KCRW BROADCAST #211
See also: Henry Rollins: Joe Cole and American Gun Violence
Fanatics! I hope you had a chance to listen to last week's show by now. Ian MacKaye was our guest and like last year, it was a great night that went by all too quickly. I didn't want to spoil the fun by putt ... 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.]
Mitch Miller, musician, record producer, and twinkly-eyed choir master of '60s TV, rules. (Or, ruled. May he rest in peac ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
The 2012 International Photobooth Convention was held this past weekend at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Yes, a gathering for hard core enthusiasts of booths where you sit and get your photo taken.
But let's clear things up. These are not the digital photo booths of today. They are not the kind you ... More >>
Watching the Republican debates recently, Susan SurfTone bristled at Newt Gingrich's revisionist history. "He said he and Ronald Reagan took down the Soviet Union," the female guitarist, who plays this Saturday at the Redwood Bar & Grill, says over the phone from her home in Portland. "No. Ronald Re ... More >>
Flickr/ebruliMore fries, less sperm?
Eating a diet high in junk food could make sperm sparse, slow and obese, a pair of studies presented Monday at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. suggest. The research highlights an apparent link between nutritio ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
When America's hot dog traditions are discussed, the Talmudic parsing of the Chicago dog and the Detroit coney and the Rochester white-hot, somebody will inevitably bring up the New York hot dog, as if it were an entity conforming to a single, Platonic ideal. And wh ... More >>
T. NguyenA pretty cup from Espresso Cielo in Santa Monica.
Intelligentsia's founder, Doug Zell, told us in 2009 that "LA got a later start in terms of the very best coffee can offer, but they seem to be embracing it with the religious zeal of a convert." The conversion didn't happen overnight ... More >>
The lesson for Los Angeles residents from a recent Rochester Post Bulletin story, carried by AP, might be, "Don't hold the Mayo Clinic." When President Obama touted the nonprofit clinics as a health-care provider he'd like to imitate nationwide as part of his health-care reform plans, the Post Bulle ... More >>
A clearer picture is emerging of Elgin Nathan James, who was arrested yesterday in Silver Lake on charges of extorting a "popular recording artist from the Chicago area." James, who founded an organization called FSU, which the authorities say is little more than a street gang, ran with a pretty imp ... More >>