Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

Is There Life After Netflix?

Posted by melissa kandel on May 17, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

If you’re reading this sentence, congratulations, you may be the only one. Tech website Cord Cutting did the math and Americans officially spend (on average) 1 hour and 40 minutes per day watching Netflix programming. That may not seem like much—in Netflix time, it’s barely a House of Cards and a half—but the figure becomes more significant […]

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WhoHaha: The Funniest Site You Never Knew You Needed

Posted by melissa kandel on May 11, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

Bleh, Wednesday. It’s like the weekday equivalent of this terrible date I once went on with a guy who said he “took a year off to find himself in Utah,” which my friend, Google, later told me meant he was in prison for setting fire to an empty school bus. But fear not, midweek moaners, because I have just the thing […]

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The Surprising Ways Successful Screenwriters Find Inspiration

There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen into some tropical oasis of leather chairs and sunlight and leaves. Then you open […]

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Met Gala Recap: Fashion’s First Date with Tech

If you were at last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit (more affectionately known as the Met Gala), you’d find standing guard—well, sitting guard—somewhere along the sumptuous, 150-foot red carpet a man named André Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and self-proclaimed sartorial sentinel of style. “I’m a larger-than-life fashion personage with a great […]

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Brews with Views: The 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest

I hate to be the one to say this but Shakespeare had it wrong: To beer or not to beer—that is the real question. The answer? Let’s have the 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest respond, because it’s happening at Newport Dunes this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Newport Beach Beerfest, an O.C. tradition that brings quality brews beachside each year, will feature more than 150 breweries—many […]

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Guns N’ Roses and Other Rosy News

Posted by melissa kandel on April 18, 2016 in entertainment, In the News, music, Sports | No Comments

Monday isn’t for the birds … it’s for the roses. Much seems to converge around the red flower today, from breaking music news to preparations for an upcoming holiday when the fruits of nature’s labor are celebrated worldwide. Here’s the rosy round-up:

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Coachella 2016: A Guide to the Fashion, Lineup, Sights

Posted by melissa kandel on April 15, 2016 in entertainment, fashion, music | No Comments

Dust off your fringe leather vest and water your flower crown because it’s that time of year again: Coachella 2016 is officially here. The festival, a two-weekend extravaganza of people who know a lot about music mingling with people who only pretend to know, has invaded the Coachella Valley of Indio, CA since 1999. But whether you’re planning to hop […]

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When Harry Met Scamander: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted by melissa kandel on April 14, 2016 in entertainment, Film, Hollywood | 1 Comment

An old briefcase stuffed with magic, a shadowy New York City in 1926 and a tinkering, ethereal melody now synonymous with the greatest boy wizard of all time can only mean one thing …

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Melissa McCarthy, Gilmore Girls and a Top Hat

Here’s what I wore to the gym tonight: black yoga pants and an old Ricky Martin concert tee circa 1990-whatever. Here’s what I didn’t wear: a top hat. My mistake. Why? Because apparently, along with being the go-to headwear for magicians everywhere, top hats are also worn by people with so much creativity inside them […]

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