Occupy the Farm Remembers One of the Movement’s Successes

Ernest Hardy: “Occupy the Farm” opens Friday Nov 21 in Pasadena at the Laemmle Playhouse 7. The film tells the story of 200 urban farmers who plant two acres of crops on a public research farm to save it from becoming a real-estate development. Director Todd Darling and a couple of the farmers will do a Q&A after the 7:50 screening with party to follow. The film runs all week five times daily.

Occupy the Farm

Gone Broke, Behind Enemy Lines

Paul Lojeski: Nothing new here: the same deceit, betrayal and greed that poisoned the first wells, turning vision to rust and ruin.

Behind Enemy Lines

Florence of Suburbia: No Noël Cowardly Literary Lion He

Ed Rampell: While The Vortex certainly has more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy about vanity, adultery, repressed homosexuality, substance abuse and more among an upper class milieu, with its hangers-on.

Noel Cowardly Literary Lion

Dopamine by Lorelei Carlson: Intoxicating Emotions, Hallucinogenic Voice

Patrick O’Heffernan: From the orgasmic darkness of “Dopamine”, Lorelei caresses you languidly with Nirvana’s classic “Rape Me”, her throaty voice gliding nonchalantly through the disturbing lyrics with muted drum beats and soft, sometimes electric synth tones.

Lorelei Carlson

“Happy Kat” McDowell: Songs, Smiles, and Cheers

Patrick O’Heffernan: Born in Japan, raised mostly in New Zealand, with many parts of both cultures inside her, Kat McDowell makes music in both English and Japanese that make you sit up and take notice, or just let you happily tap your feet.

Kat McDowell

Stage

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Florence of Suburbia: No Noël Cowardly Literary Lion He

Ed Rampell: While The Vortex certainly has more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy about vanity, adultery, repressed homosexuality, substance abuse and more among an upper class milieu, with its hangers-on.

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Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary: In-Fidel

Ed Rampell: If the playwright/performer is also going to kvetch about Fidel’s supposed unfulfilled promise to hold free elections, fair enough, but how about mentioning Cuba’s historic role in militarily smashing South Africa’s apartheid forces in southern Africa?

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Film

Occupy the Farm

Occupy the Farm Remembers One of the Movement’s Successes

Ernest Hardy: “Occupy the Farm” opens Friday Nov 21 in Pasadena at the Laemmle Playhouse 7. The film tells the story of 200 urban farmers who plant two acres of crops on a public research farm to save it from becoming a real-estate development. Director Todd Darling and a couple of the farmers will do a Q&A after the 7:50 screening with party to follow. The film runs all week five times daily.

Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything: An Unexpected Celebration of Life

ver the years, time and space have serendipitously come together far too many times at the movies for it to be just happenstance. On these magic yet all too rare occasions my cousin and I bump into each other standing on line in front of a movie theater waiting to see a show. Invariably what […]

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Humor

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Oh My God! I Forgot To Have A Baby!

Treva Brandon: With my feet in the stirrups, he confirmed the worst: I was 43-years-old with diminishing hormone levels, and a fertility window about to shut. If I wanted to get pregnant, I’d have to take immediate action – if it wasn’t already too late.

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Suddenly Single? Talk To The Suddenly Married

Treva Brandon: Who better than me to speak on the subject since I was single for 150 years before I got married? If anyone knows how to be single, how to prepare for it, and how to deal with it, it’s me.

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Music

Lorelei Carlson

Dopamine by Lorelei Carlson: Intoxicating Emotions, Hallucinogenic Voice

Patrick O’Heffernan: From the orgasmic darkness of “Dopamine”, Lorelei caresses you languidly with Nirvana’s classic “Rape Me”, her throaty voice gliding nonchalantly through the disturbing lyrics with muted drum beats and soft, sometimes electric synth tones.

Kat McDowell

“Happy Kat” McDowell: Songs, Smiles, and Cheers

Patrick O’Heffernan: Born in Japan, raised mostly in New Zealand, with many parts of both cultures inside her, Kat McDowell makes music in both English and Japanese that make you sit up and take notice, or just let you happily tap your feet.

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Poetry

Behind Enemy Lines

Gone Broke, Behind Enemy Lines

Paul Lojeski: Nothing new here: the same deceit, betrayal and greed that poisoned the first wells, turning vision to rust and ruin.

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A Long Winter Is Coming

Paul Lojeski: The high black clouds gathering at the border, The roar of angry winds crowding the streets, The cries of people ben by cold intentions, The indifferent army of power marching to war.

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Television

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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House of Cards Promotes Right-Wing Agenda

Randy Shaw: House of Cards glorifies union bashing and entitlement slashing within a political landscape whose absence of activist groups or anyone remotely progressive resembles a Republican fantasy world.

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Spirituality

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Reflections on Love and a Long Marriage

Walter Moss: Love in all its magnificent varieties is the greatest thing in existence, and for a half century I have had someone in my life whom it is easy to love.

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Barbecue Religion

Rev. Jim Nelson: What would you be willing to give your life for? For anything? Where do you draw the line? What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of your faith? For freedom, for truth?

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