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September 1, 2005 | Chris Barton, Times Staff Writer
A step-by-step guide to siphoning gasoline from SUVs. A weekly feature in which indie rock heroes such as Will Oldham share their favorite recipes. An advice column authored by 85-year-old bluesman T-Model Ford. These are the kinds of stories found in the pages of Arthur, a free bimonthly magazine dedicated to under-the-radar art, music and views.
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September 1, 2005 | Chris Barton, Times Staff Writer
A step-by-step guide to siphoning gasoline from SUVs. A weekly feature in which indie rock heroes such as Will Oldham share their favorite recipes. An advice column authored by 85-year-old bluesman T-Model Ford. These are the kinds of stories found in the pages of Arthur, a free bimonthly magazine dedicated to under-the-radar art, music and views.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2006 | Kevin Bronson
ArthurNights, a four-day music and arts festival originally planned for three venues in Echo Park, instead will be held at the downtown Palace Theatre, said Jay Babcock, editor and co-owner of Arthur magazine, co-presenter of the event with Spaceland productions. The all-ages event, Oct.
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January 31, 2008 | GEOFF BOUCHER
You want to put the party back in party politics? Would you prefer barstools in the voting booth? Do you hang with guys named Chad? If so, you're the model citizen for the presidential caucus that begins Monday at 9 a.m. at Barney's Beanery [(323) 654-2287] and runs through 5 p.m. on Stupor Tuesday.
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January 10, 2008 | Susan King
Want to meet some of the directors behind this year's Golden Globe foreign-language-film nominees? Julian Schnabel ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud ("Persepolis") and Cristian Mungiu ("4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days") -- are slated to appear at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a free panel discussion at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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June 16, 2005 | Kevin Bronson
Punctuated by bare emotion The only gimmickry you get from Alaska! is the band's name, which the Silver Lake trio asks you not to capitalize (oops, sorry) and insists you punctuate, as if its no-frills guitar-bass-drum stylings fall somewhere short of exclamatory. They don't.
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July 27, 2006 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
THEY consider themselves nomads, have lived in a Northern California commune and currently make camp in an adobe in the mountains outside Santa Fe, N.M. They are active with such groups as the radical environmental group Earth First. They go by the names Nabob and Rabob. They write songs with titles such as "We Share Our Blanket With the Owl" and note that lyrics on their new album were written "in a tent, tepee or far off the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore."
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April 26, 2007 | Jeff Weiss, Special to The Times
THE often-parroted line is that indie bookstores are DOA in the 21st century, fallen victim to the formidable onslaught of Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and continued reader apathy. And the statistics on the ground would seem to confirm that thesis, considering the recent closures of Angeleno institutions such as Dutton's North Hollywood, the blink-and-you-missed-it Dutton's Beverly Hills and the possible uprooting of the Brentwood Dutton's store.
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February 28, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Really, really loud or really, really soft. Those appear to be the volume settings of choice in today's rock underground, at least as that world was represented at last weekend's ArthurBall, an ambitious two-day festival centered at two adjacent clubs in Echo Park. That dynamic range was embodied by two acts that played at the same time Saturday.
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September 7, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
There are a lot of awkward names being tossed around for the various intersecting spheres of the music underground these days: post-rock, weird folk, wyrd folk, weird Americana. Well, the beautiful Barnsdall Art Park on an East Hollywood hilltop was Weird World Headquarters over the weekend.
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February 20, 2003 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
The man behind the wheel is hoping for trouble as he rolls down Sunset Boulevard with boxes of newsprint crowding the back of his white compact car. Jay Babcock, 32, is making the rounds as the editor, co-founder and driver of Arthur magazine, delivering stacks to anyone willing to take it: bookstores, cafes, salons, newsstands.
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