Amid the nation's economic meltdown, financial-conspiracy theories fueled a tax-fraud case for the ages
Though her hit song "Domino" came out over a year ago, Jessie J might be looking at a serious price tag for the song due to some claims that she ripped off a few chords to make it. Musician Will Loomis, frontman of Santa Barbara band Loomis and the Lust, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit agains ... More >>
Most of the crimes we highlight never go beyond the chronicles of the weird; others, though, go viral, as was the case last week, when word emerged that a man angry over a limp chalupa returned to a Taco Bell and actually firebombed it!
UPDATE, JUNE 27, 11:52 A.M.: The Muslim woman at the center of a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch over being forced to remove her hijab while working in the stockroom of a Hollister Co. store in San Mateo spoke at this morning's press conference."When I was asked to remove my scarf after ... More >>
Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>
As you've probably gathered if you've read my rave review of the current Bowers Museum exhibition on the life of Benjamin Franklin, I've become a bit of a Franklin enthusiast overnight. So profound is my admiration for the show--and for Franklin himself--I rented documentaries from Netflix and sp ... More >>
Apologies for the delay this week, but this column has been deported to Monday--and since I wrote another story yesterday, I need to pace out my quota, you know? Anyhoo, I think I might've written this before, but if I were a purse snatcher, I wouldn't bother with someone at Taco Bell. Then again ... More >>
Thanks to a nasty bus accident that left Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo hospitalized with a punctured lung and a boo-boo on his spleen, the band has postponed their January 11 show at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine. If there's good news to be had, the word "postponed" implies that the band w ... More >>
911 dispatchers are supposed to take phone calls reporting crimes, not become a victim themselves. From Albany:A 911 dispatcher checking her gun's safety switch accidentally shot herself in the leg while at a Taco Bell drive-through at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, police reports stated. Although injured, J ... More >>
Although short, Molly's life was writ large. She was as eloquent a speaker and teacher as she was a writer, and her quips will last at least as long as Will Rogers'. She dubbed George W. Bush "Shrub" and Texas Governor Rick Perry "Good Hair." Molly always said in her official résumé t ... More >>
The final 24 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.