Claire Danes in HomelandWhen Howard Gordon was in 7th grade, he wrote a science fiction novel. He knew he wanted to write early on in life, but it was his love of television that brought him to Los Angeles to try his hand at it. He says that it was luck that initially helped him land work, bu ... More >>
So Coachella weekend 1 sold out milliseconds after its 10 a.m. open sale time today, and weekend 2 will likely be squeezed dry within the next few days. Unexpected? Nope. But if you're one of the several whose Coachella purchases were thwarted by a day job, shitty Internet connection, or empty wal ... More >>
We'd like to file this under stories The Onion might as well have written. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday, a group of nutrition policy advocates called The Strategic Alliance released a report last week claiming that 84% of labels on packaged foods aimed at the mouths of children ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles. Extraterrestrials in Biblical Prophecy Author: G. Cope Schellhorn Date: 1990 Publisher: Horus House, Madison, ... More >>
Daily Mailan object over Wales If you wanted another sign that we're all eating far, far too much junk food, consider this story from Britain's Daily Mail. There have been many UFO sightings, it seems, in the English Midlands: at least three in the last three years. But what is perhaps more ... More >>
http://cosm.typepad.comAdam Jones holds his bronze sculptureMany know Adam Jones from Tool as one of the world's greatest guitarists, however the L.A.-based musician also has an unrelenting passion for visual arts that spans his entire life. From finding refuge in comic books as a child, to a ... More >>
"Baby's on Fire," by Marilyn MansonThese days if a print publication is still around after 25 years, well, that's quite an accomplishment. Cleveland-based music and culture magazine, Alternative Press, started out as an underground fanzine in 1985 and has since become an internationally distr ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE! The Super Secret Special Guest for Rainbow Arabia's Echo Residency Revealed!
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "The way things are going, we'll probably see a camel-hump truck parked out behind the Brig within a month or two."
Funny things happen when you cross a couple of state lines. The temperature drops, the Scoville Index climbs, and if you're lucky, an alien beer arrives table side (and no, this isn't another X-Files sequel). Welcome to New Mexico. Rich Weber of New Mexico's Sierra Blanca Brewing Company fi ... More >>
Also, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Who Does She Think She Is? and more
The main thing that the major labels have going for them, and why even the most battle-scarred of them has more "value" than budding minor labels, is due to their combined back catalog. During the fat times of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the labels weren't just selling records but buying other labels ... More >>
Pilot doesn't let viewers get to know the series the way they did with Abrams' Lost
And other things to do in L.A., August 22-28
Miss Mulder & Scully? Watch the re-runs.
What to do in L.A., March 14-20
David Duchovny plays it nude; Bob Saget is kinda blue
Jared Gold’s runway spectacle competes with Smashbox shows as Bobby Trendy says he never took money for interviews about Anna Nicole Smith and disses Howard.
Ten years after the 39 suicides, the sole survivor is back – and he has something urgent to tell us.
It was billed as "the wildest front row in all of Fashion Week." You sometimes get a tranny or two in the audience at Smashbox Studios, site of L.A.'s official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but never in the numbers or caliber of the sparkling array of gorgeous cross-dressers in falsies and heels that ... More >>
Life on Mars, sideburns required
The 4400 among us
Pundits can’t stop calling Brokeback Mountain a “breakthrough.” The question is: Why?
Is prime time Lost in space? An ever-growing number of otherworldly series have invaded
Up and down the tubes with MIIB's J and K
Enterprise, Smallville and “Adult Swim”
The CIA makes a comeback
A history of drugs and the movies
Frontal nudity and happy endings
PBS’s Chief Inspector Ross Tanner
The teen dreams of Popular, Freaks and Geeks and Roswell
The top five ways the technological revolution has been a war against you
Second in a two-part series
Susan Sarandon in Anne Tyler's Earthly Possessions, Kirsten Dunst in The Devil's Arithmetic, plus Strange World
And a little light shone in
Cupid, Brimstone and Seven Days
Homicide anatomized, Sports Night's backstage dramedy
The terrifying togs of That '70s Show; the retro robots of Rolie Polie Olie
At a Theater Near You
Mutants, campers, martyrs . . .