Friday, February 22
KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
Kurt Rosenwinkel's playing is richly complex and challenging, and while he is smarter than most of us, smart people also feel. Thus, to label this guitarist as "intellectual" or "cerebral" does him a disservice. He is more poet than scientis ... More >>
I wish I were smarter. Were I a Stephen Hawking or a Marie Curie (or even Master Splinter) I'd be able to explain how Twitter is the unedited consciousness of young America, how it is simultaneously vitriolic and beautiful, how maybe no form of social media has before, or ever will, function as perf ... More >>
From to a 70-year-old woman teaching others how to use medical marijuana to a man dedicated to saving the sea lions, these Angelenos prove that do-goodery can be vastly more interesting, creative, and fulfilling than writing a monthly charity check or two.
Check out our entire People 2012 issue her ... More >>
In 1981, MTV pushed music videos to the forefront of pop culture. In 1999, Napster made mp3s more popular than porn. Now, in 2012, L.A.-based Maker Studios is revolutionizing YouTube.
Created by viral video sensation Danny Zappin, Lisa Donovan and her brother Ben, the crew was frustrated with the H ... More >>
kjetil_r/flickrEggs, fryingEver since Aristotle wandered the supermarkets, philosophers and scientists have been wondering which came first: the chicken or the egg. Aristotle went with both, saying neither could have preceded the other. Around 2000 years later, Stephen Hawking favored the ... More >>
Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon in the Michael Winterbottom movie The Trip.It's hard to know where reality ends and fiction begins with Michael Winterbottom, the prolific British filmmaker who veers between fiction and documentary, sometimes in the same movie.
The Trip, his latest work to hit the ... More >>
All it takes is one sad-sack photo (and a career of middling output) to create an online meme, and Emo Juan Uribe is the latest to step to the plate.
The Dodgers' utility infielder huddles against the wall, staring a thousand yards into the sad distance. For the online world, that picture i ... More >>
One of the perks of writing about food is that you get your mitts on review copies of cookbooks (as well as food-focused cultural anthropology texts and so forth). More often than not, publishers are delighted to send along a book you plan on reading and reviewing. Sometimes, however, one p ... More >>
Billy Cottrell in 2003‚ÄčThe L.A. Times is reporting that the U.S. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion, still unpublished, that may vacate the 2005 conviction of Billy Cottrell, the brilliant Caltech math instructor convicted of vandalism and arson charges in the 2003 attacks ... More >>
Waiting for Bowiedot Act I
Caroline: Let's go!
Linda: We can't
Caroline: Why not?
Linda: We're waiting for Bowiedot
ok, that's my interpretation of the Beckett-like evening we had last night at the Cult of 8 Book Club. The Club claims to be "bringi ... More >>