• Film

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    The Best Movies of 2013

    Yes, Gravity makes it. Also, a superior sex comedy

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    Marjane Satrapi Says There Is No Clash of Cultures

    The writer/director on east, west, and how all stories are autobiography

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Kasugai Konpeito Candy

    Edwin Goei‚ÄčName: Kasugai Konpeito Candy Origin: Japan Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $2.49 Ingredients: Sugar, FD & C Yellow No. 5, FD & C Yellow No. 6, FD & C Blue No. 1. Why I Bought It: Moth balls. They first looked like moth balls. Further research revealed that these cand ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006


    Not since Mein Kampf has there been such an unabashed outpouring of disgusting personal prejudices. Vickie Changs hypocrisy is almost amusing

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Zoom Zoom

    Cars quickens the pulse, stops to smell the roses

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Over the Hedge and Under the Radar

    Mapping todays kiddie-movie landscape

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Faceless Shreds, Secret Sorrow

    Buckethead returns from the mountaintop

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Turning Japanese

    Anime, superheroes and the outsourcing of the American imagination