| Jul 13, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Like, gag us with a spoon. For its 30th anniversary, Artscape is going all 1980s on us. So we figured that now’s the time to determine once and for all which was the better 10-year period: the ’80s or ’90s. Let the battle begin!
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:04 PM
The combination seems unbeatable: Jay-Z and Kanye West teaming up over a blazing Otis Redding sample.
But “Otis,” a new digital single (streaming HERE) from the forthcoming West/Jay-Z album, “Watch the Throne,” is a bit of a...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Sotto Sopra has a tantalizing restarurant week menu, I think. Take a look.
Essentiallly, it's the regular Sotto Sopra menu but I like how Riccardo Bosio has figured out a way to keep on a few of the higher-ticket items without sacrifcing quality --...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:29 PM
For a city about to proclaim itself as animated, there is not much going on these days. I realize it's the “dead of winter,” but do we always have to embody the “dead” part so much?
To tell the truth, slow news weeks are where...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:30 PM
When Flashback Heart Attack takes the stage, the 80s cover band doesn't just conjure up fun memories for the crowd. They put on a show.
The band members, from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, enjoy interacting with fans during their set. They entertain with...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Years ago, "Big Daddy" offered a hint of what Adam Sandler would be like as a parent, and he goes full-on father - still with his patented brand of humor - by playing dad to fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg in this reasonably amusing comedy....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:48 AM
I'm going out on a limb here, so don't push me please, but "The X Factor" is the best singing competition show on TV right now.
Anyone who wants to argue can meet me at the flagpole at four. There is a chemistry that I think just works with the judges...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:54 PM
People have a lot of reasons for hating me.
My political, religious and social views. My false air of superiority masking deep insecurities. My breath. A hairline intent on disobeying the toll of time.
But, perhaps utmost is this: I have a one-song...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Reginald Destin died doing what he loved most: skateboarding.
After taking up the sport at a young age, Destin, 42, became a pillar in the Chicago skateboarding community, known by many for his signature “wall ride” move that took Destin...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM