| Mar 30, 2009
| 11:27 AM
TÊTE-à-TÊTE: Who programs Air Force One? Why, L.A.s own Tena Clark
She's a rarity in the music industry. Tena Clark has written and produced hits for the likes of Patti LaBelle, LeAnn Rimes, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin; composed music for...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 4:55 PM
Anyone who doesn't think citrus can be better than sex hasn't tasted a Page tangerine like the one I just peeled and ate. Everything about citrus fills the senses and engages me: the smell of the orange blossoms, the sight of the fruit glowing like...
| Feb 26, 2009
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts.
But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 11:09 AM
| Jun 25, 2009
NEW YORK -- Overheard on the Chelsea Hotel stairway one recent Sunday:
Question: "Is Rita still here?"
Reply: "Rita's dead." A pause between footsteps. "Rita was a sweetheart."
Only in this hotel could such an exchange take place as calmly as if two...
| Jun 28, 2009
In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...
| Jun 7, 2009
Voyeurism never gets dull. Tabloids have us reveling in celebrity mishaps, but an emptiness always follows. We want to know what really moves the people we admire. Take our über-compilation of song lists to elevate the dialogue at your next salon. I mean,...
| Jun 7, 2009
Though her 1968 debut album, Song to a Seagull, was no small feat of folk glory, it was by Joni Mitchells third and fourth releasesLadies of the Canyon and Bluethat her status as one of the most significant songwriters of her generation was cemented....
| Nov 7, 2009
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically in the last 15 years -- earbuds instead of headphones, digital tracks instead of cuts on vinyl. But the basic design of an audio speaker, says Eric Sunda of Orange County Speaker, is the same as it was a...
| Jun 13, 2004
Craig Newmark was the kid other kids picked on. Schoolmates didn't invite him to parties. He got low marks in "plays well with others." His sixth-grade teacher sent him to the school counselor, who fretted about Newmark's lack of social skills, then...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:13 AM
That there is still a warm place in popular culture for that brilliant rapscallion of romance, Leonard Cohen, says something good about our time.
Cohen has just added a second North American leg to his “Old Ideas World Tour,” including a...