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Clair E. George, a former CIA covert operations chief who received a presidential pardon in 1992 after being convicted of two counts of lying to Congress in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, has died. He was 81....
L.A. at HomeCuriosity for Rent: Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments, Hollywood Classically Greek and exuberantly tweaked, the 60-unit Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments were purportedly built by Paramount Studios to house actors in 1927. Actor George Pan-...
Pop & HissR.E.M., the Southern rock band hailing from Athens, Georgia, announced Wednesday morning on its website that the band is calling it quits after 31 years in the business and 15 albums....
Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45. Chesnutt had been admitted to...
Pop & HissWhen word got out last spring that the Athens, Ga.-based glam collective Of Montreal would be touring with Atlanta's rising soul goddess Janelle Monae in September, fans of freaky independent culture jumped for joy. Two sets of indie pop's most......
L.A. UnleashedATHENS, Ga. â After playing its first six games with an interim mascot, Georgia will introduce Uga VIII before Saturday's homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Georgia has had "Russ" as the interim mascot since Uga VII's death last year. Uga VIII's......
Brand XIt's a crisp Saturday night in a gritty industrial area of downtown L.A., and a line stretches in front of a warehouse on an eerily silent street. Dozens of men in ties and women in satin dresses and pearls wait for the doors to open at Sneaky Nietzsche....
Daily DishBravo's "Top Chef Masters" is back April 6 -- and everything has changed. There's will be a brand new format, a new host (celebrity chef Curtis Stone) and a new judge (former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl). Among the 12......
Brand XCoffeebar comes to Spring Street The coffee options for loft dwellers on Spring Street have expanded with the opening of CoffeeBar, a 2,000-square-foot cafe that recently debuted just a couple of doors down from downtown favorite Spring for Coffee. Owners...
L.A. NOWExhausted yet exhilarated, Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, returned Monday night to Camp Pendleton after seven months of combat, death and survival in Afghanistan. Hundreds of family members holding signs and waving American flags waited...
The Big PictureWe've begun celebrating Hanukkah in our household, which means that there's candle wax everywhere on the kitchen table, latkes on the stove and lots of good-natured bickering about the exact historical contours of the whole holiday. We had quite an......
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