| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Since soullessness is the essence of Patrick Bateman, the anti-hero of Bret Easton Ellis's notoriously savage fantasia on 80s greed "American Psycho," you could argue that an all-style and no substance musical version might possibly be appropriate. And...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. SARA BAREILLES Sometimes there’s justice in the world of music. Sara Bareilles’ debut disc, “Little Voice,” in 2007 showed everything she was and could be. With a siren of......
| Nov 8, 2013
Q: I own a unit in a town home association that is subject to the Common Interest Community Association Act.
For several years, the board has not provided the owners financial information compliant with the act, including a summary of receipts and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
"Breakfast with Lucian," Geordie Greig's juicy, eye-popping book about Lucian Freud, the notoriously priapic painter best known for raw portraits that stripped his sitters bare in every sense, doesn't pretend to be objective or comprehensive. Greig offers...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Jhené Aiko offered a quick warning before she played her single, “The Worst.” It’s best enjoyed alone with a joint (her words).
She curled into a plush leather chair, took a long sip from a cocktail and gently swayed as the wrenching...
| Nov 11, 2013
If you’re a 21st century Chicago artist and your name isn’t Kanye, Common, Lupe or Fall Out Boy, your album doesn’t debut in the Billboard Top 10. Sadly, it just doesn’t happen.
The exciting exception is EDM trio and north...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In response to Bryna Zumer's Oct. 30 article in The Aegis regarding the second School Budget Input Session, I would like to provide the entire context of my comments.
As you can see from my comments, at no time did I ask for funding for the construction...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Several students at Costa Mesa High School are pondering a question that could affect the next four years of their education.
Does Advanced Placement calculus or marching band look more impressive on a college application?
Students at Mesa are...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It’s tough to figure what has made Florida rock band A Day to Remember so popular. Its metalcore/screamo songs, despite four of them cracking the Top 40, are far from impressive – standard fare in which singer Jeremy McKinnon shouts......
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Hip-hop has plenty of incentives for artists – money, fame, command of a potent art form. But what are the incentives for fans at this year’s Rock the Bells? Unexpectedly, it’s less about discovery and more about dedication: staying...