Category Archives: Books

Face Time with Face to Face: Gallery and Book Signing to Celebrate 25 Years of So Cal Punk

“Face to Face: 25 Years of So Cal Punk,” an art exhibit, book signing and reception, will be at The Last Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 7 – 9 pm. The collaborative event by Sugar Press and book … Continue reading

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American Girl: an Interview with Roxanne Fontana

“Well, she was an American girl, raised on promises. She couldn’t help thinking that there was a little more to life, somewhere else. After all it was a great big world, with lots of places to run to. And if … Continue reading

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Almost, Almost Famous at The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Just in case you think I stopped attending events at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis, here you go!  Last night I was in attendance at the gallery for none other than the man who inspired me to pick … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of a Lucky Man, Greg Lake: 1947-2016

“The greatest music is made for love, not for money.”-Greg Lake And let me assure you that Greg meant every word of it, too. Every word. Greg Lake lived to make music; music that he truly loved. Quality music. He … Continue reading

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From “Hot Lips” to Animal Humanitarian; Loretta Swit Unveils Latest Book on Birthday and 45-Year M.A.S.H. Anniversary!

On Sunday November 5th, a most legendary book signing, exhibit unveiling, and birthday celebration was in full swing at the opulent Max Factor building-turned-Hollywood museum.  Yes, while you were all cursing the rush hour traffic only to remember it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everything is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll by Richard Lloyd

“One of the greatest guitarists ever: the truly unique Richard Lloyd.”- Johnny Marr Singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso Richard Lloyd was the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band Television. He has also enjoyed solo success since the 1980s. His new … Continue reading

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Among the Dead with Author Caleb Wilde

  It’s Dias de los Muertos time here in Los Angeles and many other places touched by the goofy-syncretic Catholic paganism we associate with seeing our besties, our daily barrista, and even our bosses en calavera, surrounded by bouquets of … Continue reading

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Budd Friedman’s New Book ‘The Improv’ Chronicles Stand-up Comedy’s Greatest

The history of stand-up comedy in the US would be a lot different without Budd Friedman. In his new book, The Improv, Budd, along with co-author Tripp Whetsell, tells about the evolution of stand-up, from the days of the Catskills … Continue reading

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“Anne Bonny: The Infamous Female Pirate”

Anne Bonny is perhaps the most famous woman who disguised herself as a man and became an actual Pirate of The Caribbean. Thanks to a sensationalist version of her life story written by one Captain Charles Johnson in 1724, she … Continue reading

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J.M. Lee’s “The Dark Crystal” Prequel Novels

You have probably heard by now that a prequel to beloved ’80s fantasy film “The Dark Crystal” is coming soon to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode series. Featuring all Jim Henson Creature Shop/Brian Froud beasties, “The Dark Crystal: Age of … Continue reading

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