Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western shows true wit
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund romanticize a simpler era of Kerouac's America
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
Is critic anonymity overrated?There's been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere surrounding LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila's experience attempting to review Red Medicine restaurant in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night. While waiting for a table with several companions, the restaurant ... More >>
Campbell may have knocked Tucker's teeth out in their '81 match, but the old man's 73 now while Tucker's a spry 51. Gonna be a nail-biter, folks.
Porch wisdom from border country
The real (personal) chefs of Beverly Hills
It's a slick operation, but too many dishes disappoint
George Clooney plays career-topping role in Reitman's movie
In their latest comedic roles, Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer play publicity-trolling lackeys carrying the bucket for an underdog presidential candidate.
Halloween gets mashed, Slayer meets Motorhead, Murs takes Weezer to LA & Biz Markie gets a taste of France.
In a new article in the New Yorker, our favorite controversy-generator Prince expresses disapproval of gay marriage but later says he was misquoted.
Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth
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Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old
Minnesota Film Arts survives Gibson's 'Apocalypto'
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade
Here are my least favorite songs of '05. The coming of a new year has a tabula rasa effect on radio, right? Please?
High-Intensity Moviegoing at the Toronto International Film Festival
It initially seemed like a one-season throwaway; an MTV documentary series about spoiled teens who throw extravagant birthday bashes on Daddy's dime and summon 400 of their closest frenemies to attend. Who could have predicted that My Super Sweet 16 could be so habit-forming for otherwise rational a ... More >>
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
Jonathan Antin gets "product" in his eye As owner of Jonathan Salons in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, Jonathan Antin carries the weight of the world on his weak, lechrosexual shoulders. (Yes, CTG just coined the term lechrosexual. In only two days it will jump the couch, but for now it's a cat ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
Forget Eisner: Disney puts its stock in Dubya
The Year's Best National Albums (A Wholly Objective and Statistically Sound List)
'Real Women Have Curves' adds weight to the immigrant chick flick
Haynes fakes it so real, he is beyond fake
In the new blaxploitation, agitprop gets smoked by infinite jest
By Default, Pasolini's 1968 Salvo Signals the Key Battle in the Walker's 'Revolution'
As DJ Apollo, Dory Kahale tries to leave the ghetto-house scene for good. But the dirty beat wants him back.
The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?
That's a Wrap: Wim Wenders's stars play out his biscotti metaphor in The End of Violence.