A bright blue storefront, heavily pockmarked with gunfire, is the backdrop to a wrecked, bullet-bashed car.
But the music, these days, is really more of a backdrop when it comes to Coachella.
With that as a backdrop, The Daily Beast secured an exclusive interview with Jalil this weekend.
The core of the story is set against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, the buildup, and the immediate aftermath.
Parliament is not just the backdrop to the Palliser novels but really their subject.
A low line of hills loomed beyond, painted of silver gray against the backdrop of starry sky and the pallor of moon mists.
He recognized a backdrop he had seen thousands of times behind the announcer who introduced the news-casts.
The green-sloped, snow-capped Bernardinoes form a backdrop for the desert underneath.
She was raised for the most-part in Maine, which forms a backdrop to much of her fiction.
Eyes the size of Navy dirigibles, with pupils of deep cerulean blue, floating against the backdrop of the gray cumulus.