Archive for May, 2014

Out with the Grand, In with the New

(May 22, 2014) The grand Budapest Hotel is one of those films that you could watch any time.  It is both happy and sad, kitschy and down to ear...

Netflix Strikes Gold with ‘House of Cards’

(May 19, 2014) Finishing an episode of House of Cards never really means you’re through with it. It’s that captivating. That hauntin...

The Thing About Strings

(May 18, 2014) Strings are not the most wow thing for a lot of people. Confined to the orchestral ghetto, people tend to keep the concept locked ...

‘Real Estate’ Rising, Searching for Rhythm at SF’s Independent

(May 18, 2014) Real Estate’s calming guitar riffs and Shins-esque harmonies, like “All the Same” or “Easy,” are more likely to lure yo...

A Style Native To Vancouver

(May 18, 2014) Native, it might just be the most fashionable shoe to to crawl out of Vancouver since Fluevog. Heresy you say? Quite possible, b...

Time On Television Is Circular

(May 17, 2014) I’d always wondered when America was going to deliver the kind of cop drama to television that left me with the same viscera...

The Cult of Jameson

(May 16, 2014) The cult of Jameson is dictated by the fact that Jameson is just so damn easy to drink!  Not to mention inexpensive… and versa...

Can’t Be Beet

(May 16, 2014) Once reserved for borscht and the inside of cans, beets have made an undisputed comeback in recent years. A red and yellow beet s...

Shorts You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

(May 15, 2014) In the world of web videos, or the ever-vague category of web ‘content’, it’s hard to find anything with substa...

West Hollywood Treasure Trove

(May 15, 2014) When I moved to Los Angeles with nothing but a couple of suitcases, the Melrose Trading Post was the open arms that welcomed me. ...

The Bus

(May 14, 2014) Writer and illustrator Paul Kirchner has been around the block. He’s penned comic strips for famous funnies, designed toys...

Everything New and Nothing New

(May 14, 2014) Before I was in a long-term monogamous relationship, I thought everything about old perceptions of romance had changed. People ge...

The Shifting Sands Of Relationships

(May 13, 2014) So, I met a girl recently, she makes me very happy. But the means in which I met her were not likely the manner in which I would h...

Dallas Buyers Club

(May 13, 2014) The thought of watching someone die of AIDS is not exactly appealing.  But there are so many beautiful moments that can happen d...

Edison Strikes Back

(May 12, 2014) Just when you thought the era of Thomas Edison’s omnipresent incandescent lightbulb was about to come to an end, along come...