| Feb 6, 2011
The Gospel of Anarchy
HarperPerennial: 256 pp., $13.99 paper
The house at the center of Justin Taylor's "The Gospel of Anarchy" has the universals of bohemian communities: shared food, leftist politics, dropouts, some guy...
| Jul 13, 2008
Whether you're a 10-year-old swimming in the lake at Camp Ka-ching-a or a 30-year-old having a drink on the terrace at the W, summer is the season for skimpy clothes, bare skin and, in a cruel twist, hungry mosquitoes. There's nothing like a field of...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...
| Apr 27, 2008
THE misadventure began, as so many do, in a dingy Florida strip club. This one was called Dub's, and it was cinder-block roadhouse in Gainesville where, in the early 1970s, a dancer named Bubbles shimmied for students, townies and truck drivers while a...
| Jun 23, 2008
The Los Angeles hard-core quintet the Bronx had an interesting take on the potential of punk rock during the Vans Warped Tour's kickoff show Friday at the Pomona Fairplex. "There is no revolution," howled singer Matt Caughthran during the track "Heart...
| Jun 27, 2008
Tom Petty is no newcomer to the Hollywood Bowl. He's a frequent visitor, seeming to find both comfort and inspiration in its vast open-air setting, a space well-suited to his epic tales of young antiheroes and world-weary survivors.
The power of those...
| Apr 5, 2010
Say what you will about Mars and Venus, but anatomically, male and female hearts look the same. When healthy, both should be about the size of a fist. Both have three main coronary arteries, the large blood vessels that wrap around the outside of the...
| Oct 4, 2005
LIKE most East Coast transplants, Reggie has adapted well to his newfound home in Los Angeles.
The 7-foot alligator that's lived in Harbor City's Lake Machado since June has spawned a fan base, at least one dedicated blog, a "free Reggie" T-shirt...