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Vine is social filmmaking for the smartphone era

Matt Grippi, Diversions Editor

March 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

The Internet changes at such an alarming rate that it's often hard to keep up. Social networking apps are the latest big thing, selling for huge amounts of money often before anybody knows how they're going to be used yet. Nobody could have predicted that Instagram would be purchased for a billion dollars last year or that Pinterest would turn its "virtual bulletin board" premise into a multi-billion dollar company in ju...

Flicks for the loved and the lonely

Diversions Staff

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

  For the Loved: "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is something  both guys and girls can enjoy on Valentine's Day. The movie contains an all-star cast consisting of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, which makes for a great movie. The movie is about a middle-aged man, Cal (Carell), who is going through a midlife crisis after his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce. With Jacob's (Gosling) help, Cal becomes a w...

Dave Grohl explores rock history in ‘Sound City’

Dave Grohl explores rock history in ‘Sound City’

February 3, 2013

In the Southern Californian valley, next to the Budweiser Brewery and a slew of suburban homes, sits a little studio named Sound City. The place is a dump, with brown shag-carpet on the walls, stained f...

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ is violently funny

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ is violently funny

January 28, 2013

Taking traditional fairy tales and putting a modern twist on them seems to be all the rage in Hollywood these days, and "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" doesn't disappoint. The story begins with the ...

‘Movie 43’ is disgusting, offensive and unbearable

‘Movie 43’ is disgusting, offensive and unbearable

January 27, 2013

Oftentimes when movies are advertised as offensive, they turn out to be overhyped interpretations of what the films actually are. However, "Movie 43" is so genuinely offensive that it should be quara...

KROQ’s ‘man of 1001 voices’ is headed to Long Beach

KROQ’s ‘man of 1001 voices’ is headed to Long Beach

January 22, 2013

On an average Saturday night at the Jon Lovitz theater in Hollywood it is not uncommon to hear David Bowie sing a birthday song to a drunk sorority girl, or Al Pacino yelling at some newlyweds about devian...

Timberlake is bringing Myspace back

Timberlake is bringing Myspace back

January 20, 2013

A sentence that once seemed implausible has now become a reality: I just signed into Myspace with my Facebook account. For most people, Myspace is a distant memory of a prototypical social network that...

Give a Grinch a goofy gift

Compiled by Matt Grippi, Noel Leon, Juilan Cabrera and Priscella Vega

December 9, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

  Grow your own coffee Know any coffee addicts who are tried of buying $6 cups of coffee at Starbucks?  Some people take pride in brewing their own beer, but how many people can say they've made and roasted their own coffee beans? This gift will help somebody grow their own home brew and impress their caffeine-addicted friends.  ThinkGeek.com   Character thumb drives Ever want to plug your favorite character's head int...