Category Archives: Books

Antiques Row: Bearded Lady Vintage

This little cottage in Burbank holds big surprises. Bearded Lady Vintage set up shop on the edge of Magnolia’s antiques row about a year ago. It is not your average grandma’s pearls and doll shop. Kiko and Erick, who are … Continue reading

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Lethal Lunch

  Lydia Lunch, writer and musician, flew to Los Angeles last week to read at Lethal Amounts Gallery’s FRICTION: literary crimes by mutated minds event which took place Friday night (May 30).  Lunch came to support the  impending (next year?) Harper’s release of Jonathan … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Louder Than Hell Book Signing This Thursday At Book Soup

Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, authors of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal, will be at Book Soup this Thursday, May 1, “presenting and signing” their voluminous and immensely readable tome, which is now available in paperback … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Help For The Haunted”

Help For The Haunted by John Searles begins with the murder of Rose and Sylvester Mason in a church, partially witnessed by their daughter Sylvie who was sitting outside in the car. The three of them had set out for … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Slam Dancing No Stage Diving No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens

While the So Cal punk scene has inspired enough publications to fill a shelf, it’s rare that I’ve heard about any serious attempts to recollect what was going on in my neck of the woods, New Jersey, back in the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Remember book fairs from elementary school?  Well the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing like that. The two day event is one of the largest book festivals in the country.  While the focus is on books, their authors, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows”

Alien: Out of the Shadows is an “official” new novel by Tim Lebbon that is set between the movies Alien and Aliens. The teaser on the back of the book, however, reveals that the crew in the story meets the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Upcoming Event- Groupies Galore! Meet Pamela Des Barres, Miss Mercy & Catherine James

Here in Los Angeles, although we are known for our earthquakes, we are lucky to be the main epicenter of something else. We are known worldwide for being the center of celebrity sightings- in film and TV, music, sports, art … Continue reading

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Lupercalia & Yé-Yé at La Luz de Jesus

What does the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia have to do with French Yé-Yé Pop from the ’60s? Not very much, except that both are being celebrated by Feral House at La Luz de Jesus gallery on Saturday, February 15. Lupercalia, celebrated on … Continue reading

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MOCA Presents Dave Hickey “Pirates and Farmers” Book Signing and Talk Wednesday at Grand Central Market

With the release of his latest collection of essays titled Pirates and Farmers, art and culture critic Dave Hickey will give at a talk at a MOCA-sponsored event at the Grand Central Market Wednesday night. A book signing will follow … Continue reading

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