*West Hollywood Lesbian Bar The Palms to Shut Down
On June 9, West Hollywood's historic lesbian bar the Palms will be closing the doors to its location of the last 48 years. But this old gal had herself one last hurrah before her forced retirement.
Last night, the Palms held its official ... More >>
This week's picks pretty much sum up the year: L.A. boosterism, '70s nostalgia, autobiographical installation art and women artists recognized a few decades late.
5. The Original Paparazzo
At MOCA, Weegee is more showman than craftsman. The photographer, who started his career as an aggressive New ... More >>
Loren NerellBarry Craig was an important figure in the early years of minimal and ambient music in L.A., first with his Trance Port Tapes label and later with his project A Produce. He died last week, on September 4, of acute pancreatitis.
In the early '80s he was a part of new wave band Af ... More >>
Mathew Imaging"If Timothy Leary was here he'd say 'Boy did they give me some real good stuff," quipped AFI Movie Quiz host Alex Trebek about patrons' light sticks.
There's typically a spot on the September Hollywood Bowl calendar for its revue of classical Hollywood scores, aka The Big Pictu ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWHAT: Amanda Jo WIlliams, Simon Stokes, John Carpenter, and Feeding People
WHERE: The Echo
Amanda Jo Williams' first Monday night residency show at the Echo set the bar high for this month's exploration of contemporary outlaw culture and family bands. John Carpenter ... More >>
Litigious Malibu-dweller Kirsten Kennis, back in the '80sIt's always a red-letter day when Pitchfork has to link back to TMZ and all the sub-worlds of entertainment, as John Lennon and Timothy Leary would say, come together.
And all through the magic of Vampire Weekend, the preppie gift that ... More >>
Lost somewhere in the shuffle of the 43,214 stories on the potential impact of Obama's ex-pastor's crack-pot comments*, was the news that Albert Hoffmann, the founder of LSD, died this week at the ripe old age of 102. Along with completely dis-proving everything you ever learned in D.A.R.E class a ... More >>