This Sunday, June 3rd, the L.A. Filmforum will be hosting the long overdue Los Angeles premiere of Peter Greenaway's Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008) at the Spielberg Theatre (which is housed inside of the Egyptian). And two weeks later, on June 17th, Nightwatching (2007) will also finally be given its ... 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 >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"And when you manage to get into the place, the dim blackness of the dining room -- formerly Tulipe, Jozu and the sushi bar Hamasaku -- flickers like something from a Robert Irwin installation, a re ... More >>
Anne FishbeinA hunk of meat from Salt's Cure.Sometimes, the hive mind is just wrong. Men's Health took a poll to determine the "manliest restaurants in America." With all that blather about "the wisdom of crowds" and whatnot, what did the genius readers of the magazine decide was the most man ... More >>
A self-portrait of Rembrandt.Updated at the bottom: Rembrandt recovered (but no suspects were in custody). First posted at 7:04 a.m. Monday.
It sounded like a scene out of a high-intrigue film about white-gloved burglars, something with the tone of a James Bond caper or The Thomas Crown Affa ... More >>
Courtesy of the Vincent Price Art MuseumVincent Price with his art collection, in the 1950s
"Imagine growing up watching the person you love most being bludgeoned, immolated, dunked in boiling wax...or doing those things to other people," remarks Victoria Price, the willowy daughter of Vincen ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
Dining With David Wade
Author: David Wade
Publisher: None listed; apparently, it's David Wade.
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Bols GeneverBols of OldIn today's age of anything-goes flavored vodka, it's easy to forget the juniper berry roots of all those smoked salmon and banana vodka shots (salmon first, with a double banana chaser). And so we'd like to thank Genever, a gin-like spirit from the Netherlands dating ba ... More >>
5. Dungen-Tio Bitar [Kemado]
Dungen did not tour this record in America. This is because the band's mastermind, Gustav Estjes was rumored to be alone in the snowy Swedish hinterlands, ingesting enough hallucinogens to give Hunter S. Thompson pause, and trying to untangle the beautiful mess of sou ... More >>