One of traditional decorating elements in Roman trattorias (besides the red and white checked tablecloths, uncomfortable chairs and over bright lighting) are framed photographs of "celebrity" clients. These can often date back decades and whether or not you recognize the face in the frame, it's kind ... More >>
For the past eight years, Los Angeles metal band Graf Orlock have been culling samples and dialogue from action movies like Predator and Lethal Weapon into a manic concoction of noise, punk and grindcore that they call "cinemagrind." The group twists seemingly innocuous dialogue from these badass fl ... More >>
SonyDespite the brilliance of Moneyball as a baseball movie -- a really cheesy moment exists in the film.
Looking to rally moviegoers this weekend is the feature adaptation of Michael Lewis 2003 tome Moneyball, which dramatizes the resurrection of the 2002 underdogs, the Oakland A's, under th ... More >>
CANNES, FRANCE. The 64th Cannes Film Festival provided an exceptionally rich and varied slate and the jury--headed by Robert De Niro--proved both gracious and judicious in dividing their prizes among eight films.
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"As you might have expected, A-Frame, in what looks like an old IHOP tricked out with enough pine and track lighting to make it resemble a ski chalet, is pretty different from the legion of gastropubs." First Bite: Take the A ... More >>
â€‹And the Oscar for Best Wine goes to....As Academy Awards' speeches go, the one given by Robert De Niro on Saturday night stands head and shoulders above the rest. Oenaphiles, sommeliers and vignerons in particular should take note: there's a new wine critic in town. "You talkin' to me?"
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Retro: State and federal authorities up and down California and over to Vegas have busted up a big non-cigarette tobacco ring that allegedly avoided paying taxes -- $35 million in California excise taxes.
A bevy of state and federal agencies were involved in the three-year investigation, rac ... More >>
"This is Machete, with special Cinco de Mayo message ... to Arizona," says Los Angeles-based actor Danny Trejo, in character as "Machete," the antihero in the Robert Rodriguez film of the same name. The movie, with shades of the Arizona immigration-law battle, also stars Robert De Niro (as a Sherif ... More >>
Tonight PBS will air "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement," a concert honoring Black History Month that was taped at Obama's crib last Tuesday. As the WSJ reports, the show was supposed to have been taped yesterday but was hastily rescheduled beca ... More >>
That's armoire.If filling your abode with cootie-covered furnishings and tableware from a hotel sounds as unsavory to you as it does to us, hold that thought: Goods from the Hotel Bel-Air are up for sale, and the cooties you end up with might have belonged to Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Taylor ... More >>
With the state teetering on economic Gotterdammerung and its water supplies evaporating by the week, it's comforting to know that we can rely on silly lawsuits to keep on proliferating. Readers will remember how Millennium Films, the makers of Righteous Kill, last year's car bomb starring Al Pacino ... More >>