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2010 Stories by AMANDA PARSONS

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  • Hamlet

    published December 30, 2010

    Can’t afford to jet off to London to fulfill your Shakespearean fix? Yeah, neither can the rest of us. But thanks to the glory of technology,... More >>

  • Salute to Vienna

    published December 30, 2010

    Every New Year’s Eve, singletons face the same nightmare scenario—ending the countdown with no one to kiss. Instead of drinking yourself... More >>

  • Night at the Opera

    published December 23, 2010

    They were the original Blue Collar Comedians—In 1935, the cheeky Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo and Chico) starred in a film of love, music... More >>

  • Disney on Ice

    published December 23, 2010

    Although it may sound like the most magical cocktail you’ve ever imagined, Disney On Ice is actually an ice-skating performance. With all the... More >>

  • OC Underground Burlesque Society Farewell Show

    published December 16, 2010

    All good things must come to an end, and so it is that the Orange County Underground Burlesque Society is hanging up their nipple tassels and... More >>

  • Revenge of the Space Pandas

    published December 9, 2010

    Garage Theatre may not put on shows in an actual garage, but its venue is as cramped as one. No stage exists, and during packed shows, some... More >>

  • AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show

    published December 2, 2010

    It is an unfortunate reality that you can't pick your family, and even more saddening that they are so hard to train, but it is because of these... More >>

  • Wyland Foundation Surfin' Santas

    published November 25, 2010

    When world-famous whale painter Wyland announces the arrival of surfing Santas, most people tend to look confused. But to those in the know,... More >>

  • Home Alone

    published November 25, 2010

    When Macaulay Culkin slapped both sides of his face and adorably screamed from the pain of aftershave in the wildly successful film Home Alone ,... More >>

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    published November 18, 2010

    ’Tis the season for Christmas carols—and no one does carolling like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Backed by an over-the-top visual... More >>

  • Unwritten Law

    published November 18, 2010

    For the past decade, San Diego’s Unwritten Law have fought through more than their fair share of adversity. Since releasing seven... More >>

  • A Night With...Karen Blixen

    published November 11, 2010

    Joe Sorren is the kind of artist whose work can transport viewers to their childhood imaginations. Filled with whimsical, delicate, imaginary... More >>

  • The Lion in Winter

    published November 11, 2010

    In The Lion in Winter audiences are transported to the age of King Henry II of England, to take a curious glance at a typical Christmas... More >>

  • Interruption

    published November 11, 2010

    Joe Sorren is the kind of artist whose work can transport viewers to their childhood imaginations. Filled with whimsical, delicate, imaginary... More >>

  • Dennis Miller: The Big Speech

    published November 4, 2010

    The idea of a conservative-libertarian talk radio host/SNL comedian/NFL commentator may seem like an oxymoron, but these are the many persona that... More >>

  • Interruption Opening Reception

    published November 4, 2010

    Joe Sorren is the kind of artist whose work can transport viewers to their childhood imaginations. Filled with whimsical, delicate, imaginary... More >>

  • Becky Shaw

    published October 28, 2010

    Blind date: perhaps the two most cringe-inducing words in the English language. And when you watch the story of Becky Shaw , the latest theatrical... More >>

  • Circa Survive

    published October 28, 2010

    When Circa Survive describe their sound as “wet with a little bit of sharp,” perhaps you’d expect something mellow peppered with a... More >>

  • Plants and Animals

    published October 14, 2010

    Montreal golden boys Plants and Animals’ first release, Parc Avenue , was a hybrid of Arcade Fire-esque harmonies and crisp, powerful... More >>

  • Ducks vs. Canucks Home Opener

    published October 7, 2010

    Now that the Anaheim Ducks have retired their best player, Scott Niedermayer, and their aging hockey veterans are dropping like it’s hunting... More >>

  • The Goonies

    published September 30, 2010

    In 1985, Steven Spielberg had a stroke of genius. He combined a disfigured man-child with a candy bar fetish, a move known as the Truffle... More >>

  • I Loved Lucy

    published September 30, 2010

    After Lucy and Desi broke the Nation’s hearts with their divorce, Lucille Ball married her producer in 1961. Her new husband’s cousin,... More >>

  • Ratatat

    published September 23, 2010

    Mike Stroud and Evan Mast aren’t your typical musical duo. By all accounts, it’s unlikely that they would be making such a splash in the... More >>

  • Doubt

    published September 16, 2010

    Rumors are everywhere—and whether true or not, can do irreversable damage. John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt... More >>

  • Santa Monica: The Art of Summer

    published September 9, 2010

    It’s just one county over, but Los Angeles seems a world away. With the quirky headshop-lined Venice boardwalk and the majesty of the Santa... More >>

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