Late last year, a modest billboard along Lincoln Boulevard in Venice started touting the pending residency of saxophonist Azar Lawrence... 50 feet below.
The newly christened RG Club -- a former dive bar located between an AT&T store and a Jewish community center -- opened in November with Lawrenc ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
Alle your McDonald's are belong to us.There's a scene in "War of the Worlds," the 2005 remake not the 1953 original, when Tom Cruise finds berserker survivalist Tim Robbins holed up in his basement. After sheltering him from the aliens, Robbins offers him peach schnapps. Even then, he (and th ... More >>
The calm, hypnotizing rhythms of a film like Hamaca Paraguaya are sometimes lost on critics and audiences alike at a festival like Cannes, where seemingly everyone is rushing to and fro, trying to cram five or six screenings — and maybe one or two parties as well — into what is still but ... More >>