| Aug 21, 2009
Chastity Bono's decision to physically become a man has left us to wonder: What happens to those who are physically one sex but want to be the other? Human sexuality then becomes something that has shades of gray, varied interpretations and...
| Oct 13, 2009
Former Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn writes in his new book "Corn Flakes With John Lennon (and Other Tales From a Rock 'n' Roll Life)" that after John Lennon's death in 1980, he focused on artists who carried on in Lennon's tradition, including...
| Oct 11, 2009
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
| Apr 11, 2010
The plan was to rock the mike, not cause an identity crisis.
In 2008, when Jay-Z was named as a headlining act for Britain's fiercely rock-centric Glastonbury Festival -- a first for any hip-hop performer, let alone one of rap's epochal superstars -- the...
| Feb 26, 2009
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts.
But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
| Aug 27, 2008
With equal parts iambic pentameter and impish pandemonium, "As U2 Like It" hits the Falcon Theatre. But as brazen and Bono-driven as it gets, this entrancing Troubadour Theater Company riff on Shakespeare's gender-bent trek through the Forest of Arden...
| Feb 17, 2007
A new Brit pack has emerged here in fashion's creative hub, once again putting the London shows in the international spotlight. Like Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney before them, many in this new generation of designers were schooled at Central...
| Apr 12, 2009
To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, mass-market retailers Anthropologie and Target are offering eco-friendly, easy-on-the-pocketbook styles that will land in stores by this weekend
Anthropologie collaborated with Dublin, Ireland-based Edun (founded by...
| Aug 10, 2009
A memorial service for U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Town and Gown on the USC campus, 665 Exposition Blvd. Takasugi died Aug. 4 at the age of 78.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Robert M....
| Oct 6, 2008
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Hes been called the prophet of architecture. I know him as Frank. Thirty years ago when I was a cub reporter, I wrote the first story about him that appeared in a popular magazinemeaning not an architecture magazine. I was (and am) married to an...
| Mar 29, 2009
Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial)
Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...