Spencer Kornhaber

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  • 5 years ago | Music

    The Maine were just kids when Fearless Records asked them to come to California. It was 2007, and some members of the Tempe, Arizona, pop-rock quintet were still in high school. But MySpace buzz and hooky songs with plaintive vocals led the Huntin...

  • 5 years ago | Mexi Meals

    Maybe you have some preconceived notion of what it would be like to work in the same office as Gustavo Arellano. Maybe you imagined that whenever you announce you're leaving the country for a vacation, Gustavo says something like, "Be sure to try ...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    ​Check out our slideshow of the National and Owen Pallett here!The National and Owen PallettOct. 16, 2010The Fox Pomona TheaterThe show: Telling twins apart when they repeatedly switch positions on stage is hard, so I can only attribute thi...

  • 5 years ago | Interviews

    When I called Bryan Devendorf, the National's Lennon-lookalike drummer, for this week's print-edition story about his band coming to the Fox Pomona, he could have rejected me. I had misread the time we'd set up for the interview and ended up calli...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    When Zoe Nicholson shouted, Barack Obama heard. In a Los Angeles auditorium this past April, in the midst of Obama’s speech to the Democratic faithful, Nicholson began yelling about “equality.” The president stopped, looked in Ni...

  • 5 years ago | Music

    The constituencies for gloomy, well-crafted art rock are pretty well-defined by now. There are the Goth lifers, the flanneled blog readers and the emo teens. But Brooklyn, New York, quartet the National, five albums into their career, are carving ...

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