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On Saturday, Silver Lake's Lyric Hyperion Theater staged an Arrested Development-inspired variety hour called Bluth Fest for ... More >>
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Some people like to have only egg whites in their omelet," declares a tomboyish young woman as she weaves around a sparsely appointed L.A. apartment kitchen, h ... More >>
It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on a blue exercise ball in an office at Culver City Studios, across from Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer Daniel Kellison. To the right are the essentials for a late night work-athon: stocked mini fridge, snacks, Bulleit Bourbon. Covering the walls, like the masterpiece ... More >>
Live comedy is once again enjoying a boom period, even if some of the bigger clubs and bloated chains around the country are going bust. Thanks to the internet's generous enabling of DIY promotion, production, talent booking and ticketing, who needs a humorless industry gatekeeper when one can simpl ... More >>
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Song: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"
History: "Call Me Maybe" is the first single from Jepsen's Curiosity EP. It was actually released last year. She made i ... More >>
Evan CulbertsonMichael CeraStory by Ian Joulain
Back in December the music blogosphere got all hot and bothered. Turns out there was a new indie supergroup afoot, with Michael Cera on the bass!
The band was tweely named Mister Heavenly, and it featured Islands' Nick Thorburn, Man Man's Hon ... More >>
Honus HonusFrom the sequined gowns that look ripped from a 70-year-old socialite to the white shorts he's worn at every performance since 2006, Honus Honus does not take himself too seriously.
Urban Nomad sits down with the frontman of Man Man, a Viking-vaudeville, maniac Gypsy Jazz indie ro ... More >>
Hugh Hefner's latest boob jobThe horniest old man in history has never let age be more than a number, and his youthful Twitter account -- clocking in at 21 Tweets yesterday -- is further testament to the man's utterly ageless, uh, text-erity. (Unless he's got a Playmate on smart-phone duty, t ... More >>
Street marketing is tough. You have to grab a person's attention, get something in their head or their hands, and most importantly, get them to remember what you are pitching for more than three seconds. Tough. But try getting attention when you are standing next to a Stormtrooper ... More >>
Photograph by Paul R. Giunta courtesy of Prefix MagazineThe NationalBefore seeing The National at The Wiltern, I already had cheap shots ready for this introduction, all centered on one cold, snarky question: Is Joy Division from Brooklyn?
On Saturday night, as the sun dropped into the down ... More >>
The free staging of the musical New. last weekend pulled a win for the avant-garde social scene. While experimental theater has long been a place for innovative social commentary by crafty bohemians like Beckett and Shakespeare, the emerging twentysomething generation hasn't much bothered to make th ... More >>
Here's an Earth Day thought: imagine that two narcissistic party girls--Nicole & Paris but with better vocabularies--survive the apocalypse and rebuild civilization according to their depraved self-serving desires. They destroy the world maybe twice in the process through song and dance. This ... More >>
Nicole CamposYouth in RevoltBe gone, miserable graveyard of cinema that is January, when the studios are notorious for dumping sub-par product while everyone plays with their Christmas toys and spends any movie-going time catching up with the Oscar bait that came out last month. Dimension Fi ... More >>
What is the shape and size of a human soul? Does it look like a chickpea? A gumdrop? A pet rock? And if you could somehow extract your soul from your body, what would be left? Would you still be you? These are among the concerns taken up by writer-director Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls, an amusing dive ... More >>
is the shape and size of a human soul? Does it look like a chickpea? A
gumdrop? A pet rock? And if you could somehow extract your soul from
your body, what would be left? Would you still be you? These are among
the concerns taken up by writer-director Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls,
an amusing dive ... More >>
Comedy in a cemetery. A novel concept, inspired, even; what's going to stand any chance of waking the dead more than a really good joke? Kind of gives "rolling in his grave" a whole new meaning. One problem - where do you put the spot? Not a problem at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, w ... More >>