University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, which was established in 1996, has come a long way in a relatively short time, being mentioned in Hollywood and academic circles alongside your NYUs, UCLAs and USCs.Part of that speedy rise is due to out-of-the-box-office thinking, such as e ... More >>
It was a good week for the Red Pencil Diaries. We got a new professional comrade over at the Orange County Register, someone who knows a great deal about food (though Neapolitans, like all Italians, eat pizza with a knife and fork and don't have to worry about droopy slice tips); I was excited for t ... More >>
Indie Fest USA, a presentation of domestic and international, short and feature films, comes to "historic" Main Street in Garden Grove Friday through Sunday.Besides screenings in the Colony of Performing Arts, 12962 Main St., the fest promises parties, live music and plenty of grub and drink.
Today's Weekly features a chat with director Jonathan Demme about his third music documentary on rock god Neil Young.Jonathan Demme Gets His Emotion On with Neil Young JourneysBut Village Voice Media's Aaron Hillis doubled down, interviewing Demme and Young together, after they took a stroll through ... More >>
Bluewater Comics has made a name for itself in non-comics circles thanks to its line of biographical books featuring such luminaries as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Nancy Pelosi and Stephenie Meyer. Last week, the publisher released the Fame: Lady Gaga bio comic, and with it, Bluewater d ... More >>
Dave Lieberman heralded the arrival of fava beans at local farmers' markets back in April, and the somewhat elephantine pods are still being found in stacks as the spring and early-summer legume continues its season. Favas aren't the easiest vegetable to prepare--and not because you need to score so ... More >>
Just for fun this week, while trolling Etsy for amazingly awesome things to share with you, I typed the search word "freaky". Boom! I was presented with all kinds of really great, kind of creepy indie crafts, all of which the makers themselves tagged with the search word freaky. Hence, the first of ... More >>