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A Q-and-A with an intro, chatting with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff.
And that’s why I blame my brain for Pop being my favorite U2 album.
A profile of rapper/author Dessa, for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Along the walls of The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is a pair of murals, painted in 1927 when the space was known as the United Artists Theatre, depicting members of Hollywood’s creative class in heaven and studio heads as demons.
In the back of the theater is a projection booth, ...
It’s hard to pin an exact date on the beginning of the cocktail renaissance, the movement that brought back the artistry of mixology from its nadir at the end of the last century. But whether one dates it to the opening of the trendsetting Pegu Club in New York in 2005, London’s Milk & Honey in 2002, or even the martini craze around the time of the film “Swingers” and the retro fads of the late ‘90s, the revival of behind-the-bar creativity goes back well more than a decade.
Haven’t we run ou...
A trip to Las Vegas replaces Coachella, in some ways. [Travel/Personal Essay]
At its peak, 24 players crowd around the tarima, a make-shift platform in front of the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Culture and Community Center on June 3 for a pre-show fandango, the extended jam session fueled by son jarocho music. Playing a melody in unison on requintos and jaranas...
Grandmaster Caz thought he had fried the Bronx’s grid.
He was all set up, along with his crewmate Disco Wiz, for a DJ battle against the Master Plan Bunch at the Slattery Playground Basketball Courts in the Bronx. But when he put on his second record, 40 years ago Thursday, something went wrong.