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2008 Stories by TOM CHILD

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  • Wild Style

    published October 23, 2008

    Jack Hanna became a household name thanks to his frequent, always entertaining appearances on Late Night With David Letterman, exotic... More >>

  • Che-ades of Gray

    published October 23, 2008

    Few historical figures are as divisive as Che Guevara. Hailed by some as a leftist revolutionary hero, Guevara has inadvertantly had his iconic... More >>

  • [Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'Evil Dead 2,' 'Carrie,' 'Dracula,' More

    published October 23, 2008

    Movie of the Week:Evil Dead 2While the previous film may have started the franchise, director Sam Raimi... More >>

  • [Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'Ghostbusters,' 'Night of the Living Dead,' More

    published October 16, 2008

    Movie of the Week:GhostbustersArguably one of the funniest comedies of the... More >>

  • Dark Indeed

    published October 16, 2008

    The best children’s films are the ones that make the viewer question whether or not they are actually appropriate for children. By combining... More >>

  • To Heir is Human

    published October 16, 2008

    In the mood for a light-hearted play about wacky upper-class debutantes and their carefree, devilishly irresponsible romps? Then don’t see... More >>

  • Major Talent

    published October 16, 2008

    For a generation of principled punkers, the name Ian MacKaye inspires devotional awe. As founding member of both seminal straight-edge band Minor... More >>

  • Open Minded

    published October 16, 2008

    Open Mics are the great leveling ground, participatory democracy in action, a place where with enough courage (liquid or otherwise), anyone can... More >>

  • [Best of OC 2008 Post Cards] Arts & Culture: Greetings From Robert Dean Nuñez

    published October 9, 2008

    This stalwart of the boards has been gracing the stages of Orange County (primarily Fullerton’s STAGEStheatre) since his days as a... More >>

  • [Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'The Haunting,' 'American Graffiti,' More

    published October 9, 2008

    Movie of the Week:The HauntingThe original (and superior) version. Parapsychologist Dr. Markway enlists... More >>

  • Bat News

    published October 9, 2008

    Apparently, the worst fears of cultural conservatives in the wake of California’s gay-marriage legalization actually came true years ago.... More >>

  • Endless Warcraft

    published October 9, 2008

    As the outside world grows increasingly terrifying, it seems more and more people are turning to the world of gaming in an effort to take their... More >>

  • [Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'Iraq for Sale,' 'The Matrix,' More

    published October 2, 2008

    Movie of the Week:Iraq for Sale: The War ProfiteersDocumentary filmmaker Robert... More >>

  • Rabbit Hole

    published October 2, 2008

    The Matrix blew a lot of minds upon its 1999 release, with its innovative special effects and a story line that perfectly captured the... More >>

  • Eastern Promise

    published October 2, 2008

    Korea and Vietnam have always shared a cross-cultural relationship, but as the countries continue to establish themselves as significant players... More >>

  • Get Along

    published September 25, 2008

    The battle between goofy- and regular footing has torn the world of professional skateboarding asunder. As insults and bullets are hurled back and... More >>

  • Art v. Commerce

    published September 25, 2008

    Collaborative art is so fraught with potential disaster it’s amazing it ever succeeds at all. The battles between the person who originated... More >>

  • No, God!

    published September 25, 2008

    There may not be any atheists in foxholes, but there will be a hell of a lot of them on the Queen Mary this weekend as the Atheist Alliance... More >>

  • Silent But Deadly

    published September 25, 2008

    While Bruce Lee and the Shaw Brothers may have popularized kung-fu films in 1970s America, the genre certainly didn’t start in that decade.... More >>

  • Key Party

    published September 25, 2008

    Perhaps the greatest cinematic portrayal of the nearly lost art of dueling pianos comes in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? as Daffy and Donald... More >>

  • [Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'The Gold Rush,' 'Purple Rain,' More

    published September 18, 2008

    Movie of the Week:The Gold RushCharlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in this... More >>

  • Point Taken

    published September 18, 2008

    Given the intense amount of practice, concentration, and sheer physical stamina and strength it takes to perform ballet, it’s odd that it... More >>

  • Rock & Parole

    published September 18, 2008

    Los Angeles based 10-piece Jail Weddings (under the more-than-capable guidance of ex-Starvations/Fortune’s Flesh member Gabe Hart) have been... More >>

  • Blanket Statement

    published September 18, 2008

    Being Americans, we can appreciate art that has not only form, but function as well. Beautiful and snuggly, quilts have been around longer than... More >>

  • Shake 'n' Bake

    published September 18, 2008

    Brazilian dance-rock ensemble CSS came to national attention (as many bands do nowadays) after their song “Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex”... More >>

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