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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation

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POSITIONS OPEN » LAS is looking for experienced writers with interest in covering the following areas: Fiction and Non-Fiction books; Films, DVDs and Television; Multimedia and Gaming; Art, Architecture, Style and Culture; Green/Environmental issues; Sports. Interested parties should inquire via with references and/or letters of recommendation as well as three writing samples, at least two of which are unpublished an available for posting on the LAS site. All samples will be considered by the editorial staff and an appropriate person will follow up with writers we are interested in working with.
» See You Around
LAS has been in a near constant state of publication since 1998, and it has been a great run. Though there will likely continue to be random updates for the near future, as of today we will be going on an indefinite hiatus from daily publishing. It has been a trip. If you'd like to continue following the work of LAS contributors, please consult The Awl, Design Observer, Fast Company, Salon, Onion AV Club, LA Weekly, Paste, The Village Voice and other fine publications. [07.13.2010 12:00 am]

» The Artist is Finished
Marina Abramović's much buzzed about retrospective/performance piece, "The Artist is Present" came to a close Memorial Day to reports of indecent exposure and drive-by vomiting. The exhibit, featuring a seated-and-still-for-hours Abramović, had been visited this weekend by a woman who stripped off her clothes and a man who upchucked in front of the artist. Both were apprehended by MoMa personnel. And we thought the crying was bad. Related: Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010. Also related: Before Marina and Louise, there were these guys[06.01.2010 02:19 pm]

» MIA vs. NYT
The latest beef in the music word has an anthem. Punk provocateur, M.I.A., has posted new track, Haters, in response to her Lynn Hirschberg-penned New York Times profile which, according to Maya, ain't the "truff." Hirschberg unlikely to reply until she can find something to rhyme with "truffle fries." [06.01.2010 12:00 am]

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» LATEST FEATURES

LITERATURE

 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

BOUND + PRINT REVIEW

33 1/3: Illmatic - Matthew Gasteier's entry into the mostly excellent and informative 33 1/3 book series tackles the Holy Grail of hip-hop, Nas's 1994 debut, Illmatic. [05.28.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

33 1/3: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Whereas Geeta Dayal's well-intentioned Another Green World book started to shore up my impatience for an album where I was usually able to ignore Phil Collins' playing credits, Christopher R. Weingarten performs a minor miracle and brings me around to an album I always found slightly overrated for its massive impact. [05.26.2010 by Dan Weiss]

White Queen, The - Best known for her Tudor Family-inspired novels, like the best-selling The Other Boleyn Girl, here Phillipa Gregory revisits England during the War of the Roses, a time and place where cousins and brothers destroy each other for a chance at the throne. [05.25.2010 by Bridget Doyle]

Geek Love - While her book at first seems a subtly crafted story anchored firmly in the themes of family and uniqueness, events in Katherine Dunn's novel about freaks build up until they reach a pitch on par with a soap opera. There is nothing subtle about the characters, the plot, or the book itself. [04.29.2010 by Julia Rose Roberts]

33 1/3: Another Green World - Despite Geeta Dayal's frustrated-sounding efforts to wring an interesting story from Brian Eno's monumental album, her book strains to justify its own existence. It's incredibly padded and quickly grows repetitive. [04.27.2010 by Dan Weiss]

33 1/3: Facing Future - In his off-template analysis of Iz's album for Continuum Books' revered 33-1/3 series, film executive, literary agent and The Believer contributor Dan Kois renders an exotic backdrop to Kamakawiwo'ole's extraordinary life and enlightens readers on the album's surprising current controversies, the writing becomes a nuisance halfway through. [04.15.2010 by Bridget Doyle]

LA CINEMA FILM + REVIEW

CINEMA

 » The Social Network - The movie destined to be called "the Facebook movie" is sometimes as goofy as you'd think. It's also expansive, funny, thoughtful, strung with giddily good performances and officially more fun than Pirates of Silicon Valley.
[10.04.2010 by Theon Weber]

CINEMA

 » Blood into Wine - Any big fan of Maynard James Keenan knows that the Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer frontman has been living a double life for the past several years as a winemaker/entrepreneur. But seeing as the charismatic Keenan is not the most media-friendly of musicians, it's a rare feat to get an in-depth glimpse into what the man's other passion project entails.
[08.26.2010 by Kiran Aditham]

CINEMA

 » Micmacs - French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has made a career out of playfulness. His oeuvre consists of visual spectacles that childishly and beautifully grapple with universal themes of love, death, and redemption, all the while remaining hyper-aware that they exist within the medium of film.
[07.08.2010 by Jonah Flicker]

CINEMA

 » Trash Humpers - Harmony Korine, the B-List Spike Jonze, will be on hand to open his latest film at Los Angeles' NuArt Theatre tonight. If you enjoyed Korine's bizarre past work, you're in for a treat. You're probably also retarded. This time around people actually have sex with garbage.
[05.14.2010 by Eric J Herboth]

CINEMA

 » The Ghost Writer - Pierce Brosnan does his best Tony Blair grin in Roman Polanski's first post-extradition film, "a thriller with topical ambitions: it takes place in a jittery, bomb-fearing Britain and America, where the weary rituals of security screenings refuse to let the characters or the audience relax."
[03.09.2010 by Theon Weber]

CINEMA

 » A Million In the Morning - "A documentary about a Movie Watching World Championship wherein Richard Simmons was abused, a guy hallucinated a beagle crawling up a plant, a bunny head was used as a weapon 78 times, and the guys who made it got fired."
[01.22.2010 by Eric J Herboth]

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