| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:40 PM
This column would be so easy to write if only I worked for OC Weekly.
At that rakish-and-proud-of-it publication, just about anything goes, and that includes swear words. But here I am stuck at an apparently family-friendly paper, which poses a...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Errant followers of this blog may recall that this summer I went with a couple of friends to Iceland where we gallivanted around, interviewed the mayor of Reykjavik, and stayed in the band Of Monsters and Men’s old apartment.
My friend Trin went...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley’s veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won’t be surprised that he mentioned it.
“Do people assume that...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:48 AM
This Is Cinema's debut EP "Cycles" sounds like it could be the work of a sprawling collective. Yet the album, which incorporates everything from sweeping string sections to squiggly electronic textures alongside the usual array of guitars, drums and...
| Aug 12, 2012
The Way the World Works
Simon & Schuster: 319 pp., $25
Nicholson Baker's new book, "The Way the World Works," is a miscellany: a collection of 34 essays originally published in...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Driving down the 1700 block of Kenwood Place in Costa Mesa, it's not easy to miss Terrell "Terry" Koken's house.
On a street lined with well-manicured lawns, budding palm trees and flower beds, Koken's yard — with its pine tree, brush, untamed...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:49 PM
On Aug. 4, the nation rejoiced at news that engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had landed Curiosity, its scientific vehicle, on Mars.
But we awoke the next morning to learn that a racist bigot had murdered six Sikh worshippers within their own...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:31 AM
If Monday's “The Voice” was a night of shock but little awe, Tuesday night was a night of crappy filler and little justification.
After the merciless blow of instant eliminations, Christina Aguilera was called upon to defend herself for her...