Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
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*"Lauren Faust: Let's Hear It for the Girls"
*"Top 5 Lessons for Adults From My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
For this year's L.A. Weekly People Issue, I interviewed Lauren Faust, the fabulously talented artist and writer who has worked on top-notch shows like The Powerpuff Girls and ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Davy Jones, best known for his stint in The Monkees, died today in his sleep at his home in Indiantown, Florida of a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. While primarily associated with The Monkees and their eponymous television show, Jones enjoyed a solo career arguably more ... More >>
So much can happen between two slices of bread. Practical, portable, difficult to define and nearly impossible to mess up entirely, the sandwich offers a broad canvas for the harried parent or the creative chef. John Montagu (aka the 4th Earl of Sandwich) could never have dreamed of the baroque monu ... More >>
The latest chapter in a six-year Hollywood development saga starts next week when money-bags real estate conglomerate CIM Group will reportedly break ground on a controversial project that has already eaten up millions of dollars of city money in a protracted legal fight with perturbed neighbors.
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I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend From America's Favorite Humorists is the new book edited by Wade Rouse, with essays by Jen Lancaster, Rita Mae Brown, Laurie Notaro, Jane Green, Beth Harbison, W. Bruce Cameron and many others, plus ... More >>
[UPDATE 2/11/2011: It goes like this: Tomorrow (Saturday)'s night Secret Foo Fighters show was going to be at the Echo (or the Echoplex) and the opening act was going to be the Keith Morris/Raymond Pettibon LA punk supergroup OFF!, but it apparently has been cancelled due to the fact that, ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Mastering the PolitburoHaim Saban is different than you and me: he's the 287th richest man in the world, worth $3.3 billion.
The Egyptian Jew, who looks an Ian McShane/Silvio Berlusconi cross, created The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. And he's the biggest giver to Proposition ... More >>
An unhealthy Scooby SnackOn one hand, the new Yale study that was released yesterday, proving that children think junk food tastes best coming from cartoon-friendly packaging, seems a bit obvious and unnecessary. But on the other hand, just about every news outlet in the country seemed to run ... More >>
Previously, we gave you our Top 10 Fictional Movie Food and Drink list. Now we're taking on the T.V. version. Not surprisingly, there were a lot of options to choose from and some of you, we're sure, will feel that a few of your favorites are missing (feel free to let us know). So with apologies in ... More >>
Michael SugarmanThe Munchie Machine, which rolls out on 4/20.
The mystery of where to get your munchies has been solved. With a name, logo and truck design inspired by Scooby-Doo cartoon vehicle, the Mystery Machine, The Munchie Machine (Twitter: @munchiemachine1) food truck rolls out tomorr ... More >>
Nicole CamposDustin David aims his propeller limbs at Jonah Ray's recycling.
Just one week from today, geek brethren: Matthew Vaughn's much anticipated, controversial, madder-than-a-hatter and -- judging by the early reactions -- all-but-assured cult classic adaptation of Mark Millar's Kick-A ... More >>
Just because we seem to be constantly listening to music and hitting up concerts here at West Coast Sound doesn't mean that we aren't also reading comic books or taking nights off to re-watch Star Wars Episodes IV-VI. So, when our interests collide, be it in song or on the small screen, we get a lit ... More >>