| Jul 1, 2007
There wasn't anything particularly gung-ho about Army Pfc. Cameron Payne. He almost had too much individual style to be in the military.
The Corona native once grew pork chop sideburns. He briefly sported a Mohawk. He also would roll up his 1950s-style...
| Aug 24, 2008
Joe Lansdale The author of "Leather Maiden" will read and sign his new book. Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 1 p.m. Free. (805) 374-0084.
Nathaniel Mackey The author will read and sign the latest volume in his...
| May 3, 2008
It was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
| May 11, 2008
THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Let’s say this up front: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes is what it is: a glorified Jersey bar band – actually, a hell of a bar band. But front man Johnny Lyon’s singing voice is that of an everyman......
| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Literary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport?
"The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term.
"As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:35 PM
PIERRE — Want the really bad news from the 2013 session of the Legislature?
Robo-calls remain legal for political purposes.
For a while, there was a glimmer of quieter evenings and weekends ahead. Restrictions sought by House Democratic leader...