| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The recent warm weather has us pining for a new pair of sunnies. And while L.A. boasts its fair share of stylish homespun eyewear companies — notably Salt Optics and L.A. Eyeworks — we're especially smitten with the fall collection......
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:23 AM
The Top 5 Concerts for the coming week: 1. GAS EXPLOSION BENEFIT In 2007, Allentown singer Alexxis Steele helped organize a fund-raising concert for the families of five people killed in a fire on Park Street in the city. And......
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:00 PM
"Life," Keith Richards' 500-plus-page autobiography, is a life story remarkably short on life stories — or at least the sort we might expect.
Partly, of course, that's a matter of memory. "The ultimate party," Richards writes, "if it's any good,...
| Aug 22, 2010
Denim and rock 'n' roll go hand in hand, so it makes sense that indie rock goddess Jennifer Herrema would eventually come out with her own jeans collection, a series of patched-up, skinny-fit, shred-to-hell designs that blend two unlikely extremes: high-...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Tuesday's as good a day as any to hunker down in front of the desktop and crank out some work. Here are some playlists to pass the time as you break down those figures for the boss.
Greil Marcus’ October Real-Life Rock Top Ten (from Believer...
| Sep 2, 2011
Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is a portrait of creativity from the inside, a serious yet playful attempt to find an artistic way to tell an emotional truth.
"Heroic" may seem like an odd word to attach...
| Jan 22, 2012
For red carpet appearances, celebrity hairstyles usually play a secondary role; it's the gowns that get all the attention. But sometimes a coiffeur has enough oomph to command headlines. At last week's Golden Globes award show, a number of stars posed for...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:52 AM
If you ask Springfield, Mass. native Taj Mahal about what inspired him to become a restless musical explorer, he won’t mince words.
“First of all, no one seems to think about it,” Mahal said by phone from his home in California. “...
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:34 AM
The '60 survivor takes an emotional journey through her career, including her new album and the hit that started it all, Jagger-Richards' 'As Tears Go By.' Marianne Faithfull has lived a life of reinterpretation. She began as a pretty young......
| Mar 17, 2009
On her latest full-length collection, Marianne Faithfull, the queen of torch songs for the damaged soul, reteams with producer Hal Willner for another beautifully haunting tour of a landscape littered with the detritus of shredded hearts.
"I sit in my...
| Mar 30, 2008
MARIANNE Faithfull has lived many lives and barely survived some of them. Plucked from a crowded party in 1964 by the Rolling Stones' manager, who called her an angel with a robust physique, she hit the pop charts with a dulcet version of the Stones'...
| 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...