Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Last week, the Carpigiani Gelato Museum opened in Anzola dell'Emilia, Italy, just outside Bologna; the first in the world, it says, to "delve into the history, culture, and technology of artisan gelato." Inside, you'll learn about the history of the frozen treat, from an 11th century recipe for pom ... More >>
Everyone knows L.A. sits atop a vast reserve of petroleum sludge and stink (hence the Tar pits, the methane vents, the ever-bobbing drills along La Cienega Blvd. in Baldwin Hills, etc.), but would you ever suspect that's the reason for this sad, drooping, pastel colored tower on the Beverly Hills/Ce ... More >>
In Incognito, a 1997 romance that posed as a thriller, the Jason Patric who once ran off with Julia Roberts stars as an art forger. The forger naturally has to be "incognito" because he's a wanted man (he's forged a Rembrandt, which is never a good idea). He discovers he's been dating an "incognito" ... More >>
"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
Courtesy Francois Ghebaly GalleryNate Loman's "Illegally Beautiful Julia Roberts" wall painting on the side of a former La Cienega muffler shop More exhibitions are closing right now than opening, as fall museum headliners have all launched and galleries are installing November shows. The bes ... More >>
How does a musty old dictionary business stay relevant in the age of Spell Check, auto-correct and the all-important educated guess? Zimbio"Austerity" in Greek? Why don't you go search it or somethingIn the case of Merriam-Webster this year, the answer was to track all online free-dictionary ... More >>
Again? Really guys?Remember that sassy lawyer chick from the '80s with white-collar cleavage and a good head on her shoulders, to boot? Neither do we. But we do remember the Julia Roberts version -- and, if we recall correctly, after a heartening montage of interviews with little cancer chil ... More >>
Birute Galdikas' quest to save a vanishing habitat
If you're tired of rereading your sauce-spattered copy of Eat, Pray, Love -- or if you left it at the movie theatre, or on your flight back from Bali -- you might try picking up a new book with slightly larger, or at least less personal, horizons. Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise ... More >>
Beauty really is in the eye of beholder, especially when a magazine is doing the beholding. Julia Roberts and Beth Ditto may be like night and day in the looks department, but both graced "Beautiful Issue" covers recently. Predictably, the toothy superstar was on People magazine (she's got a ... More >>
Winograd.Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd has formally asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a handful of mega-stars to stop flying via private jet in and out of Santa Monica Airport because of the pollution the planes cause for neighbors in the neighboring, L.A. city community of Mar Vi ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... More >>
Julia Roberts goes mano a mano with Clive Owen
The second night of Van Morrison's revisit of his classic 1968 album Astral Weeks was a bit looser, a bit less immediate and, well, not as great as the first night. Don't get me wrong: the audience was more excitable on Saturday, standing to dance for "Brown Eyed Girl," shouting along the spelling o ... More >>
With IMG and Smashbox parting ways, L.A. Fashion Week's Culver City era comes to a close
A new odd couple is born.
1. Not being just any geek off the streets How To Avoid Being A "Geek Off the Streets: Learn how to how be to handy with the steel and earn your keep. Best Models to Emulate: Gay steel workers, Andrew Carnegie, Iron Man 2. Not Tweaking When You See a Car Full of Girls How To Avoid Tweaking ... More >>
A collision of good intentions and unintended consequences
Including G.I. Jesus, Smokin' Aces and Verdict on Auschwitz
Will the public get off? Or is it just studio masturbation?
Where to stitch íní bitch in L.A.
Names drop and accusations fly as Barry goes to trial
Shopping together in perfect (h)armonie
Including Woody Allen's Scoop
For the week of July 6 -13
Wes Andersonís The Life Aquatic, Steven Soderberghís Oceanís Twelve
What happens when Hollywood stops worrying and embraces the GOP
The creaky displeasures of Mona Lisa Smile and Calendar Girls
The human souls of Full Frontal and Group
Soderberghís Oceanís Eleven
Indie film goes prime time
Dr. Solomons cinematherapy
Why is Hollywood so full of whores?
Gandolfini upstages Pitt in The Mexican
Screenwriter Susannah Grant
Julia Roberts turns activist in Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts as masochistic fantasy
Roger Michell's half-assed Notting Hill
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