As early as 15 years ago, if you wanted to take a picture, you'd need to bring your film into a lab and wait to see how the images developed. A semi-working knowledge of film speed helped, as did a bit of familiarity with shutter speed, aperture settings, and other variables required to produce a de ... More >>
If you paid attention during your college Psychology 101 college class, you may now vaguely recall Abraham Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs. That is, because "man is a perpetually wanting animal," Maslow theorized that we're motivated by five needs: Survival, safety, belonging, esteem and self-actu ... More >>
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The 2012 International Photobooth Convention was held this past weekend at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Yes, a gathering for hard core enthusiasts of booths where you sit and get your photo taken.
But let's clear things up. These are not the digital photo booths of today. They are not the kind you ... More >>
Rajiv PatelThis year's Academy Awards are loaded with controversy, and they haven't even been handed out yet.
Brett Ratner pulled out of producing the show after uttering anti-gay slur. Then onetime friend-of-the-tranny Eddie Murphy followed him out the door (irony?). Now it looks like The H ... More >>
Craig SchwartzA Noise Within cuts open a new path in PasadenaGIL CATES DIES: The Geffen Playhouse's artistic director, and Academy Awards producer, was found in a UCLA parking lot Monday night, having died of natural causes. More on this story to come. A Noise Within opened it's new Pasadena digs ... More >>
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Song: Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
History: "Give Me Everything" is the second single from Pitbull's Planet Pit, which is ... More >>
Flicker/wereswanEddie Murphy's head is about to get bigger as the upcoming Oscar host.
What a wild idea: Eddie Murphy as Oscar host. On the bright side, it's a relief from James Franco and Anne Hathaway, whose chemistry last February rivaled that of a sasquatch and Kathie Lee Gifford.
For t ... More >>
The most striking aspect of the press preview of Cirque Du Soleil's upcoming film-themed L.A. show Iris yesterday was the timeliness show's aesthetic: the costumes and production design generally were strikingly similar to that of Tim Burton, whose exhibit at LACMA just op ... More >>