If you were expecting a nice, juicy editorial section per usual, I’m sorry to disappoint you. This is the big boo-hoo section where every departing editor bares his or her soul for all to see. If I were you, I would certainly turn the page. I could not think of one institution that I would care less to read the behind the scenes of than the New University.
Remember when a groundbreaking new technology didn’t come out every three years? Of course you don’t because you were born in 1990. But supposedly that time did exist, and people had crappy electronics for a long time and were miserable. You’ve probably just been telling yourself that you’re a hipster for having a tube television, which is a good move.
DRAMA: The Tony Award-winning play has arrived in Los Angeles, and it is not to be missed.
If you go to UC Irvine, chances are you’ve been to the Newport Beach “warzone” before. The stretch of the peninsula that goes from roughly 30th Street to 50th Street is legendary to student and non-student partiers alike who enjoy public intoxication and random party crashing.
BUZZ: The best new electronic artists are finding their place in the world, outside of raves and nightclubs.
For the first time ever, the biggest surprise revealed during CES this year wasn’t showcased there.
Six point four. As a score, it could mean a lot of things. A six point four out of ten on a test is a solid “D.” In the Olympics, a six point four score for a gymnast would be dismal. For Daft Punk, it’s the score Pitchfork Media gave to their best album, “Discovery,” in 2001.
When a recording as seminal as “Bitches Brew” is reissued, re-mastered or repressed, one usually sees a wave of re-reviews in every music magazine and website. And more often than not, to the readers’ detriment, the source material is not really given a review, with a focus instead on the quality of the re-master. Well, [...]
Is it safe to say that 3-D is the new poster child of indie hatred? It’s the thing to crap on at the moment. While I understand the restraint in embarrassing a new format in open arms (as I shrug in disappointment at my SACD and HD-DVD collection), I think we have yet to see [...]
This year, I finally got to realize a childhood dream. I didn’t become a firefighter, pilot or Batman. I also didn’t go to the moon. I did, however, go to the end-all-be-all of video game events — the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or “E3.” How could going to a tradeshow be a childhood dream, you might [...]