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Movie Review: “Kelly & Cal”

Kelly & Cal, directed by Jen McGowan, is about the unlikely friendship between unhappy new mom Kelly (Juliette Lewis) and depressed teen in a wheelchair Cal (Jonny Weston) that takes a few turns in the wrong direction, even as it helps … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Walk Among Us

Back when Misfits Walk Among Us album first came out I had heard of the Misfits, but was skeptical about buying any of their music. I wasn’t used to a “punk” band that was so heavy into their image. It … Continue reading

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Sexy + Betsey = Spray + Play

Over at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week Wednesday, Sexy Hair teamed up with Betsey Johnson to create lavish, modern-day Marilyn Monroe looks for Johnson’s Spring 2015 Fashion “Marriage Equality” stunner show. I love Betsey – I interviewed her here once – and … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Monstrous Bodies”

Monstrous Bodies, subtitled “Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction”, is an academic work by June Pulliam, published by McFarland. When I first saw the cover, I immediately thought of the Ginger Snaps movie trilogy, because the first movie especially … Continue reading

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Ventura’s Upcoming Blues and Brews Festival Promises a Weekend of Stellar Blues Music, Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ

The weekend of September 20 and 21, a short drive up to Ventura will yield a great weekend of beer, BBQ and music. In conjunction with Ventura Beer Week, September 14 to 21, the California Beer Festival starts off Saturday … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Comic-Con

July of 2007 I made the trek out to San Diego to attend the Comic-Con show. This was one of the more overwhelming experiences of my life On Saturday, July 31, 2007, there was something like 150,000 people crammed into … Continue reading

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Middle Aged Rebel: Public Appearances

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Movie Review: Levitated Mass

Early on in Levitated Mass, the new documentary film by Doug Pray, about the monolithic sculpture of the same name by sculptor/’earth artist’ Michael Heizer, one of the early donors to the project proclaims that “nothing [looks] less like art than … Continue reading

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Levitated Mass / A Documentary

When my husband Dave and I lived in Los Angeles, we lived within walking distance of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Although I wasn’t one of the hundreds of people who stayed awake until the wee hours … Continue reading

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The Standells: Larry Tamblyn is Still Rocking with ‘Dirty Water’ and Fresh New Tunes

Tiki Oasis, held in San Diego earlier this month, featured lots of great entertainment along with great rum, parties and seminars. The capper to the event was the performance of the Standells, one of the most iconic of the 1960′s … Continue reading

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