EVENTS! Fanny and Alexander on Blu-Ray

FANNY and ALEXANDER on Criterion Blu-Ray… one of the most sumptuous films ever

If you had only one Bergman film for your desert island cache (and you dropped The Seventh Seal overboard by accident), this is the film you would build your new world around. His most accessible work and the colors!!!! The Christmas scenes [...]

Drive Byes: Before and After Meditation

Before and After MEDITATION

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Trixie's Picks: Corn Dawgs!

It appears that there is some controversy about the spelling of “corndog.” Some prefer “corn dog.” Me, it’s one word.


A corn dog is a hot dog sausage coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and deep fried in oil, although some are baked. Almost all corn dogs are served on wooden [...]

40 Forever: Buy Now!

Support your local retailers
One fun way to help the economy is to shop locally. A hand-wrapped holiday gift from a local boutique (sent via US Mail to support your local letter carrier) is much more meaningful than something bought online from a huge corporation. It’s also good for your [...]

EVENTS! We Are Stardust

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian showcases magisterial images of stars and planets light years away from our own…

When Jonathan McDowell first got interested in space when he was a kid, growing up in the United States and England during the space race. “It’s always been a bit of a philosophical thing for me,” he [...]

Events! John Hodgman...That Is All!,0,173688.story

John Hodgman “That Is All” book release with special guests

Where: Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Price: $35, includes copy of book

40 Forever: El día de los muertos

El día de los muertos

My husband and I recently celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Six years ago today, we were honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as the town was getting ready for the día de los muertos/Day of the Dead holiday. Marc and I were [...]