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On Frank Zappa: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally Discuss the Legendary Musician

On Frank Zappa: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally Discuss the Legendary Musician
  • On Frank Zappa: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally Discuss the Legendary Musician FWC: On Frank Zappa: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally Discuss the Legendary Musician

    To download, click “Share” and right-click the download icon | iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | RSS Our podcast series, Discography, just wrapped its debut journey into a legendary musican’s catalogue. The first subject? The indomitable Frank Zappa. Host Marc With a C not only chronicled all 63 of the albums that Frank Zappa recorded in his lifetime, but reviewed them…

  • Woman in Canoga Park tree for 10 hours refuses to leave her perch FWC: Woman in Canoga Park tree for 10 hours refuses to leave her perch

    For more than 10 hours, a woman has not left her perch in a 30-foot-high pepper tree in Canoga Park, ignoring multiple requests from firefighters to come down. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles firefighters responded to a call of an individual with a possible psychological issue in the…

  • Channel Islands and an expedition ship? It's a match made in heaven FWC: Channel Islands and an expedition ship? It’s a match made in heaven

    The peaks of Channel Island National Park loom just off Southern California, inviting visitors to explore. But the islands’ remoteness is daunting for some people. Now Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will make exploration easy with a pair of five-day cruises to the islands. Base Camp Channel…

  • Damon Wayans posts graphic video of incident that led to Clayne Crawford’s firing from Lethal Weapon FWC: Damon Wayans posts graphic video of incident that led to Clayne Crawford’s firing from Lethal Weapon

    Fans were pretty upset when they learned Clayne Crawford had been fired from Fox’s hit drama Lethal Weapon. Despite reports of his unruly behavior on set, loyalists took issue with Crawford being ousted and replaced by Seann William Scott. They put some of the blame at the feet of Crawford’s co-star, Damon Wayans, who has now taken to Twitter to defend his…

  • There was no good reason besides desperation for John Chiang to attack Antonio Villaraigosa FWC: There was no good reason besides desperation for John Chiang to attack Antonio Villaraigosa

    To the editor: While it has become standard modus operandi for candidates to launch attacks on opponents of a competing party, I find it extremely distasteful when the target has the same political affiliation as the accuser. Sadly, it appears that state Treasurer John Chiang has lowered himself…

  • Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody: Watch FWC: Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody: Watch

    Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek, is finally set to hit theaters on November 2nd, 2018. In anticipation, the first trailer has been released. Watch it below. The film was written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and focuses on a 15-year period from the formation of Queen and up to their performance at Live Aid in…

  • Solar energy in California: We'll never go to war to take another country's sunshine FWC: Solar energy in California: We’ll never go to war to take another country’s sunshine

    To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California should require solar panels on new homes…

  • Watch the trailer for Lars von Trier’s “torturous” new film, The House That Jack Built, which is pissing people off FWC: Watch the trailer for Lars von Trier’s “torturous” new film, The House That Jack Built, which is pissing people off

    Lars von Trier was barred from Cannes Film Festival in 2011 after joking that he sympathized with Hitler. However, the ban was lifted for the 2018 installment of the festival so that he could screen his new film, The House That Jack Built — a move that festival organizers may now be regretting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, more than 100…

  • New Salvatore Ferragamo collection lets you step into styles worn by Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino FWC: New Salvatore Ferragamo collection lets you step into styles worn by Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino

    If you’ve ever wanted to walk in the shoes of Hollywood golden era stars Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford, now’s your chance — kind of — thanks to a limited-edition capsule collection from Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo. The Italy in Hollywood collection, which is set to hit a dozen Ferragamo…

  • From the Archives: Sleeping atop a bike FWC: From the Archives: Sleeping atop a bike

    Staff photographer Ken Hively took this image at 9th and Figueroa streets. It appeared as a stand-alone image on the Nov. 9, 1983, Los Angeles Times Metro page. The sleeping woman was believed to be homeless. The print for this image was found in the Los Angeles Times archive, filed with images…

  • Lou Barlow Talks New Sebadoh Album And Why He Hasn’t Heard the New Dinosaur Jr. Single FWC: Lou Barlow Talks New Sebadoh Album And Why He Hasn’t Heard the New Dinosaur Jr. Single

    Subscribe via iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | YouTube | RSS Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. fame gives an update on his current ongoings in this installment of Kyle Meredith With…. On the heels of his recently released single, “Love Intervene”, Barlow reveals that he is planning to begin work on a new Sebadoh album later this year. “I have a body…

  • Is Narrow Stairs the Saddest Death Cab for Cutie Album? FWC: Is Narrow Stairs the Saddest Death Cab for Cutie Album?

    Ben Gibbard’s voice always makes me cry. I still remember hearing it for the first time in middle school. Bored in a suburban Best Buy while my mom searched for a new computer mouse, I scoured their CD rack before picking up a copy of We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes. Back home, I flipped through the lyric…