| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
O.J. Simpson was caught stealing cookies in prison? The story has been among the Web's most popular in recent days -- even making it to broadcast news with footage of the former football great with his stomach looking paunchy. And it's not true, says...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Major Lazer, like many dance-hall and EDM artists, traffics in nostalgia via sentimental ’80s and ’90s samples. New Order, a band that helped forge the sound of dance music decades ago, traffics in the nostalgia of its own songs. At...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Weekends are wonderfully musical around here, offering, more often than not, too many events for any one listener to take in, without benefit of helicopter or cloning. The choices I made last weekend paid handsome dividends.
On Saturday night at the...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:07 AM
There is no set criterion for a great dive bar. A dingy bar can have character. An unassuming exterior could hide a spectacular interior. Sometimes, the right jukebox is all it takes.
But all great dives are unified by one factor: They possess an...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Wednesday’s verdict absolving concert promoter AEG Live of responsibility for Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 while preparing for what was to be a major career comeback raises the question of whether the spotlight will ever return...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Alternative rock band Nirvana, singers Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens, and pop duo Hall and Oates led nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class, the foundation that runs the music museum said on Wednesday.
It will be the first year of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Elliott Smith needed a cigarette. The singer-songwriter was onstage at Largo on Fairfax Avenue not long after smoking had been banned in California bars.
"He'd played about 10 songs and said, 'I'm going to go take a smoke break, does anyone want to join...
| Jun 7, 2013
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised.
The venue had operated in various guises since...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...