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2012 Stories by Joe Lapin

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  • Halloween Party

    published March 22, 2012

    Big-industry Hollywood is all about the bottom line—just look at monstrosity John Carter. Millions of dollars are down the drain and another... More >>

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    published March 15, 2012

    So you want to go to a movie—but check out the prices at corporate movie theaters: twelve bucks for a ticket and seven for popcorn. And the... More >>

  • OC Music Awards Ceremony

    published March 1, 2012

    It’s that time of the year again—the OC Music Awards are here. And instead of watching award ceremonies where guys like Jimmy Fallon... More >>

  • The Legend of Robin Hood

    published March 1, 2012

    Imagine a modern day Robin Hood: someone like Tyler Durden, devastatingly good looking and tough as Cool Hand Luke. And instead of robbing the... More >>

  • Frank Caliendo

    published February 23, 2012

    At one time or another, nearly every comedian has worked an impression into the routine. It’s a tough skill, leaving some to fall flat in... More >>

  • G. Love & Special Sauce

    published February 16, 2012

    Like many great musicians, location is a major influence to their sound. Jack Johnson’s mellow voice and reggae rhythms take listeners to a... More >>

  • Kevin Nealon

    published January 26, 2012

    You know that song that goes, “If you like Piña Coladas?” Well, it turns out that Rupert Holmes—the guy who wrote... More >>

  • Long Beach Writers Read

    published January 19, 2012

    Imagine you’re sitting in Portfolio, the coolest coffee shop in the LBC, listening to espresso machines whistling like old train engines. ... More >>

  • Vertigo

    published January 12, 2012

    It’s easy to recognize triumphant contemporary actor-and-director duos like Hanks and Spielberg—but if you want to be a real movie... More >>

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