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UCLA Live Presents Neil Gaiman

The prolific creator of comics, novels, film, journalism and poetry spoke to a full house at UCLA Live’s Royce Hall about his work on “Sandman,” “Coraline,” and more. Click here to read the article. Click here to read my other Comics-related articles.

Ethan Banville: standup at the Haha Cafe

Author & television writer Ethan Banville will be performing standup at The Haha Cafe in North Hollywood on Tuesday, December 1st at 7pm. Admission is free.

CSS & Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head at the Echoplex

The first time I went to a show, I had no idea what I was getting into: Sonic Youth at the Living Room in Providence. I walked in and stood right in the middle of the audience, with a perfect view of the stage. The moment they broke into “Mary-Christ“, the crowd erupted, and I […]

Meat Beat Manifesto at the Knitting Factory

My favorite music scene has always been industrial, because like punk, there was not only a community behind the music, but an intersection with philosophy and methodology. To be specific, I’m interested in the deconstruction and reorganization of found elements in order to produce a new meaning, or the "cut-up ". This informed not only […]

SCLA: Stereotypecast

Second City Los Angeles will perform their final showing of Stereotypecast Friday June 27th . I checked the show out with Ursula a few weeks ago and really dug it. The show is a collection of sketches about stereotypes, ranging from everyday occurrences to surreal situations. Ticket are $10 each in cash at the door […]

Queen Kwong at the Echo Curio

Photo by Lou O’Bedlam Sincerity is hard to come by in Echo Park, especially at night. Drive by the Echo any Friday, and you’re bound to see a dozen idiots with tight jeans, mullets, and Loverboy headbands; Bad outfits to convey irony, where the intent is actually to conform. So when I read that Queen […]