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  • Eastside record label still spinning out the music

    Eastside record label still spinning out the music
    Hector Gonzalez straps a five-string bass guitar over his belly inside a music studio on a dreary stretch of Monterey Park. He plays as a smooth, prerecorded tenor joins a funky accordion through his headphones.
  • "I'm staying home this New Year's Eve": Tips for the party host

    "I'm staying home this New Year's Eve": Tips for the party host
    Pardon my cynicism: Spending hundreds to reserve a table at an oceanfront hotel serving expensive champagne I won't be able to taste two hours in isn't my idea of a fabulous New Year's Eve. I like to party at venues that don't close, with people I know,...

    Self-help for the literary set

    Self-help for the literary set
    The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier
    Jimmy Castor Wrote hit song 'Troglodyte (Cave Man)' Jimmy Castor, a funk and soul saxophonist, singer and songwriter best known for "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "It's Just Begun," died Monday of apparent heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 71,...