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5. She Swims! She Walks! She Dances!
Those who know The Little Mermaid mainly from the Disney film may want to touch base with the Hans Christian Andersen ... More >>
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Most of the blathering this year about the death of the movies has already evaporated from the mind, like so much inert gas. But one gnomic pronouncement endures: Leos Carax describing cinema as "a beautiful island with a cemetery" fol ... More >>
Vito Corleone has his cat. Dr. Evil has Mr. Bigglesworth. Jabba the Hut has whatever this thing is. Even Hitler had a German Shepard named Blondi.
Villains throughout history have had pets. It's an easy way to humanize them, so that they're not just mustache-twisting caricatures. Sometimes they're ... More >>
On comedian James Adomian's debut album Low Hangin' Fruit, his celebrity impressions are so well-developed that it's sometimes hard to tell where they end and when his true voice begins. After honing his craft at Groundlings and the UCB Theater, the 32 year-old L.A. native has made his mark in rece ... More >>
This week, creatures in crocheted suits wander Barnsdall Park, a role-player tries to make a virtual battle real, and an artist digs up the dark side of Google Street View.
5. Handmade monsters
When I first met artist Zac Monday, he was crocheting a cashmere scarf in a coffee shop. The scarf was so ... More >>
Women clearly have an ambivalent relationship with Disney characters. In question 12 of our sex survey, UCLA vs. USC: Who's Sluttier?, we asked about the worst date movies, and Disney films were named again and again by our female respondents: The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog and "anyth ... More >>
Pulse2Back up off my slot, StewartAll the bleeding gingerhearts on Team Coco finally lay down their arms tonight.
After 10 months following "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," Conan O'Brien fans will gather J.Bieb-style outside the Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, w ... More >>
For beachside locals, Santa Monica Place provided the quintessential mall experience throughout the '80's and '90's. (Fun fact: it was featured for mall scenes in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink and Beverly Hills, 90210).
At some point, though, it started to seem comparatively shabby n ... More >>
Under Arizona's new (and honest-to-god real) law banning "animal human hybrids," a whole lot of pop-cultural characters would be considered illegal. The law prohibits anyone in the state from "creating or attempting to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization of a human ... More >>
Sunday night, Fleeting Projects, the monthly series of one-night-only shows at Renee's Courtyard Cafe, brought together Futurama animators Aimee Major Steinberger, Crystal Chesney-Thompson and Derek Thompson for "Folklore." Each artist displayed their fairy tale-inspired work in separate rooms decor ... More >>