| Mar 8, 2010
| 11:47 PM
Mark Linkous, a reclusive singer-songwriter who recorded as the virtual one-man band Sparklehorse, known for an often haunting and dreamy alternative-pop sound, committed suicide Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 47.
"It is with great sadness that we...
| Jun 14, 2009
The thread that runs through Derrick Guild's work is a knotted one. Any possibility of continuity gets purposely, repeatedly, mischievously disrupted.
In one series, the Scottish artist sets single vegetables against dark grounds, painting with all the...
| Mar 8, 2009
Llyn Foulkes marches to the beat of his own drum -- and bass, xylophone, car horn and cowbell. The idiosyncratic painter, whose works are featured in "Nine Lives," is also an accomplished musician. And his instrument of choice is, well, all of them....
| Jan 3, 2010
There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose.
It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
| Jan 31, 2010
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse....