| Apr 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A heaping slab of white funk, dripping in slow-fried beats and covered in a voice that goes down like molasses. If Jamie Lidell sounds like a concoction thrown together by some of the finest soul food chefs in the world itâ€™s because he was. His...
| Apr 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my feature in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section on Jake Gyllenhaal and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." The reporting was all done in San Francisco. With roles in indie or......
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A "lost" early novel from Jack Kerouac, a biography of James Brown and a history of innovation at Bell Labs anchor our Sunday coverage....
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A recap of the 'X Factor' in which the top 32 contestants perform at the judges' homes....
| Oct 5, 2010
| 5:46 PM
"Alice I Have Been"
by Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte, 351 pages
"The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott"
by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 342 pages
Nature may abhor a vacuum, but historical novels adore one. Even the most extensive...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Grebe's garden is filling up - with weeds. It's been way too hot to get out there and carefully pluck and pull.
On the other hand, the tomatoes are growing and there is plenty of green fruit on the vine. Now on to the...
| Jun 17, 2010
The final performance of a two-day street festival is the one typically reserved for the headliner. Yet timing wasn't working in the Like's favor on this late May Sunday evening.
"There were a lot more people here last night," said bassist Laena Geronimo...
| Jun 20, 2010
— Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 9:16 AM
LOS ANGELES -- It was an emotional night at the BET awards in Los Angeles as Chris Brown broke down in tears while paying tribute to Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
Brown has kept a low profile since he pleaded guilty...
| Oct 29, 2010
"Alabee Barnes, this is your lucky day. Your father is going to sing Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'!" announced Kevin Barnes as that song's instantly recognizable opening rang out behind him. It was the end of a long dress rehearsal for the indie- pop...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:45 PM
Local singer-songwriter Andrew Corradini's passion for music was apparent at an early age, when the 4-year-old grew tired of his Sesame Street friends and started tuning into MTV's "Top 20 Countdown."
"While my [older] sister was watching 'The...
| Dec 5, 2010
The King of Kahel
Tierno Monénembo, translated from the French
Amazon Crossing: 289 pp., $13.95 paper
It's "The Little Prince" with a hint of "Curious George" and a smidgen of "Gulliver's Travels." Based on the real life of 19th...