June 29, 2010
BOOKS Ayelet Waldman Mother's Day may have passed, but that's no reason not to parse the ways the poor woman can be blamed for any number of transgressions. Waldman hoists her heavy artillery into the Mommy Wars with "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace," a book-length response to the firestorm of controversy surrounding an op-ed piece she wrote for the New York Times in 2005. She'll be in conversation with author Susan Straight.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2010 |
Guitarist Jean Yves "Jeeve" Ducornet of the alt rock group Hypnogaja has listed his historic Hollywood house for $649,000. Originally two bedrooms and one bathroom, the remodeled bungalow now has a 380-square-foot recording studio in front that includes a live room, a control room and a voice-over booth. Behind that, an additional 700 square feet include a bedroom, a living room and an adjoining eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The building has two bathrooms.
December 17, 2009
Twitterheads and boozehounds join forces for an extra-special excursion down the Sunset Strip at " Strip for the Holidays ," with seasonally themed stops at the Standard, the Comedy Store, the Viper Room and the Roxy. If you have any holiday shopping to do at the Hustler Store, that's an option too. The Standard, 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri. Free. Info on Twitter at @standardhwood.
January 16, 2009 |
It takes a special kind of singer-songwriter to find pathos in a party-punk song titled "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked." The raven-haired, kohl-eyed Norwegian singer-songwriter Ida Maria and her three-piece band left Tuesday's crowd of adoring indie boys at her Viper Room show ready to go home and bite holes in their turntables, true.
November 23, 2008 |
For the Viper Room's new owner, Harry Morton, the path to the future at the Sunset Strip club runs through the past. No, onetime co-owner Johnny Depp is not coming back, but an act Depp brought to the club in the 1990s via his friend Christina Applegate will: the Pussycat Dolls. The burlesque-inspired troupe, not to be confused with the pop group of the same name, is effectively taking over the recently remodeled club every Friday and Saturday night for a year starting this weekend.
July 3, 2008 |
Everything about electro-pop trio Hearts of Palm U.K. seems a little coy, except the music. The group hails from Echo Park, not England (keeping the "U.K." appellation draped in mystery), and isn't even a band but more a project of songwriter Erica Elektra -- whose surname, of course, is merely something she adopted after almost being electrocuted while playing bass in the basement of her New York City apartment. Friends Frankie Rose and Billy Kaye (ahem . . . not their real names; they're to Elektra's right in the photo)