Better than...standing in 105 degree weather.
After a ten-year absence from the road, songwriter-guitarist Jeff Mangum grew into a mythologized character that tens of thousands of kids pinned their hopes and theories upon. His two '90s era albums as Neutral Milk ... More >>
South by Southwest (or just "South by" if you're cool and/or in a fake hurry) is well under way, with the interactive and film portions kicking off last weekend and the biggest draw, the music, just beginning.
Couldn't make it all the way to Texas? Fuck it. For those of us left behind, we bring you ... More >>
How we dress can send messages not only about who we are and what we like but also where we're from. There is no singular "L.A. look," and Silver Lake isn't all beards and ironic T-shirts, either.
Still, there are certain aesthetics -- in the form of everything from accessorie ... More >>
J.H. StarrKevin Bludso and his pit
Does Kevin Bludso make the best brisket in town? There are certainly a lot of people who think so. The Compton man with Texas roots opened Bludso's BBQ about three years ago, and his small shop was quickly discovered and pushed through the cycle of Internet ... More >>
Lina Lecaro(T)hat's All Folks! at Dragstrip 66
What a year. Looking back as we always do around this time, one thing was very clear, LA be crazy after dark!
Was it end-(or beginning?)-of-decade (yup, look it up) dementia, all the mercury in retrograde activity or something else that gave th ... More >>
Julien's AuctionsNow on display at the Ponte 16 resort in Hong KongIt was a charged weekend at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills -- most of all, during the paddle war over one of Michael Jackson's most crowd-pleasing staples: the Swarovski-studded glove he wore throughout the "Bad" tour.
Th ... More >>
Wow, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just continues to flounder and flub and flim-flam his way through one of the worst performances by a governor in the United States even as he gets helped to the bottom by one of the worst full-time legislatures ever elected in the United States -- or so the polls ... More >>
This Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 10 p.m., the cast of Spring Awakening (currently at the Ahmanson ) will perform a special show at L.A.'s Upright Cabaret with proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and other local charities here in the southland.
Markâ€™s Restau ... More >>
Check back here Monday after noon for NEW THEATER REVIEWS of Peter Shelan's speculative drama about challenging authority and Christopher Marlowe's death, The School of Night, at the Taper; Susan Kim's stage adaptation of Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, at East West Players; Peter Wing Heale ... More >>