| Sep 18, 2009
"Crude" sounds like the standard "this is an outrage" environmental degradation documentary, the latest in a line that includes "An Inconvenient Truth" and films about the death of the ocean, the evaporation of water, the murder of dolphins, even the...
| Oct 11, 2009
As the youngest of four children and the only girl, Jona Frank spent a fair amount of her youth forced to sit and watch her older brothers at hockey games, piano recitals or at church as they served Mass as altar boys. And those observational skills would...
| Nov 16, 2009
Guy Fieri looks at the concert-club scene and thinks it's missing food. Or maybe it's that the food scene needs more of a club-concert vibe. Actually, it doesn't really matter.
"Why can't we have a concert with food? Your typical cooking demonstration,...
| Jan 31, 2010
One in a series of occasional articles
The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny...
| Nov 16, 2004
In a valley south of Ensenada, thousands of race fans wake at scraggly campsites to the sight of rising dust and feel of trembling earth. It's the all-day plane crash, as one racing legend has dubbed it — an off-road armada of 300 bikes, buggies,...
| Nov 7, 1993
Sitting in a West Los Angeles recording studio, just around the corner from the police station where he was booked as an accomplice to murder, gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg has two important dates on his mind.
On Nov. 23, Interscope Records will...
| Jan 5, 1997
Maybe the pop world is finally ready to believe what Calendar predicted nearly four years ago: that by concentrating on cutting-edge rock and rap music, upstart Interscope Records would become the envy of the music industry.
The Westwood-based company,...
| Dec 30, 1994
Among the rules established in 1994 in the music industry: The Eagles can still sell a lot of records and concert seats, monks with good voices can break into the Top 10, and it's important to differentiate whether rap refers to rap music or a rap sheet....
| Sep 11, 1992
"I don't want my daughter to grow up and someday be hassled by kids at school . . . I don't want people telling her that her parents were junkies."
Kurt Cobain, the 25-year-old leader of the acclaimed and hugely successful rock group Nirvana, is...