| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:32 PM
A friend of mine had seen this movie before me and said “I really didn’t need to see Meryl Streep have an orgasm.”
I immediately yelled, “Hey! Spoiler alert here! I haven’t seen it yet.”
I missed the press screening...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:07 AM
I don’t mind a comedy going for two hours but when a lot of it isn’t working, I start to wonder why they didn’t just cut 20 minutes off the thing. I often watch movies with Jason Segel wanting to punch his face. I’m not sure why....
| Nov 7, 2009
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically in the last 15 years -- earbuds instead of headphones, digital tracks instead of cuts on vinyl. But the basic design of an audio speaker, says Eric Sunda of Orange County Speaker, is the same as it was a...
| Dec 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg, the singer-songwriter whose hits "Leader of the Band," "Part of the Plan" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.
His death was posted on his...
| Jan 9, 2009
One of the conundrums facing anyone who makes music for a living is that live music frequently isn't. Truly alive, that is.
The brutal reality of mounting a major concert tour is that it requires intensive rehearsals and meticulous planning of sound,...
| Mar 6, 2009
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
| Oct 31, 2006
As one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 — just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock...
| Nov 9, 2008
| 1:20 PM
| Sep 24, 2006
IN the opening chapter of Jerry Heller's new memoir "Ruthless," the most pilloried music executive in hip-hop history acknowledges his controversial reputation by beating his detractors to the punch. He quotes various disses aimed at him by a who's who of...
| Jun 8, 2008
During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
| Sep 30, 2008
Bob Dylan's latest collection of material from his musical back pages, "Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8," is a rich, revealing look at how this master songwriter put together one of the most dramatic creative renaissances in pop history....
| Oct 31, 2008
| 6:09 PM