That's right folks, it's Mardi Gras. The day before Lent kicks off with the solemn Ash Wednesday where absurdly excessive partying hits its absolute peak. Of course, whether you're a Catholic or not, Fat Tuesday is a fantastic excuse to cut loose and have the absolute most fun one can have on a Tues ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on Disney's response and five surprising allegations from Boudlal v. Disney. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 9:17 A.M.: At 10:30 this morning, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the law offices of Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick ar ... More >>
Ash Wednesday was upon us before I really realized it, which meant I had to fast.Of course, fasting is a relative term; Muslims actually fast, abstaining from all food and water from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Christians in general and Catholics in particular don't come remotely close to a ... More >>
Have you noticed that every time Panda Express introduces a new dish, they give it away first? You could almost call it the pusher business model: let them have the first hit free, and they'll come back for more.They've done it for every recent product launch I can recall. From the Hone ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, why do Mexican Catholics keep ashes on their foreheads after Ash Wednesday?
I haven't been excited by any music in a long, long time. Wait, wait. Was that pretentious enough for you? No? Well, how about this: I haven't been excited by any new music in a long, long time. But Friday night's My Morning Jacket show at the House of Blues, Anaheim was the first concert in awhi ... More >>
Providence's Elvis Perkins plays Club NME at Spaceland tonight, along with Pernice Brothers. Perkins' despondent (yet somehow soothing) vocals are somewhat reminiscent of crooners Jeff Buckley, Colin Meloy (eh) or Rufus Wainwright—but minus all that excessive theatricality. And recently sign ... More >>