Category Archives: Books

REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Marlowe’ Dominate the Cosmos with ‘School of Night”s ‘Klingon Tamburlaine’

Director Christopher Johnson and The School of Night have brought back their Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 production of “Klingon Tamburlaine” to the Ruby Theater the Complex Hollywood, playing until Saturday, November 9, 2019. Together, with loads of hand-to-hand combat drama … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Strange Cures by Rob Zabrecky… A Valley Boy’s Path from Burbank to Silverlake to the Magic Castle

Just over the hill, the San Fernando Valley has long had the not-quite–warranted reputation as the undesired step child of the Los Angeles basin; a necessary existence, but better not seen and not heard. In the early ’80s, in fact, … Continue reading

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Face It: An Evening of Memories with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

The excitement was palpable at this Live Talks Los Angeles event neat Little Toyko. Lines outside the Aratani Theatre for the snaked through the courtyard, past the steps and onto the sidewalk, in anticipation of seeing Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders … Continue reading

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Brenda Perlin Reads from her New Book at Book Soup

Book Soup has always supported punk readings, and tonight was no different, with readings from Brenda Perlin’s Crime and PUNKishment: Stories and Exclusive Interviews with Rodney Bingenheimer, Jack Grisham, Palmolive of the Slits, Linda Ramone and Captain Sensible. Besides Brenda … Continue reading

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‘Stu and the Kids’ Fundraiser at ‘Vibiana’ Presented a Variety of Asian Flavors and Star Chefs

Each year, Chef Stuart Skversky’s fundraising effort “Stu and the Kids” brings the best of Los Angeles hospitality together to create an exemplary and abundant sampling feast of Asian and Asian-inspired flavors. This year’s Stu and the Kids–now called Flavors of Asia–held in … Continue reading

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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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