Mitchell Nguyen McCormack

The Future is Deltron 3030

October 9, 2013

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Event 2 is the second album from concept trio Deltron 3030.

Jim Gavin Regrets Nothing

February 26, 2013

For author Jim Gavin, all it took was a writing class at UCLA to snap the then-20something out of a rut. His knack for storytelling led to a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Fiction from Stanford University, and later, a byline in The New Yorker‘s fiction section, awarded after an unsolicited submission.

Walton Goggins’ Unchained Melody

December 25, 2012

Goggins has made a career of playing characters whom you might generously describe as “morally problematic.” The Shield‘s corrupt cop, Shane Vendrell, and Justified‘s somewhat reformed white supremacist, Boyd Crowder, are his most famous roles. In Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained, Goggins plays Billy Crash, a dirty cowboy.

The LA Heat: Katie Dippold

December 18, 2012

Talk to her for a little while about her career, and a pattern emerges: either Katie Dippold has been impossibly lucky, or she is the sort person who’s especially hard to come by in Hollywood: both talented and gracious.

13 Faces of 2013

December 9, 2012

In the place of end-of-year lists and resolutions, we’ve rounded up 13 acts worth getting to know for 2013. The athlete, the artist, the rapper, the soul-singer, the ingénue, the heartthrob—check in daily as we count down the talent of the twentyteens.

Discovery: Monsta

November 15, 2012

When musicians-cum-producers Rocky, 26, and Rufio, 27, joined forces with singer Skaar, 24, they created a MONSTA—that is, a band by that name. The trio takes its work seriously: instead of haphazardly strumming out tunes, they gradually weave together vocals and instrumentals, creating flawlessly synched compositions. Combined with the uplifting message of the songs, the result is a refreshingly natural take on dubstep, relying on strong original vocals and adept instrumentals rather than samples and convoluted electronic rhythms.

The Daley Show

April 6, 2012

John Francis Daley has grown a lot since 1999’s Freaks and Geeks—both physically (he’s really tall) and career-wise. Not only is Daley a regular cast member of the surprisingly popular show, Bones, he is also writing movies with casts that include Kevin Spacey, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Buscemi. Not too shabby from the former shrimpy Geek.

Darren Criss

December 7, 2010

Darren Criss’ path to joining the cast of Fox’s much-beloved Glee represents a particularly of-the-moment fairy tale: a Lana-Turner-in-the-malt-shop story for the digital age.