From a small room in the Hammer Museum on Sunday afternoon, a group of kids and adults clapped their hands and collectively chanted two words: "Smash it!"
To the casual passerby, the words probably sounded strange within the museum setting. But they were a perfectly natural thing to say in this par ... More >>
As director Ted Kotcheff told Senses of Cinema magazine, when Aussie grind house creeper Wake in Fright premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971, "There was an American seated in one of the rows immediately behind me, and he kept saying: 'Wow! This is great!'" That American turned out to be Mar ... More >>
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a festival unlike any other. The 65-year-old whirlwind event lasts the entire month of August and is essentially a free-for-all: interested performers merely have to book their own venue, travel, and accommodation, then show up, self-promote like mad, and pray you ge ... More >>
The story of Samantha Scarano, accused of setting her ex-roommate's West Hollywood apartment on fire, got even more interesting overnight.
After Weho Daily broke the news that Scarano was arrested at her place of work, the legendary Body Shop strip club, a tipster told us that she was the daughter ... More >>
See also: *Culture Collide Festival Preview: Let's Get International
*Culture Collide Festival review: Liam Finn, Rainbow Arabia, Guineafowl, The Awkwards perform on October 6, 2011
The Death Letters and Cameras
321 Lounge at TAIX
October 8, 2011
Better than...that high school house party where yo ... More >>
Interview by Roselle Chen
"It's a beautiful fucking day in Boston," says punk-cabaret performer Amanda Palmer from her home. She is best known as one half of The Dresden Dolls, and has a wildly-popular solo career, but she's on the phone mainly to talk about her work with the David Lynch Fo ... More >>
Barbara HansenGonpachi chef Chris BehreLast September, Chris Behre slipped quietly into Gonpachi in Beverly Hills as executive chef. There wasn't any fanfare, and Behre deliberately kept a low profile, because he had to see if he could repair what was then an ailing business.
It was a big jo ... More >>
Timothy NorrisYes, that's UK pop singer Kate Nash last night at the El Rey (sitting down due to one of her oddly not-infrequent foot-related accidents).
Yes, the banner says "A CUNT IS A USEFUL THING."
Yes, you know her mostly through some cutesy (kawaiiiiiiiiii) pop ditties and accolades f ... More >>