For the past few years, L.A. artist Steven Daily has brought together a wide variety of artists to explore the animated influences in the group show "Gag Me with a Toon." Where previous installments of the event focused specifically on the cartoons of the 1980s, this year's show broadened the scope. ... More >>
Read about LAAF artistic director Sean Lennon's picks for the festival in last week's Cult Stars column.
Wednesday night, the third not-quite annual Los Angeles Animation Festival opened at the Regent Showcase. The free event was essentially a preview of what's to come over the next few days, with ... More >>
Bill Murray as explorer Steve Zissou in The Life Aquatic1 hour and 26 minutes into Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as he's about to lead a daring raid on the decrepit Hotel Citroën, Bill Murray pauses and tosses off the line (one of many throwaway lines in the film): "They ... More >>
PaprikaOn the first Tuesday of every month, Jerry Beck-- animation historian, producer and co-editor of the fantastic blog Cartoon Brew-- takes over Cinefamily for Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays. Each installment typically centers around a theme. For August, that theme was dreams.
The mai ... More >>
You may know him as "Fat Jesus" from Conan, where he's a writer, or from the numerous other characters he's played on the show. He also ran the popular Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions And Also There Is a Game in New York before moving to L.A. With his booming voice, du Bouchet is m ... More >>
A. Scattergoodthe new Jones Coffee Roasters
Back in August, Jones Coffee Roasters moved -- lock, stock, espresso machines and Probat roaster -- a few blocks down Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. And, for a time, while the Jones family outfitted their new digs, the baristas pulled shots near the b ... More >>
A. Scattergoodnew Jones Coffee Roasters location
If you've been wandering around Pasadena in an decaffeinated haze for the last few days, looking for Jones Coffee Roasters and finding instead an empty roaster-shaped hole where your coffeehouse used to be, don't panic: Jones has not closed, bu ... More >>