April 8, 2013 |
Drawing conclusions on the music of Tyler the Creator based on his shocking way with language is like trying to explain the plot of a comic book by noting how much red ink is used. It's not only unfair, but inaccurately draws the Los Angeles-based rapper and founder of the Odd Future crew as one-dimensional, which he most certainly is not. On "Wolf," Tyler's third solo album, the producer, rapper, comedic actor and storyteller revels in his many dimensions, and has released his best album to date - even if it's too long and too sonically flat to confirm his place as a top-rate producer.
March 30, 2013 |
"I am the cowboy on my own trip," Tyler, the Creator raps on his new solo album, and now the curious can ride along with him: Though it's not due in stores until Tuesday, "Wolf" is currently streaming in full at Odd Future's Tumblr. The follow-up to 2011's "Goblin," "Wolf" features guest spots from a number of Tyler's Odd Future bandmates, including Hodgy Beats, Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. But the album also contains appearances by high-profile artists from outside the L.A. crew's circle: Pharrell brings his cracked falsetto to "IFHY," while Erykah Badu jazzes up "Treehome95.
March 29, 2013 |
- George C. Wolfe is flummoxed. He's describing the gestation of "Lucky Guy," the Nora Ephron play he is directing with Tom Hanks playing an ambitious and cocky New York newspaper reporter. It began, he says, with Ephron asking him: "What's more fun than hanging out with the boys in the bar?" It ended, nine months later, with a phone call from her agent saying she had died. "I didn't even know that Nora was sick until the actual day she died," he says, sitting in a Midtown Manhattan coffee shop on a rainy spring afternoon.
March 27, 2013 |
Well here's a bouncing bundle of news: NBC's Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk are expecting a baby girl. By the way, they're also coming out as a couple of three years now, and they're engaged. We hardly know what kind of congratulations to send, other than, "All of the above. " Weekend "Today" show anchor Wolfe brought her spirited self to the weekday "Today" show Wednesday to announce the baby news - she's five months along, due Aug. 27. PHOTOS: Gay celebrities - who's out?
March 20, 2013 |
After reworking the brewery's flagship Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Brewing's new Brewmaster Jesse Houck set his sights on Golden Road's Wolf Among Weeds double IPA , and the reimagined beer is hitting taps Wednesday. The original Wolf Among Weeds was the first release in Golden Road's "Custom IPA" series, and when it was released in August 2012, "The Wolf" became a fan favorite for the Atwater brewery. The beer had an intense hop aroma and the rich malty body needed to support all those hops, but the Golden Road crew wasn't happy to leave the formulation alone.
March 13, 2013 |
OR7, the peripatetic gray wolf who spent most of last year in California, has said goodbye to the Golden State -- at least for now. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Wednesday that the young male crossed the state border into Oregon's Klamath County on Tuesday evening. Biologists and the public have followed the wolf's long journey from his home pack in northeastern Oregon with signals from his satellite tracking collar. He has wandered more than 3,000 miles since he left his pack in a thus far futile search for a mate and other wolves.
March 6, 2013 |
Nearly 200 years after Charles Darwin wondered how a fox-looking wolf came to live on South American islands hundreds of miles from the mainland, scientists think they have the answer. The Falkland Islands wolf, the only land animal believed to have occupied the Falkland Islands before it was hunted into extinction in the 19 th century, trekked to its final home over ice sheets during the last ice age, researchers concluded. The wolf, Dusicyon australis , became isolated from its sister species, Dusicyon avus, on the South America mainland about 16,000 years ago, according to the study published Tuesday in Nature Communications.
February 24, 2013
TRAVEL SHOW Presentation Planning your next vacation? Learn where to go and what to see at the 15th annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show. Rick Steves and Andrew McCarthy are among the featured speakers. When, where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Admission, info: $10 at the door; children 16 and under are free (one child free per each paid adult). Save $2 by buying online at latimes.com/travelshow. Use promo code LAT. CAMBODIA Slide show Photo tour guide Ralph Velasco will discuss his circumnavigation of Tonlé Sap and his recent trip to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.
February 24, 2013 |
Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers" addressed a Sunday morning audience at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show with some sobering advice on visiting small-town America: Go before it's all gone. "Please travel, experience, discover -- not just items and people but communities, because there are so many cool places," the star of the History Channel show said. In the series, Wolfe spends his time with cohort Frank Fritz crisscrossing tiny towns, rifling through barns and sheds in search of antique treasures.
February 20, 2013 |
Mike Wolfe will tell you he's been a "picker" for just about forever. "When I was 5, I had my first big score when I found a pile of old bicycles in my neighborhood on trash day," Wolfe of "American Pickers" TV show fame writes on his website . "And I was always bringing home old bottles and other random stuff. I never thought of it as junk: to me, it was beautiful. " Now the former competitive cyclist wants to encourage children to get into the act. "Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk Into Treasure," written by Wolfe and Lily Spengelmeyer, will hit bookstores in April.