| Jun 12, 2008
There is a dark side to pop. It can be heard in the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," the Rolling Stones' "Midnight Rambler," Elvis Costello's "Accidents Will Happen." For songwriters, bad news can be an inspiration. Alex Greenwald, the singer-guitarist of L.A.-...
| Jun 8, 2009
Update: "Gossip Girl" co-creator and producer Josh Schwartz and his wife, Jill, have sold their 1928 Los Feliz home for $2.15 million.
The house was purchased by Tim Kaeding, former creative director for the jeans and clothing company 7 For All Mankind,...
| Jul 4, 2009
With a Grammy-nominated song, three TV series and multiple albums, it would seem that Jesse McCartney has been living on Dream Street, the name of the boy band that launched him to stardom in the early 2000s. But the singer-songwriter-actor actually...
| Aug 5, 2009
| 6:53 PM
I Love You, Man
Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99
The usual criticisms apply to the shaggy, Apatow-esque "bromantic comedy" "I Love You, Man." The movie's story of an uptight nerd ( Paul Rudd) who learns to unwind with the help of a self-possessed...
| Mar 26, 2011
Christina Aguilera has put her 11,500-square-foot gated mansion in Beverly Hills on the market at $13.5 million.
Set on nearly two-thirds of an acre, the Mediterranean-style home has a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a fanciful children's room,...
| Apr 17, 2011
British children's fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones died last month while I was busy reading "The Emerald Atlas" for review, so it was inevitable that her spirit should haunt my reading. Jones is often cited as the forerunner of J.K. Rowling as the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:37 PM
"Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur and his wife, Jennifer Philbin, have put their Hancock Park house on the market at $1,749,000.
The contemporary Spanish-style has an old world ambience that belies its features, which include prewiring...
| Jul 9, 2011
"Project Runway" host and executive producer Heidi Klum and her husband, singer-songwriter Seal, have sold their Beverly Hills Post Office-area estate in an all-cash deal for $7 million. Listed at $6.9 million, the property received multiple offers and...
| May 29, 2011
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you — 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San Clemente to Seal Beach. Follow the advice here, and this coastline...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Update: "Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur and his wife, TV producer and writer Jennifer Philbin, have sold their Hancock Park home for $1,775,000 — above their asking price of $1,749,000. The house was in escrow eight days after coming...
| Jul 31, 2011
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu — scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more than 30 miles of coastline. But you're new to the scene, or you...