August 29, 2013 |
On Wednesday night, everyone who went to see Earl Sweatshirt perform at the El Rey Theatre got a free cartoon-y mask of the rapper's visage. It was for a photo shoot -- a sea of Earls staring back at the El Rey stage. But a lot of people kept them on throughout the night, and there was something kind of appropriate about that. For a long time, as his Odd Future cohorts rose to cultish prominence in L.A., there wasn't much Earl to go around (the teenager born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile was, famously, at a boarding school in Samoa)
August 28, 2012 |
A Montana man who was apparently trying to trigger a Bigfoot sighting by dressing up in a costume and darting out onto a dark stretch of highway was struck and killed by two passing cars, officials said. Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell, Mont., was apparently wearing a Ghillie suit at the time. That's a camouflage outfit -- sometimes used by military snipers or hunters -- designed to resemble dense, thick foliage. "What we know so far is that we had a couple of guys out, allegedly trying to prompt a sighting of Bigfoot," Montana Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Butch Huseby told the Los Angeles Times.
March 11, 1988 |
Knott's Berry Farm will soon have some famous footprints that even the late Sid Grauman would envy. Sasquatch--also known as Bigfoot--is coming to Orange County. Yes, after years of everybody searching high and low from Moscow to Washington for the legendary big ape, Bigfoot's tracks will soon be found wandering through Knott's new Wild Water Wilderness attraction.
December 29, 1996 |
Benilde Little, in her first novel, "Good Hair," has written what some might consider an oxymoron: a black comedy of manners. Contrary to what's normally seen of black Americans in the mainstream media, where crack and guns are endemic, the only things that come out blazing here are diamond engagement rings--inherited whoppers, at that. And the cracks are hairline, in beloved Limoges passed down through generations.
August 2, 2009 |
In the docu-style, sci-fi thriller "District 9," which arrives in theaters Aug. 14, hundreds of thousands of aliens become stranded in South Africa after their massive spaceship comes to a standstill above downtown Johannesburg. Unable to fix the craft, this massive population of tentacle-waving, exoskeleton-sheathed aliens eventually outstays its welcome; they become reviled by humans for burdening the country's welfare system even though all they really want to do is go home.
March 5, 1989 |
Even a true believer in Bigfoot concedes that the tabloids sometimes get carried away: "HUGE BIGFOOT MONSTER TERRORIZES THE ROCKIES! It stunk like a sewer, roared like a lion and clutched the leg of an animal in its hand." " 'BIGFOOT ATTACKED US!' Blood-Crazed Creature Savages Camera Crew and Pounds 2-Ton Truck Into Junkyard Scrap." Paul Freeman smiles at the mention of such outlandish reports. He collects them and keeps the clippings in a cardboard box.
July 18, 2013 |
Although music fans know him as the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor cracked the bestseller list last year with his book “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good.” In his newly published second book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process),” Taylor tackles the world of the paranormal. “If religion were a lounge singer, then the paranormal would be a rock star,” he writes in the book's introduction.
July 13, 2000 |
Angelenos are famous for personalizing their cars. Some motorists decorate them with simple Jack in the Box antenna balls or Laker flags, others smatter them with graffiti, and one Silver Lake resident has festooned his compact with computer keyboard buttons. Cruising Beverly Boulevard the other night, I noticed a white Mini Cooper with a D.B. Cooper license plate and a "D.B. Cooper Lives" bumper sticker. D.B.