METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>
Sexed-up puppets, Nixon and more!
The Diazes: Dennis, Annette and their daughter Lightning (yes, after "Ride the Lightning")Last May, my besties released a wedding video to top all other wedding videos. In it, the bride (a drummer) and groom (a multi-instrumentalist) performed Metallica's "Master of Puppets" in lieu of the first ... More >>
It's been a while since I've watched Saturday morning cartoons, so I don't know if the shows are what they used to be. In my time (and believe it or not, there was a time when the best cartoons weren't on during prime time and were actually geared toward those under the age of 15) the adults mak ... More >>
Mission San Juan Capistrano
When you write for a paper, people just send you stuff, hoping you'll do a story about it. These two big packages came in the OC Weekly mail the other day, addressed to me, presumably because they read my cover story about puppets and thought that somehow I'd be up for a feature on Starbucks' new l ... More >>
Opera Pacifics opera camp students do Wagner with puppets
How retro slide-show artiste Charles Phoenix finds Disneyland in downtown LA