No matter how much new art continues to appear, an age-old question remains: what makes something art?
No one knows that question better than art historian, author and professor Richard Meyer. The Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University recently released a new book ... More >>
Forget about cornbread. We've got the recipe for the kind of stuffing that won't leave you comatose after consumed, unless you want to be. Stuff your weekend with the following ingredients: '70s disco, '80s new wave, brand-new electro house, zombies, fashion fiends, hipsters, gays, straights, pan-se ... 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 >>
Lina Lecaro Crookers crank it out at Control, FridayThere is never a better excuse for excess and revelry than a birthday or anniversary. This week, two such occasions are mark-the-calendar-worthy, at the Avalon Hollywood and at the new Los Globos. An overnight excursion, a popular Italian DJ ... More >>
globovision via FlickrWith Lindsay Lohan due headed back to jail after she failed a drug test that was part of her DUI probation (the lab reportedly alerted for coke), and with Paris Hilton's recent cop to possessing powder, '70s blow is back in the headlines.
We here at LA Weekly world headquar ... More >>
With most of their music being made on inanimate machines, synthpop acts face a challenge come tour time: how to marry technology to visible motion and visceral emotion.
The Hercules and Love Affair of two years ago successfully hung flesh on digital bones by incorporating live drums, percu ... More >>
Larry Tee has floated through contemporary club history like Forrest Gump on ecstasy, seemingly everywhere you'd want to be. Growing up in Atlanta, he hung out with R.E.M. and co-wrote fellow Atlantan Ru Paul's 1992 hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)." In 1990s New York he became a DJ on the club kid ... More >>
In this week's Nightranger, we toddle around Hollywood's newest super-club, Playhouse, a gorgeous mega-production-geared space opened by club impresarios Elie Samaha and Rob Vinokur.
Samaha, also a movie big-wig, is best known for famed '90's hotspot The Roxbury nightclub on the Sunset Strip, and d ... More >>