By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>
Kristine Flaherty's entire career started off as a dare. It was around the end of her freshman year at Stanford University, and she and a friend were hanging out in a dorm room, talking about the condition of mainstream hip-hop--a style Flaherty felt had become cookie-cutter. "I was just complaining ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This pizzeria wows with its New York-style thin crust and selection of whites
Photo by Meranda CarterIf there's something we've learned about great chefs, it's that they have great mentors. Find out who Joe looks up to in this installment of On The Line. To catch up on Part One, be sure to click here.Hardest lesson you've learned: Being a chef and business owner takes a tr ... More >>
We just gave you the top 10 best albums of the year so far--now revel in the best singles!Obviously, Adele is in there, but guess who else gets a mention? Plus, do you agree with our choices? Put your own picks in the comments!
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTyler the Creator's new album, Goblin, is out today. To celebrate, the charismatic Odd Future frontman last night tweeted that you can get get a wristband to their show at the Troubadour tonight if you buy a copy of the album at Amoeba today.
UC Irvine's University Art Gallery's latest exhibit re-examines time gone by
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Dutchman is well-acted, but stuck in the past
One last look at old music before it topples forgotten into history