Archive for August, 2017

South Park Season 21 Is a Go

Posted by melissa kandel on August 31, 2017 in comedy | No Comments

If you’re doing anything Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 p.m., cancel your plans because that’s exactly when season 21 of South Park will drop on Comedy Central. 

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Newport Beach Like a Local

Posted by melissa kandel on August 27, 2017 in Newport Beach | No Comments

I’m not from Southern California. I can’t drop the word “stoked” into casual conversation or explain where the confusing web of freeways might get you if you took the 10 to the 91 to the 73. (Can someone just name these roads and be done with it?) Truth is, I’m just a girl from New York […]

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Posted by melissa kandel on August 25, 2017 in Newport Beach | No Comments

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A […]

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The Bridesmaids Are Back: Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph Join Forces in New Comedy

Posted by melissa kandel on August 24, 2017 in Film | No Comments

We all could use a little more Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in our lives, and STXfilms agrees. The studio will release The Happytime Murders, a new comedy starring the duo, set in the dregs of Los Angeles and involving a crime-fighting puppet. (Say no more, I’m in.)

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The Village Voice is Officially Out of Print

Posted by melissa kandel on August 23, 2017 in In the News | 2 Comments

It’s surprising but not jarring The Village Voice is ending its six-decade print run. After all, paper publications are the checkered taxi cabs of New York City, subsumed into extinction by the steady tick of technology. Journalism is dead, remember? Or at the very least, journalism as it once stood has been reincarnated into a new, digital […]

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Solar Eclipse 2017: An Insider’s Perspective

Posted by melissa kandel on August 22, 2017 in In the News | No Comments

Unlike some of my friends, I didn’t spent my night/day at a camping site in Madras, Oregon, strings of lights scalloped across airy tents, a smush of Milky Way in the clear sky above. I also didn’t wake up at 5 a.m., don a “Total Eclipse of the Heart” tee and hike a mountain in […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Drinks Wine & Wants to Hang for a Cause

Posted by melissa kandel on August 22, 2017 in entertainment | No Comments

Jennifer Lawrence is officially the best friend you never knew you had but secretly always wanted, so thank goodness she’s yours now! In a new video for Omaze.com, the Oscar winner adorably promotes a charity contest, which will see one lucky winner getting to drink a whole bunch of wine with her in California’s grape-twined […]

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Colorado Man Says He Is ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Recent Facebook Post

Posted by melissa kandel on August 18, 2017 in Fiction | 1 Comment

By Marsha Sendar, Contributing Staff Reporter, The Colorado Bugler On Tuesday evening around nine, Marshall Fillchardo, owner of Kipp, CO-based bakery, Bread A Leg, took out his phone, looked up into the starry sky and snapped a photo of the full moon. Though the photo was partly out of focus, it was still decent enough by Fillchardo’s non-exacting standards […]

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A Date Near Downing Street

Posted by melissa kandel on August 17, 2017 in Fiction | 4 Comments

The taxi door fluttered open, a bright flap of yellow against the sluggish August wind. One last look to the driver with graying teeth and gangly, corn-husk hair and Simon Plinkers peeled himself out of the car. (This after sitting for twenty seven minutes in downtown traffic as the taxi meter skipped along and his elbow ached […]

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Anybody listening? I am… to the War on Drugs, John Moreland and Stu Larsen

Posted by rachel landen on August 15, 2017 in music | 2 Comments

There are times when my friends ask me for music recommendations… bands they should check out, albums they should buy, shows they should attend. And then there are times when they don’t ask me at all, but I get so excited about a song or a concert that I hijack a dinner conversation to rank […]

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