Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has an almost childlike quality about him. He appears to approach his surroundings with the brimming excitement of a kid who is just about to open a present and the sincerity of someone who hasn't been in this business for over 20 years.
The moment people recogniz ... More >>
Most cocktail jazz gigs are not particularly rewarding on an artistic level, but they aren't supposed to be. They pay well but they usually go on for too long and most people there aren't listening to you. Of course, there are benefits. I once played a solo gig on a white piano surrounded by roses w ... More >>
When Squid Ink was born back in 2009, Lou Amdur, the owner of the wine bar, LOU was one of the first experts we turned to. No matter the question -- be it of terroir, or amphorae or why wine geeks use puzzling descriptors -- he never made us feel dumb for asking it. His answers took us near (Wine Ex ... More >>
Eva has deep immigration knowledge (we kid).President Obama is having prominent Angeleno Latinos over to his Casablanca today for a little talk on immigration.
Among the invitees are Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria, fellow actresses Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera, and local radio hero ... More >>
I didn't go to the Streamy Awards, but I did follow it on Twitter (I am already living in a hyper-connected future that doesn't require actually leaving my house.) Judging only by how the event was reported in 140 character bites, it seems like there were two ways to look at the gala awards f ... More >>
Alexia TsotsisNeil Patrick Harris on stage at the Streamy AwardsOn approach the Wadsworth Theatre looked like it'd been swarmed Saturday night. Upon closer inspection the over 1300 people in attendance were as glamorous as glam could get at a first annual award show, and the critical mass was indica ... More >>