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  • Cover Story: Queens of the Lo-Fi Age, L.A.'s emerging female-powered rock scene

     
    It's the night after New Year's Eve and hundreds of kids are crammed into the Smell, the downtown DIY tabernacle of the Los Angeles avant-garde. A sweating mass of art students, skate punks and subterranean scene staples ecstatically moshes to a...
  • LATFOB: author and editor Stephen Elliott

     
    The L.A. Times festival of books is coming up on April 24-25. As a preview, Jacket Copy is talking to some of the authors who will be there. This week, we heard from biographer Carol Sklenicka, fictioneer Aimee Bender and......
  • Festival of Books: Comedian and author Julie Klausner

     
    As a preview for the L.A. Times Festival of Books, coming April 24-25, Jacket Copy is talking to some of the authors you can see there. Comedian and author Julie Klausner -- seen on TV on "Best Week Ever," on......
  • The literary and literal allure of jasmine

     
    This weekend I noticed the first jasmine flowers bursting out of their slender pink buds and was reminded of how I wound up in Southern California. It was a passage in Joan Didion's 1967 essay "Goodbye to All That" that convinced me to move to Los Angeles...
  • Live Review: Cold War Kids at the Wiltern

     
    On the new song “Santa Ana Winds,” Nathan Willett of the Long Beach band Cold War Kids invokes another artist fond of bare, venomous depictions of Southern California. “In between is a basin like the great divide, where the 110......
  • Chelsea's rant control

    Maybe you were privy to an e-mail that was circulated, perhaps, by Chelsea Clinton this week. According to a post Tuesday by Emily Bazelon of the online magazine Slate, the e-mail's subject heading was "a must read ... send to every woman you know." The...
  • The last true conservative

    By common consent, William F. Buckley Jr., who died Wednesday, was the father of modern conservatism. But he also ended up as one of the Bush administration's most trenchant critics. His death not only represents the loss of one of America's leading...
  • 'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley

    'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley
    Some years ago, when they still lived in Malibu, the late John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, entertained a prominent magazine journalist and author at dinner. It was December and, afterward, they invited their guest to accompany them to their...
  • 'Girls Like Us' links lives of 3 singers

    Sisterhood—in the family and body politic—can be a beautiful abstraction and a real pain in the neck. It's an evanescent ideal that sometimes takes shape in historic movements. And it's the cosmic force behind Sheila Weller as she tries to...
  • Marcia & Lorenzo are real cool geezers

    Marcia  &   Lorenzo are real cool geezers
    WHEN was the last time you heard anyone get excited about a new film critic? That was my reaction when "Michael Clayton" director Tony Gilroy began raving to me about the review he'd seen on YouTube. "It was terrific," he said. "I sent it to George...
  • The Gen X poster boy's endless ennui

    In his 1985 breakout novel, "Less Than Zero," Bret Easton Ellis, then all of 21 years old, created young, jaded Angelenos who just didn't care about anything: They recounted cocaine scores and semi-anonymous sex in the same tone with which they lamented...