The cannabis industry has its own "F" word. Instead of the letter "F," the letter is "H," and the word is "high." High raises every conceivable negative historical, governmental and media-conceived stereotype. Along with its twin cousins — "buzzed" and "stoned" — we have the three horses of the stigma-enhancing cannabis apocalypse.
Musical parodies of pop culture movie faves have been so done. But that doesn't mean they still can't slay, especially when they gather four of the drag world's most talented and treacherous queens in the lead roles. Mean Gays, a musical parody of Tina Fey's hit Mean Girls, features some true superstar queens in its lead roles. L.A. Weekly spoke with drag star Willam, who takes on the coveted Regina George role.
Booksmart, the feature directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, is a snarky coming-of-age comedy about two high school seniors (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) who decide to rebel against their bookish personae and party hardy on their last day of classes. The four-person writing team consists of Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay serve as executive producers. The film has accrued almost unanimous positive reviews since its premiere at South by Southwest in March.
Tim Youd makes lavishly textured abstract and word-based paintings, but to classify him as a painter ignores a massive territory in his interdisciplinary practice which involves literature, durational site-specific performances, and aesthetic physical artifacts generated therewith. In brief, Youd chooses important books and re-types them…
Known for its award-winning Greg Norman burger and famous CrazyShake milkshakes, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes opened its first California location in Downtown Disney to much fanfare over the weekend with celebrity Chef Gale Gand and "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens, debuting an enhanced fast-casual service style that is a first for the worldwide brand.