| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Katy Perry's "Prism" is a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album that's as unapologetically bent on moving bodies as it is on moving units. Longer by one song than her mega-selling 2010 record "Teenage Dream," the 28-year-old's follow-up is so...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Were it released in the LP era, Elton John's "The Diving Board" would have arrived as a fancy double gatefold album, 15 songs separated by instrumental miniatures to open each side. Such a presentation would have added an extra layer of import,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On Oct. 25, 1975, Elton John played the first of two sold-out concerts at Dodger Stadium for a combined audience of 110,000 people. The gigs helped establish John as one of the most theatrical pop stars in the world: a piano-pounding dynamo prowling the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:14 PM
The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper project said Friday they have agreed to dig a trench on the property to help determine whether an earthquake fault runs under it.
Officials at New York-based Millennium Partners said that they do not believe...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A lawyer for opponents of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project criticized the developer and city officials for not disclosing important facts about an earthquake fault that may be directly underneath the site.
The Millennium Hollywood project...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
In case you’ve been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor." A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Did Lady Gaga write "Venus" just so she could make a joke about Uranus?
The dance-pop superstar released the new song late Sunday, and beyond its mid-level solar-system wordplay, Pop & Hiss isn't hearing much at work here.
The latest sampling from...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits Monday with a guided tour by the dig site’s museum curator and free admission for visitors.
As giddy paleontologists and curious...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Justin Timberlake is bringing ... Justin Timberlake back.
After a lengthy stretch in which he all but ruled the kingdom of pop music, the singer-actor-formalwear enthusiast has been lying relatively low since the release last month of "The 20/20...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:26 PM
One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music." In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs. ...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Sky Ferreira turned up recently at an Echo Park watering hole to talk about her debut album, the singer's seen-it-all manner — joyless expression, slumped shoulders, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses — hardly communicated the giddy...