Khatib replies, passing a vodka and soda that I didn't order.
We've been ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Queen of Versailles, the latest film from documentarian and photographer Lauren Greenfield (Thin), follows David and Jackie Siegel, the 70-something Westgate timeshare mogul and his 40-something trophy wife who were in the middle of building the largest single-family home in America when the financi ... More >>
The musician and songwriter Ry Cooder is lamenting lost Los Angeles.
"Local human experience isn't a thing you can commodify, if you follow what I'm saying," he says. "If you lived in Chavez Ravine or East L.A., it's not worth anything -- even though that was your store or your movie theater. Beca ... More >>
Sayre BermanSee also: "Niggas in Paris": Jay-Z and Kanye Will Perform It 13 Times When They're Here. Seriously.
On November 29 we published a post containing the results of our "Niggas In Paris" linear regression. During the encores of their current Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye Wes ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Today marks the re-release of the Rolling Stones' 1978 album Some Girls, which has been remastered and expanded. T ... More >>
Sports BunThe winner of the Pacquaio--Margarito has a lot to gain
Even before Antonio Margarito steps into the ring with world boxing star Manny Pacquaio in Dallas on Saturday, the welterweight fighter will be waging another fight: that is, to regain his respectability as a boxer.
Margarito ... More >>
The main thing that the major labels have going for them, and why even the most battle-scarred of them has more "value" than budding minor labels, is due to their combined back catalog. During the fat times of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the labels weren't just selling records but buying other labels ... More >>
A Pitchfork party without Sparks? That's like Eliot Spitzer without whores: fatigued, thirsty and miserable. And rest assured, Sparks flowed like the River Ganges, even going as far to sponsor the bash, which wasn't really as bad as it was boring. A bunch of people sitting in bleachers trying t ... More >>