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San Fernando Valley

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    HAIM at House of Blues, 4/22/2014

    HAIM House of Blues April 22, 2014 Aspiring bands wondering how to go from obscurity to selling out House of Blues in barely two years could do worse than studying HAIM's example. In this case, the L.A. act fronted by the three Haim sisters fills a niche that hardly even existed previously: girls n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Eagles at Toyota Center, 2/21/2014

    Eagles Toyota Center February 21, 2014 The Eagles don't do too many interviews with alternative weeklies, but I've always wanted to ask Don Henley if sometimes a song is just a song. Besides one of the sharpest minds in pop music, the northeast Texas native is someone who (to put it mildly) does no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 1

    As lead vocalist for the '60s British Invasion band the Animals, Eric Burdon fronted what was perhaps the toughest R&B-influenced group from the era (sorry, Stones fans), and had a second incarnation exploring psychedelic music. In his collaborations with War, Burdon pushed the boundaries of impro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Houston Wins Census Challenge, Increases Official Population Total by a Whopping 812

    On any given Sunday during football season, there are 70,000 people sitting in the stands watching the game. Imagine just over one percent of those people, probably the number of combined fans standing in the beer and bathroom lines at halftime at one corner of the upper level, and you just imagined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Week 12 Highlights of FFL (Fan Fighting League): Giant-On-Packer Violence Zapruder Analysis

    As I take a break from the Aggies inundating my email inbox and Twitter timeline on the heels of my playful Johnny Manziel teleconference recap on Monday, let's take a hard left turn and hit on a sport that we haven't discussed here in quite some time -- Fan Fighting! Perhaps spectators at major sp ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master's Master

    Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    5 Memorial Day Pornos to Honor Our Country

    Every Memorial Day, networks run marathons of classic war movies that dramatize the tragedies and victories our brave veterans experienced in service to their country. You bet we'll be watching Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, The Longest Day and a host of others. But you know what else we'll be watchi ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011
  • Film

    September 9, 2010

    Unlikely Porn Star

    Luke Wilson brings hardcore to the masses in Middle Men.

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Unlikely Porn Star

    Luke Wilson brings hardcore to the masses in Middle Men.

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

    It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Film

    September 18, 2008

    Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace

    Racial tension, above and below the surface

  • Culture

    June 12, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    This is Their Brain on Drugs

    Cassavetes Jr. and Justin "in a box" Timberlake team up for real-life tale of killer potheads

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

    How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Baring Fangs

    Heavily hyped L.A. punks the Distillers jump to the majors with a highly guarded new album

  • Film

    October 17, 2002

    Happy Gilmore Gets Serious

    Adam Sandler is deliberately disturbing in Punch-Drunk Love

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    A Friend in Need

    The Good Girl transforms Jennifer Aniston into a crazy cracker everywoman

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By the Way (Warner Bros.)

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Fat City

    Vegetarian soul food? Naturally Yours serves up "buffalo things" and smothered steaklet

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Death Rap

    Heart attack survivor Everlast stares down the Grim Reaper on his latest

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Going Public

    Dave Alvin's private loss inspires him to search for the eternal sounds

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

  • Film

    October 16, 1997

    Porn Yesterday

    The hugely ambitious Boogie Nights revisits the sex-film world of the 1970s

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Super Squeak

    Rick James comes clean on the past, the present -- and the CD he hopes will revive his career

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    Hats Off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

  • Culture

    January 13, 1994

    A Star Is Porn

    Annie Sprinkle: Performance artist par X-cellence?

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