The charmingly obnoxious rejection note I inherited in taking over editorship of Santa Monica Review says it all, if frustratingly for recipients: We hope you will find some consolation in the individuality of editorial tastes and in the assurance that, with persistence, good writing will be recogni ... More >>
Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Board of Education president sent the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) a message Thursday revealing all its schools will end animal dissections, according to the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit anti-vivisection group. The district ... More >>
See update at end of this post about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offering to donate "virtual dissection equipment" to Newport-Mesa schools.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 2:15 P.M.: The nonprofit pressuring Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials to intervene to stop Newport Har ... More >>
I remember the first time my young self encountered a flip cat in the wash near my desert home. I took a stick to flip over the dead feline baked hard by the hot sun, saw the fat maggots still gorging themselves after having eaten half of "Whiskers" and ran like hell in fear.More hardening with age ... More >>
Just because some filmmakers were not honored at the gala awards ceremony Saturday night inside a Grand Californian Hotel ballroom, it does not mean the Anaheim International Film Festival was done dishing out trophies.Due to "technical difficulties," a list of audience favorites did not reach th ... More >>
Got my dinner ruined yesterday when local blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt called me--or, rather, his recorded voice. He was urging me to vote yes on Proposition 8. Given the Baby Hughie curse, it gives me hope that this sexual Know Nothing initiative might go down.
On his blog, Hewitt seems to be admittin ... More >>