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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2013 induction nominees


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released this year’s nominees Thursday morning, and the list includes a few names that you might not normally associate with rock music. Legendary hip-hop groups N.W.A. and Public Enemy were both nominated in their first year of eligibility, and according to Spin.com they were the only acts to do […]

Haute Highlights


Gotye Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Nokia Theatre Who would have thought that a Belgian-born, Australian-bred indie-rock singer would hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100? Gotye’s smash-hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know” is practically inescapable these days, and for good reason — the jangly, mournful tune flaunts a brilliantly catchy […]

Future still bleak for USC football program


I woke up yesterday to an email from USC football announcing Tuesday’s “Trojan Day” at L.A. Live. USC coach Lane Kiffin, his father Monte and Ed Orgeron will be there signing autographs. Season tickets will be available for purchase. But the most promising part of the email was written in all capitals at the top: […]

Fancier dining for those on a budget


For much of the semester, this column has covered the somewhat unsavory details of our never-ending relationship with food: misguided legislature, booming obesity rates, the ethics of meat consumption — the list goes on. These issues, though potentially confusing, divisive and frustrating, are still significant. After all, food is an integral aspect of life. But […]

Student interests fall into the Master Plan


Last weekend, my best friend came to town, and I wanted to show her around the USC area. I figured it was a perfect opportunity to check out L.A. Live and take advantage of the free weekend shuttle from The Lab. After doing some research, I realized it actually was not an ideal activity because […]