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2007 Stories by TOM CHILD

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  • Special Screenings

    published December 27, 2007

    Movie of the week:  Rocky Horror Picture Show.What screams post-Christmas cheer more than... More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published December 20, 2007

    Movie of the week:  The Wild Bunch. Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent western remains one of the classics of the... More >>

  • Axe Man

    published December 6, 2007

    Few things are as classically American as the Fender guitar. Just a hair over 60 years old, the Fullerton-based Fender company has consistently... More >>

  • Red and Green Dance Belts

    published December 6, 2007

    Tchaikovskys reliable classic ballet comes to the Barclay this week, presented by Festival Ballet Theatre, with guest artists from the American... More >>

  • Fabulous!

    published December 6, 2007

    It's the day after Christmas, and the absolute last thing you want to see is anything to do with fruitcake, out-of-town relatives or that tree... More >>

  • Farmers' Market

    published December 6, 2007

    While most of the country is battling face-melting heatwaves, desperate for some decent weather, we're sitting pretty out here on the coast.... More >>

  • Eat Your Meat

    published December 6, 2007

    There are basically two kinds of Pink Floyd fans: Syd Barrett lovers and those who appreciate the more commercially successful work of Roger... More >>

  • Come Together

    published December 6, 2007

    Disillusioned with commercialized, mainstream, winter-holiday offerings such as Christmas and Hanukkah? Afraid to celebrate Solstice for fear... More >>

  • Don’t Call Me Shirley

    published December 6, 2007

    Quite possibly one of the funniest films known to man, Airplane! at the very least contains the highest joke-to-plot ratio of any film ever... More >>

  • In Excess Deo

    published December 6, 2007

    Is it just us, or has Christmas become pretty understated these past few years? Walk outside, and there's barely any sign of the holiday. Sure,... More >>

  • Work it

    published December 6, 2007

    So, it looks like you put on some weight over the holidays. You can admit it. It's not like we haven't been talking about it a bit at the... More >>

  • Sobriety Now

    published December 6, 2007

    Nothing screams drunken, disastrous abandon quite like New Year's Eve. Traditionally, the night to devastate your brain cells-and your... More >>

  • Rocky Roads

    published December 6, 2007

    Those of us who missed the Pogues' recent shows in Los Angeles can be comforted knowing that hard-partying Irish music has not yet left these... More >>

  • Innocence Lost

    published December 6, 2007

    Enough ink has been spilled over the distasteful direction that George Lucas' career has taken of late, so we'll spare the vitriol and focus... More >>

  • Hell, No

    published December 6, 2007

    In case you haven’t heard, this country is still at war. Finger-pointing will continue long after anyone primarily involved has retired to a... More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published November 1, 2007

    Movie of the week: The Sophisticated Misfit More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published October 4, 2007

    Movie of the week: Sahara More >>

  • CD Review

    published September 27, 2007

    The Blank Tapes, Daydreams More >>

  • Ripping Apart Phone Books

    published September 20, 2007

    Personal Training at the Brea Fitness Center More >>

  • CD Review

    published September 6, 2007

    Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam (Domino) More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published September 6, 2007

    Movie of the week: The Killers More >>

  • CD Review

    published August 30, 2007

    Magnolia Electric Co., Sojourner (Secretly Canadian) More >>

  • Special Screenings

    published August 30, 2007

    Movie of the week: Baraka More >>

  • Carol On

    published August 23, 2007

    The holidays are one time when familiarity does not always breed contempt, which is why all across the country, the theatrical adaptation of A... More >>

  • Helmet Hair

    published August 23, 2007

    Before we go any further, let's just have a moment of silence for the great one: Evel Knievel. The man who brought new heights of showmanship... More >>

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