| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
The Bears Looking for a "Sod-mother"...
The controversy surrounding the slippery sod at Soldier Field isn't on solid footing behind the scenes. As Bears' and Chicago Park District bigwigs bicker about how best to maintain the field, my football feelers...
| Oct 22, 2011
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director...
| Nov 10, 2011
"Mickey, make me a combo, will ya?" yells Coney Dog owner Mike Binder at a grill cook from his table midway across his bustling West Hollywood restaurant. Then he flashes a broad grin. "I've been waiting my whole life to have a restaurant, just so I could...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It’s May 13, a good two months out from the kickoff of this year’s Gathering of the Vibes, at around 11 a.m. I’m on hold, waiting for Ken Hays, head Vibesman, to come to the phone, and the call-waiting music, naturally, is from a live...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Lollapalooza, according to “Rushmore” star and former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman, is a little like the 1986 animated film “Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.
He can explain. Sort of.
“The bands stay in one hotel...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 9:34 PM
If concert-going is on your docket this weekend, consider steering your ticket budget toward any of three exceedingly worthwhile special fund-raising shows, all of which happen to be at the Avalon in Hollywood. On Thursday and Friday, Deftones will play.....
| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Some of the world???s best-known waves are getting an artistic makeover. In celebration of the Surfrider Foundation???s 25th Anniversary Gala, which will be held Oct. 9 in downtown L.A., the organization has asked 25 contemporary artists to interpret 25...
| Jan 11, 2009
Next week, when his men's collection hits the Milan runway, New York designer John Varvatos will be firing the opening salvo in a bid to make his rock-flavored label the next American lifestyle brand to go global. In nine years, he's managed to make...
| Sep 15, 2008
The callers are usually nervous, cagey about their identities and vague when it comes to facts, but to the porn companies on the other end of the telephone, their message is easy to decipher: I know of a celebrity sex tape and I want money.
"Not a week...
| Sep 21, 2008
Former Blink-182 drummer/reality TV star Travis Barker and Nicole Richie's ex DJ AM were seriously hurt in a plane crash that killed four others Friday, but doctors say they're expected to recover.
The two musicians were passengers on a Learjet that...
| Mar 15, 2009
The annual John Varvatos Stuart House benefit, which raises funds to help the child victims of sexual abuse, can always be counted on to draw a constellation of celebrities into its worthy-cause orbit. The seventh installment, last weekend, pulled...