4 days ago | Film and TV
In a city with thousands of restaurants and bars, it can be a daunting task for film or television production to find the perfect location for an eating or drinking scene. Does the film take place in modern-day or 1950s Los Angeles? Does the...
1 month ago | Holidays
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, begins this week. It’s the time of year when Jewish families around the world gather by their menorahs, light the candles, and typically give gifts to each other for eight nights in a row. While multiple nights of...
5 months ago | Film and TV
Whether it’s a central location in a feature film or just an establishing shot on a sitcom, L.A. houses have seen some major Hollywood action. Whether Nancy’s place from A Nightmare on Elm Street in Hollywood or the Cunninghams' Milwaukee home in&...
6 months ago | Film and TV
University students fill a bright corridor waiting for class to begin inside the glorious Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, the home of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) at California State University Northridge. The kids converse...
7 months ago | Film and TV
Thirty years ago, a wise man from Okinawa taught the world — or at least the children of the 1980s — that waxing a car has significance beyond just making it shine. Mr. Miyagi inspired us to believe that our dreams could be achieved as...
9 months ago | Seafood
Varieties of lox, smoked sturgeon, whitefish and sable, among others, are all important cultural delicacies which date back generations to European countries, specifically Russia. Immigrants brought with them their methods of smoking food and...