There's a question that author Gregg Hurwitz gets asked often. Why would someone who has written scholarly papers about Shakespeare also pen thrillers? Undoubtedly, a love of the Bard of Avon and a need to write one suspenseful book after the next aren't mutually exclusive.
Hurwitz has written 12 ... More >>
In the answer-seeking aftermath of the Dark Knight massacre, many have fingered Hollywood as a prime suspect: Was alleged shooter James Holmes so numbed by blood and gunfire in the movies that he became capable of blasting a theater full of innocents?
In a creepy interview this morning with CBS Los ... More >>
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With the July 20 release of The Dark Knight Rises, the iconic Batman franchise returns for its seventh summer with the usual panoply of "pows," "bangs" and Chri ... More >>
Peter BrookerThe JacketSomehow a person with a shitload of money decided to plunk down $1.8 million (think Dr. Evil voice) for Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" jacket this past weekend, which marked the two year anniversary of his death. We won't speak on the fact that the proud new owner, ... More >>
Lina Lecaro LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Tim Burton and Slash
There is seemingly no rest for the wicked mind of Tim Burton. With current/recent projects ranging from the film version of Dark Shadows to a reworking of his stop-motion short Frankenweenie to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (sadly, ... More >>
About a year ago, cult NYC film director Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, Ms. 45, the OG Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction, etc.) wrapped his indiepunk documentary on the legendary Chelsea Hotel. The film premiered at Cannes last year and is now being gradually unrolled across the US. Ferrara is com ... More >>
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30. Los Campesinos-Hold On Now, Youngster (Wichita/Arts and Crafts)
Gareth Campesinos and Co. clearly grew up not just liking music but being obsessed by bands, and they've done the only honourable thing you can in that position: they've ... More >>