Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim.
As both producer and director — and, to a lesser extent, writer and actor — Tsui Hark has long been one of the most influential and proficient filmmakers in Hong Kong.
From the very beginning of their career, Los Angeles-based noise-pop duo No Age has dug into rock's past, while side-stepping many of its clichés. The band, which consists of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt, was spawned from...
In all of Burbank, London Ruff may be the only high school girl to beg her mom for a tarantula, only to settle for a snake instead.
Burbank-based pizza chain Big Mama’s & Papa’s already held a modicum of fame before Sunday night’s Oscar telecast as the home of the largest pizza commercially available worldwide.
Have you ever had a favorite restaurant but for one reason or another stopped going there? Such was the case with the Olive Branch in La Crescenta. Perhaps it was the chipping exterior in need of a facelift that kept me away. Or the fact that I go to dozens of...
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the screen's most alluring and soul-inspiring images in the past few decades.
Watching a film won't make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be "Particle Fever," a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you're watching it.
The water is coming! The water is coming! Spectacular amounts of it! Quick, round up two of every animal and meet us at the ark at dusk. This thing that’s bearing down on us is gargantuan! It&...