For some of us, baking bread is something that we do without much thought, whenever it's cold enough to crank the oven, for giving to friends, when our kids demand it, or as a coping mechanism (see: the recent election, long distance relationships, Steve Nash). The smell of bread baking is a fundame ... More >>
If the Academy Awards are a back-slapping bore, the Razzies are a bitch-slapping fun fest. Traditionally held on the eve of the Oscars, the annual awards show for the first time took place Sunday night on April Fool's Day at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, the perfect opportunity to lay into the movie ... More >>
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John Gilmore asks the musical question: Can a serial killer find happiness in L.A.?
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