The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted attractions; some, like Knott's Scary Farm, are SoCal institutions, and in addition to the mazes and r ... More >>
To save Han Solo, J.J. Abrams must kill Han Solo
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>
Hosting a summer barbecue? Sweet. Hosting a Star Wars-themed summer barbecue? What time should we show up? Here's are five essentials for the ultimate party. May the forks be with you.
NeatoramaYou don't need to be high-chair bound to think food is hilarious. We've got presents for fun-loving cooks and eaters of all ages.
Along with reissues of their early records, Pearl Jam is releasing a documentary this year by their old friend, director Cameron Crowe (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous). Filled with behind-the-scenes footage and performance clips from the 1990s to present day, the film also reveal ... More >>
Flickr user megpiStar Wars cupcakes? Oh, please. The Internet is much more creative than that. So powerful is the draw of the Force that nerds the world over are drawn to make a universe of Star Wars-related foods. Some of them are a little more . . . hmm . . . artisanal than others, but when you ... More >>
Too many sci-fi references, not enough Kristen Wiig in 'Paul'
Courtesy Chance TheaterMark Bartlett as The Who's TommyDuring the intermission of the Chance Theater's production of The Who's Tommy at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founder's Hall Saturday night, I overheard a young lady talking on her cell phone. "Yeah, my boyfriend is playing guitar in t ... More >>
At Comic-Con International 2010, the nerds kept multiplying overnight. This year, the panels were separated into two types: the must-sees and the if-I-get-a-chance-tos. Friday was a bit of the latter--and by Saturday, the stench of nerd BO had officially taken over the building. Aside from the stab ... More >>
Keith MaySuper Girl, super flexible.First discussed in February of this year, and confirmed earlier this week, a documentary about the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego is about to go into production. The team behind it is sort of an all-star roster in the intersection of film and geeks ... More >>
Flickr user Richard MorossHan Leia 4-EverYes, yes, Happy Star Wars Day to you and yours--and what makes today Star Wars Day? "May the fouth be with you." Get it? Aw, nerds. Gotta love them. To celebrate: Presenting some of the neatest wedding cake toppers we've seen yet. And for more informatio ... More >>
Seven years after leaving the industry that made him a star, former comic book wunderkind Rob Liefeld is ready for his heroes to be reborn
Oh hell yeah! Fuckin' Sabbath! YES! Thith ith cool, huh-huh, huh-hu, DUN DUN DAH DAH DAH, DUNANUNANUNA DUN DA DA DAH! Pardon momentary lapse into Butt-head-dom, but considering that the Transformers live-action movie failed to use the obvious theme song, one can never be too sure with Hollywood. Bu ... More >>
Saturday night is costume contest time at Comic-Con.Let's try live-blogging this mofo while vaguely inebriated. Logging in a bit belatedly. Line for free nachoes was huge -- they went instantly. Most costumes so far are cute li'l kids as Huntress, Rayden/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, other similar ... More >>
'And We Dont Give a Damn Whether Your Boobs Are Fake or Not!'
Silent Bob and the Woodster