Category Archives: Books

The Amityville House Gets Repossessed: An Interview with Actress Diane Franklin

Over the years, the name Amityville has conjured up images of murder and the supernatural, with the infamous house’s formerly triangular-eyed windows casting a shadow on countless posters, movies and books covers. From the first horror movie in 1979, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Boy and His Dog at The End of The World”

“A Boy and His Dog at The End of The World” by C. A. Fletcher—unrelated to Harlan Ellison’s “A Boy and His Dog” and its famous film adaptation—is the story of young Griz, who lives with his family on a … Continue reading

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“What Does Regret Mean?” Book Release with Gibby Haynes and David Yow 5/18/19

An interesting event at the Zebulon Cafe in Frogtown celebrating the release of the book “Butthole Surfers What Does Regret Mean?” The book focuses on graphics and photos with a smaller bit of text from those who experienced the band. … Continue reading

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Things we Loved this Week 4/19/19

Killing Eve I am only a few episodes in to the first season, but I am loving this series on HULU. The second season is already streaming on BBC America. I have grown tired of watching women get victimized by … Continue reading

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LA Times Book Festival is Happening NOW! Recommendations for Sunday

Since 1996 The LA Times Book Festival has presented readings by esteemed authors, informational panels, interviews and performances featuring every genre of literature imaginable. This year also features the return of Newstory, which highlights storytelling “beyond the book.” This event category … Continue reading

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LA Times Book Festival is Happening NOW! Recommendations for Saturday

Since 1996 The LA Times Book Festival has presented readings by esteemed authors, informational panels, interviews and performances featuring every genre of literature imaginable. This year also features the return of Newstory, which highlights storytelling “beyond the book.” This event category … Continue reading

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Things we Loved this Week 4/5/19

This Teaser for OFF!’s upcoming film, Watermelon. This is the funniest thing I have seen all week. I always felt that Steven McDonald was the quintessential punk rock comic actor, but I don’t know…Dimitri Coats is like the Olivier of being … Continue reading

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Local Artist Alex “Ali” Gonzalez Creates a Tribute to Lost Icons at Hollywood and Highland

Alex “Ali” Gonzalez is a photographer, illustrator and muralist who hails from Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley. His first mural, John F. Kennedy, was created as a gift to his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School. Since … Continue reading

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Events to Honor and Celebrate Black History Month

Black History is World History. Black History Parade and Festival in Altadena & Pasadena February 16, 2019   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  FREE The 37th annual Black History Parade and Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White … Continue reading

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Upcoming At NAMM 2019

That’s right campers, it’s time for that venerable annual show, NAMM 2019 in Anaheim. There are going to be many noteworthy events this year, but rather than telling you about them all after the event, I thought I would bring … Continue reading

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