Timothy NorrisKCRW BROADCAST #112 for Saturday, April 30.
Fanatics! This week our Fanatic Freak Flag is at half mast as we say goodbye to Poly Styrene, great vocalist of X-Ray Spex, who passed away last Monday from breast cancer. The band was one of the first on London's break out Punk Rock s ... More >>
For 63 years Union War Surplus provided a place where time (and fashion) stood still. As San Pedro searched for a new identity after its fishing and cannery industries collapsed, the big store on Sixth Street offered something solid, traditional and reassuring: guns, mess kits and thermal unde ... More >>
Driving down Vermont Avenue, you might spot, next door to the Islamic Center of Southern California, one of those alarming signs of the times that are multiplying as the economy cartwheels to a crash. It's an anonymous-looking building with a huge parking lot, whose facade simply bears the number 44 ... More >>