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Little Baghdad, California: Refugee restaurant owners bringing Iraqi cuisine to San Diego County

Little Baghdad, California: Refugee restaurant owners bringing Iraqi cuisine to San Diego County
  • Little Baghdad, California: Refugee restaurant owners bringing Iraqi cuisine to San Diego County FWC: Little Baghdad, California: Refugee restaurant owners bringing Iraqi cuisine to San Diego County

    Early on a Sunday afternoon, upbeat jazz plays in the background of Zad Mediterranean Cuisine as families surround tables, passing dishes of shawarma, pickles, rice, salad and fresh saj bread that was baked behind a glass window just moments before. Restaurant owner Hassan Frangoul surveys the…

  • Badflower unveil stunning video for new song “Heroin”: Watch FWC: Badflower unveil stunning video for new song “Heroin”: Watch

    Los Angeles rock act Badflower are set to release their debut full-length album, OK, I’M SICK, on February 22nd, and the band is joining forces with Consequence of Sound and Heavy Consequence to bring you the exclusive premiere of the music video for the new song “Heroin” (watch below). The band has already topped the active rock radio chart with…

  • Can 2019 Grammy Award nominations avoid last year's #GrammysSoMale criticisms? FWC: Can 2019 Grammy Award nominations avoid last year’s #GrammysSoMale criticisms?

    It’s a safe bet that more eyes than usual will be focused on Friday’s announcement of the 2019 Grammy Award nominations. For the first time in Grammy history, the ceremony is rolling out under the watchful eye of a high-profile diversity and inclusion task force created by the Recording Academy….

  • New Music: benny blanco & Juice WRLD feat. Brendon Urie – ‘Roses’ FWC: New Music: benny blanco & Juice WRLD feat. Brendon Urie – ‘Roses’

    Following a string of collaborations with Halsey, Khalid, Swae Lee, and Calvin Harris, benny blanco teams up with Juice WRLD on his latest single “Roses” featuring Brendon Urie. The “Lucid Dreams” rapper and Panic! at the Disco frontman come together on the emo rap-rock hybrid. “Roses are red, violets are blue, my heart is dead, I’m such a fool,” sings…

  • Lana Del Rey debuts new songs at Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition benefit show: Watch FWC: Lana Del Rey debuts new songs at Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition benefit show: Watch

    On Wednesday night, Jack Antonoff hosted his annual Ally Coalition benefit concert at New York’s The Town Hall. Among the performers at this year’s Talent Show included Mitski, Bleachers, Rostam, Regina Spektor, and Lana Del Rey. As part of Del Rey’s performance, she was joined by Antonoff to perform a pair of songs they are currently working on as part of a country…

  • Listen to Deerhunter’s New Song “Element” FWC: Listen to Deerhunter’s New Song “Element”

    The second single from the band’s forthcoming record Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

  • 2019 Golden Globe nominations: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' surprises, while 'Widows' is shut out FWC: 2019 Golden Globe nominations: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ surprises, while ‘Widows’ is shut out

    Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in a scene from “Bodyguard.” (Sophie Mutevelian/World Productions/Netflix) First of all, no, the Golden Globe-nominated “Bodyguard” is not a reboot of the 1992 drama starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. That was “The Bodyguard,” and what a difference a definite article (and a sweeping cover of “I Will Always Love You”) makes. In fact, “Bodyguard”…

  • FWC: FERAL Brings Forth Malicious OSDM Riffs On “Of Gods No Longer Invoked”

    If you’re into Bloodbath, Crawl, Paganizer, Henry Kane and Gatecreeper, you’re gonna love this. The post FERAL Brings Forth Malicious OSDM Riffs On “Of Gods No Longer Invoked” appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • John David Washington is celebrating his 'BlacKkKlansman' Golden Globes nomination at SoulCycle FWC: John David Washington is celebrating his ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Golden Globes nomination at SoulCycle

    How are you feeling? Grand. I feel really good right now. My father [Denzel] woke me up. He’s like, “It’s time, it’s time, let’s go!” We caught it on NBC. We obviously cheered when we heard Adam [Driver’s] name and Spike [Lee’s] name. And then it happened; I was overjoyed. My dad and I embraced…

  • Escapes: This may be the most beautiful place in Thailand, but should you stay away? FWC: Escapes: This may be the most beautiful place in Thailand, but should you stay away?

    Breathtaking. Mysterious. Unexpected. And maybe too well loved. That describes Phang Nga Bay, about 15 miles from Phuket, Thailand. My name is Catharine Hamm, and I’m the travel editor for the Los Angeles Times. As the person who is charged with finding and evaluating content for the print and…

  • Annapurna, Fox Searchlight score most film studio nominations, while FX Networks leads TV pack FWC: Annapurna, Fox Searchlight score most film studio nominations, while FX Networks leads TV pack

    Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in “A Star is Born” (Neal Preston/Warner Bros. Pictures) Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, offering the first major indication of where this year’s awards-season winds may be blowing. Some movies expected to do well, including “Roma,” “The Favourite” and “A Star is Born,” made strong showings, while “Vice,”…

  • Frivolous PAGA lawsuits are making some lawyers rich, but they aren't helping workers or employers FWC: Frivolous PAGA lawsuits are making some lawyers rich, but they aren’t helping workers or employers

    Fourteen years ago, California set up a new method for enforcing its complex wage and hour laws. The legislation, called the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, allows private attorneys to sue employers on behalf of a class of company employees. The ostensible motivation behind the law was…