Andrew YoussefBilly Corgan wants YOU to join Smashing PumpkinsEver dream of being in Smashing Pumpkins? Then chances are you remember worshipping Beavis and Butt-head, proudly owning a beeper and having to buy/rent/borrow/steal a VHS tape to enjoy porn. Good times!Which you can kinda sorta relive ... More >>
I met Cathy and Elliott Pavlos, architects-turned-restaurateurs, and owners of Irvine's Lucca café and deli, during their Wine and Cheese Pairing 101 at Bloomingdales on Saturday. I had been envisaging a low-key gathering of shoppers and foodies (not that they're mutually exclusive, I hasten to add ... More >>
There's really only one, isn't there?
I mean, sure, if you live near an L.A. art-house theater, you can and should go see SON OF RAMBOW, unless you already caught it at the Newport Beach fest. But I don't need to tell you what the main movie to see this weekend is.
[Adopting Beavis and Butt-head v ... More >>
The publicists for STEEP seemed rather anxious for me to write about it, though I'm not entirely sure why – it's not my kind of film at all. I offer that as a caveat, in anticipation of those who will tell me that I just don't get it, because in some ways, I don't. I find it amusing that once upon ... More >>
Am I really supposed to be here?
The event: A party for the reopening of the ballrooms in the Anaheim Hilton, and the ongoing renovations (“Redressed for Success”) in all the rooms.
The guests: Rich businesspeople, mostly wearing suits that look like they cost several months worth of my sala ... More >>
It's 1:30 a.m. late Friday night, and I'm lying on a sheet of cardboard in the back of a minivan, headed God knows where, amid sliding packages of toys, many of them mine that I've hauled around all day in addition to the laptop slowly eating its way through my shoulder till it will eventually cleav ... More >>
In our current New Film Reviews, you'll find Robert Abele's take on Mike Judge's new film Idiocracy. It's not exactly a rave, but we've slammed other films much harder 'round here:
The strange irony of Fox off-loading the new (yet long-completed) Mike Judge comedy without screenings, trail ... More >>