| May 18, 2007
| 8:10 AM
Has the reality craze hit Cannes? Despite the requisite pomp, circumstance, celebration and silliness, one of the most marked characteristics of the festival thus far is how reality keeps creeping in amongst the art and artifice.
For example, the face of...
| Nov 29, 2008
| 11:51 AM
| Apr 30, 2007
So many acts. So little time. Well, you actually had all day Saturday at Coachella to sample a tantalizingly wild variety of music. Yet it could be frustrating to decide between Kings of Leon and the Decemberists, Travis and MSTRKRFT, or the Good, the Bad...
| Sep 15, 2008
SEATTLE -- For all of Neal Stephenson's achievements, his most impressive may be his ability to attract a following equal parts hacker and literati. His popularity is all the more anomalous because his books are always long and often difficult. His last...
| Jul 26, 2009
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...
| Apr 11, 2010
1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95)
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
3. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15)
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14)
5. The Last Song by Nicholas...
| Apr 8, 2010
Picture a time when new technologies are threatening the livelihood of performing musicians. Music business titans are scrambling to adapt to the decentralization of distribution. Skeptics say it was all better back when music was an intimate...
| Feb 8, 2009
| 10:08 PM
| Aug 31, 2010
| 3:37 PM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Tuesday that Sasha Rodriguez, the 15-year-old girl hospitalized after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June, died as the result of an overdose of MDMA, a drug commonly known as Ecstasy.
| Jul 3, 2010
In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word.
"R" stands for "rave," as...
| Oct 1, 2008
It's another Friday night at the Fullerton train station, which is full of the usual types: commuters with briefcases, people sprinting over a bridge because they found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks, families struggling with suitcases.
| Nov 29, 2006
| 7:42 PM
College is the great id of American movies. In the early days of film, universities were largely settings for outlandish comic escapades. But since the arrival of the youth culture in the 1960s, college has been a happy home not just for comedy, but for...