Entertainment

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is a lovely day

By Tim Posada, 5/21/2015

Speechless. Breathless. Pulse pounding. “Mad Max” began in 1979 as a B-movie that eventually developed a cult following, but “Fury Road” is something new. George Miller, I’m forever grateful you returned to the post-apocalyptic world you know so well. As Nux (Nicholas Hoult) says, “What a day. What a lovely day.” And may we enjoy [...] [...more]

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Hotel Irvine reinvents itself – with great success

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 5/21/2015

The staycation has gained another ally with Hotel Irvine. If you feel compelled to leave the cozy confines of Los Angeles for our pristine neighbor to the south, Orange County, you’ll definitely find a drive-worthy experience at the newly re-branded Hotel Irvine. Previously called the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the owners made an extensive reinvestment into [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 5/21/2015

Mr. C Beverly Hills Mr. C Beverly Hills is launching an extravagant five-course dinner series on Thursday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring award-winning Antinori wines paired with dishes by executive chef Giuseppe Manco. Antinori’s Alessia Botturi will provide information on the winery’s history and offer giveaways such as bottles of wine, truffle [...] [...more]

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The International Swingers Rock EB’s

5/21/2015

EB’s Beer & Wine Bar at the Original Farmers Market, corner of 3rd and Fairfax, is hosting a summer series packed with live entertainment that will kick off on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. with an exclusive L.A. appearance by The International Swingers. The punk rock “supergroup” is comprised of former members of Blondie, [...] [...more]

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Exhibit pays homage to ‘Howl’

5/21/2015

The Skirball Cultural Center is exhibiting “The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book”, artist Allen Ruppersberg’s homage to poet Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem, “Howl” (1955–1956), through Aug. 23. Ruppersberg first conceived of the work when he discovered that his students at UCLA had never heard of the poem. For the artist, it was a [...] [...more]

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Exhibit shows gender inequality

5/21/2015

On May 21, the Jobs to Move America coalition will launch the “Women Can Build” project with a new study and an accompanying photography exhibit revealing the overlooked contributions, and decline in hiring since WWII, of women in manufacturing. The new study, “#WomenCanBuild: Including Women in the Resurgence of Good U.S. Manufacturing Jobs”, issued by [...] [...more]

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‘Maggie’ is not your typical zombie flick

By Tim Posada, 5/14/2015

Zombies don’t change. The infected bodies deteriorate grotesquely, their bites are fatal and the remaining humans do stupid things to make matters worse. That’s how “The Walking Dead” thrives and survives on AMC — even adding an upcoming spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead” (an unfortunate title) to the dystopian lineup. Then at more than $500 [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 5/14/2015

National Burger Month Blue Plate Burger at Oysterette Blue Plate Oysterette, a seafood-centric restaurant known for its oysters and lobster rolls, also offers the Blue Plate Burger made with an Angus beef patty, melted Tillamook cheddar and all the classic fixings on a brioche bun. True to its roots, the restaurant serves the burger with [...] [...more]

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‘Five Women’ says ‘You want me to wear that?’

By Dana Bell, 5/14/2015

The five women of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”, now playing at the Meta Theatre on Melrose Avenue, deal with an age-old bachelorette question: how did a woman they barely like get them to wear a dress they truly hate? If you’re going to give a dress such a prominent place in the title, [...] [...more]

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Bug out at this weekend’s display of insects, spiders and more

5/14/2015

The biggest bug festival in North America, the 29th annual Bug Fair, returns to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) this weekend, May 16 and 17. More than 50 vendors will participate at the Bug Fair, including offering cooking demonstrations and tastings with bug chefs, such as David George Gordon, Zack Lemann [...] [...more]

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