It all started with a red curtain. Roommates Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz realized that the front of their Hollywood rental house resembled a stage one morning when Muniz stood in front of their red-draped front window.
"Basically the ball started rolling in our heads," Lottman says, sitting o ... More >>
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Song: Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff"
History: "I Shot The Sheriff" was released in 1973. It's important for a number of reasons, but mostly because it made W ... More >>
When filmmaker Neil Berkeley was a college intern and first met Wayne White twelve years ago, he was already familiar with the artist's work. Certainly, you are too.
White is best known as a designer for the landmark TV show Pee-wee's Playhouse, where he created, and even voiced, some of the puppet ... More >>
night in the loftlike performance area semi-hidden behind Meltdown
Comics' retail floor, and a crowd of more than 60 in neatly arranged
chairs intently watches the show's youthful host, Justin Willman. He
disappears behind a large black cloth, then asks an audience member to
name a ... More >>
"Swizzle your beef sticks a little slower," the director says to Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark as they stir their jerky-infused tequila Bloody Marys -- a drink they've dubbed the "Beefy Tomato." It's an odd direction, but every move the women make while demonstrating the drink recipe is supposed t ... More >>
When it comes to tattooing, we are fortunate to have an enormous wealth of talent in Los Angeles. Though tattoo culture erupted in mainstream popularity several years ago it was a vital part of L.A. long before that and remains so today. There are artists in every corner of the city, with faithful c ... More >>
Food PartyTomorrow kicks off five days of found footage feting known as the Everything is Festival at Cinefamily. It's a celebration of diggers, curators, and collectors as much as the weird, funny, campy, boogerfaced footage they unearth. Along with Joe Dante's four-hour legend The Movie Org ... More >>