Monthly Archives: October 2011

DVD Review: Dolls (1987)

A car breaks down on an isolated country road. It is not only a dark and stormy night, it is the longest night in the world. The occupants, little Judy and her dysfunctional parents, are forced to seek shelter for … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Haunting

There is a moment just before fear takes over when you freeze, when the body pauses to assess the danger. What was that noise? Was it just the wind? Could something be out there? The Haunting mirrors that experience of … Continue reading

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The Art of Bleeding 10/28

Friday night was the premiere of The Art of Bleeding Halloween Highway 2 at the Steve Allen Theater. It was an art installation, film projection, comedy skit, stand-up, live music, in fact there was everything but trained monkeys, unless you … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Fragile

I have always been a fan of horror stories, primarily those of a particular genre. I am drawn to ghosts, creepy children, unexplained activities and hysterical heroines. I don’t need to see people tortured and beheaded. A slow ascension up a dark, winding … Continue reading

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LA Mag’s 6th Annual Food Event: New Friends

Written with Marga Mayhew and Bob Lee There were so many new restaurants to try at the LA magazine’s Food Event. Even though some restaurants have been around for a while, we haven’t had the opportunity to try them. Our … Continue reading

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LA Mag’s 6th Annual Food Event: Old Favorites

Written with Elise Thompson and Bob Lee LA MAG’s 6th Annual food event seemed to go off without a hitch. The sunshine was a little stronger than usual for this time of year, but they provide ample shade and VOSS provided … Continue reading

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Quinoa Recipe-Flavors of Home

I heard how quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was a super food so of course I was all about it, until I made some.  Reading all the awesome nutritional facts, I gave it a go a few months ago.  I wasn’t that impressed. I always try food … Continue reading

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Food Kick Pick: Quinoa

This weeks kick is Quinoa!  Every time I hear this word I want to do a karate chop or a ninja kick! It’s pronounced keen-wah and if you add an awesome ninja motion while you say it, it sounds/looks like you’re a Japanese … Continue reading

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This is Halloween This is Halloween

This year Halloween is a long weekend chock full of choices. It is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Starting Friday night, there will be Halloween parties and events straight through until Monday night, when Dia de los Muertos will … Continue reading

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Beat Review: The Strange Boys @ The Troubadour 10/26/2011

As a music fan, every then and now you come across a band you fall in love with; a band that writes perfect hooks and lyrics; a band with a particular spirit you can take comfort in and identify with.  … Continue reading

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