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The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Drop New Broken Bells Song: Listen

The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Drop New Broken Bells Song: Listen
  • The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Drop New Broken Bells Song: Listen FWC: The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Drop New Broken Bells Song: Listen

    Check out “Shelter,” their first new music in three years

  • Zedd’s “The Middle” Named Billboard’s #1 Dance Song For 2018 FWC: Zedd’s “The Middle” Named Billboard’s #1 Dance Song For 2018

    Every music publication and chart will have various opinions of the #1 dance song of the year (us included) — but it’s hard to argue with Billboard. According to the prestigious Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, Zedd lands the top spot. “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey was undisputedly one of the biggest crossover tracks of 2018. The collaborators found their…

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  • I had such high hopes for this first date FWC: I had such high hopes for this first date

    I always get to the bar 10 minutes before a date so I can buy my own drink. But S. was already waiting for me. “I can’t believe it!” I said, “we’re both early to a date in L.A.” “It’s because I respect you,” he said, and smiled shyly. I had high hopes for this one. Santa Monica lawyer, Midwestern…

  • As aerospace giants grow, suppliers find 'their largest customer may be their largest competitor' FWC: As aerospace giants grow, suppliers find ‘their largest customer may be their largest competitor’

    With $93 billion in 2017 revenue and 141,000 employees, Boeing Co. was massive enough. But over the last year, the aerospace giant has steadily expanded beyond its traditional expertise in commercial jets, big satellites and fighters, gobbling up providers of parts and services. In October, Boeing…

  • Kendrick Lamar, SZA Nominated at Golden Globes FWC: Kendrick Lamar, SZA Nominated at Golden Globes

    Kendrick Lamar and SZA are seeing stars. The TDE duo has received their first nomination for Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Their collaboration “All the Stars” from Black Panther: The Album will compete against Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’), Annie Lennox’s “Requiem for a Private War” (A Private War), Troye…

  • See Alaska, by land and by sea, and go deep into Denali National Park FWC: See Alaska, by land and by sea, and go deep into Denali National Park

    Sail glacier-filled waters and journey deep within Denali National Park &Preserve on a two-week land-and-sea adventure in Alaska with John Hall’s tours. The Denali Explorer tour includes six days on land and seven at sea. It begins with an Iditarod dog experience, then moves on to wildlife viewing…

  • In UC's battle with the world's largest scientific publisher, the future of information is at stake FWC: In UC’s battle with the world’s largest scientific publisher, the future of information is at stake

    Boiled down to dollars and cents, the battle between the University of California, the nation’s premier producer of academic research, and Reed Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of academic journals, can seem almost trivial. UC is paying almost $11 million this year for subscriptions to some…

  • Gene Simmons’ mother, Flora Klein, passes away at 92 FWC: Gene Simmons’ mother, Flora Klein, passes away at 92

    Flóra Klein, mother to KISS co-founder Gene Simmons, has passed away at the age of 92. The news was announced today by Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, on Facebook, where she wrote, “Rest in peace my dear Flora. The best grandma and mother in law I could ask for. You were loved and you will be missed.” Also joining in the…

  • The 99-Seat Beat: For holiday laughs and human kindness, head for L.A.'s small stages FWC: The 99-Seat Beat: For holiday laughs and human kindness, head for L.A.’s small stages

    At this time of year, tradition reigns supreme. The focus this week in our small-theater roundup is on long-running seasonal shows — two broadly comic, one reverent — that have loyal fan bases through the years. Also included is an outlier — “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” about a drag revue in…

  • Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Brandi Carlile lead as 2019 Grammy nominations expand, diversify FWC: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Brandi Carlile lead as 2019 Grammy nominations expand, diversify

    Along with “Black Panther,” which features contributions from a plethora of major artists, album-of-the-year nods went to Carlile’s “By the Way, I Forgive You,” Drake’s “Scorpion,” Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy,” H.E.R.’s “H.E.R.,” Post Malone’s “Beerbongs &Bentleys,” Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.”

  • Biggest Grammy snubs: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, the Carters and Kamasi Washington FWC: Biggest Grammy snubs: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, the Carters and Kamasi Washington

    Two other superstars, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, could very well have run the field for their record “Everything Is Love.” But this is the Grammys, and although the married couple tower over pop music like giants stomping through the Manhattan skyline, Recording Academy voters apparently didn’t see it that way this year.