Category Archives: News & Sports

Don’t Miss Lucha Vavoom’s Circo de Vampiros this Wednesday!

It’s almost time for Lucha VaVOOM’s Circo de Vampiros!  What could be better than Mexican wrestling? Or burlesque? How about both! Lucha VaVOOM has made a name for themselves with this genius mash-up. And this year they are adding vampires! And a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Softness of Bodies’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Charlotte Parks lives in Berlin; Charlotte hula hoops; Charlotte is a cyclist, Charlotte is a poet; Charlotte rolls her own cigarettes; Charlotte is a shoplifter and Charlotte is going to face a reckoning . . . maybe, maybe not. Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Brian Banks’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

Brain Banks‘ story is a familiar and a tragic one that has gotten a lot of attention over the years. Now it’s being told in a major feature directed by Tom Shadyac. Tom Shadyac took on this independent project as director … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: SPOT’s Punk Rock and Beach Culture Photo Exhibit “Ride the Wild Wheels” at Pacific Coast Gallery

Last Saturday night there was a party at The Pacific Coast Gallery for the Hermosa Beach punker/skater mural unveiling and the closing of The Sunscreen Film Festival with a movie about Hermosa’s musical history called Jazz vs. Punk. Bonus–SPOT’s 70’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Making Montgomery Clift’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival

The Clash’s The Right Profile comes bubbling through my consciousness whenever the topic of screen legend Montgomery Clift—”Monty”—comes up. The jaunty tune easily catches your attention in a sing-a-long fashion, along with references to the dark undertow that accompanies Clift’s … Continue reading

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Aquabats Rally Fans to Save The World by September 1st at 8PM!

The multi EMMY nominated and winning Aquabats have initiated a Kickstarter campaign for their Legion of Righteous Comrades to bring back The Aquabats! Super Show! This is the kind of show the whole family can enjoy. The Aquabats! Super Show! will be … Continue reading

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Fans Still Remember Marilyn 56 Years After her Death

Marilyn Monroe was officially pronounced dead at her home in Brentwood 56 years ago on this date at the age of 36. Although the official date is August 5th, many people believe she actually died on the 4th. Today fans … Continue reading

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Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2018 ‘Where The Turf Meets The Surf’

The 79th Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack took place July 18, 2018. It included 10 races, the 24th annual hat contest, numerous parties, and a midday singing performance by actor and singer David Hasselholf of Bing Crosby’s “Where The … Continue reading

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Silver Lake and other Communities Continue to Mourn the Tragedy at Trader Joe’s

Photos of the makeshift memorial outside of the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s store (plus one of nearby burger joint Rick’s) taken one week after the July 21 hostage takeover by a gunman and resulting police shootout. This tragedy sadly culminated … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival Opens Thursday to Inspire, Embrace, Empower!

The Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, now in its 5th year, kicks off its 3 day (July 26th thru the 28th) celebration of films that “Inspire, Embrace, Empower” at 8pm on Thursday at the Let Live Theater (916 N. Formosa Ave, LA 90046). … Continue reading

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