Brokechella supports musicians, artists, independent businesses

Matt Mueller, Staff Writer
April 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events

The line trudged forward at a snail’s pace, often halting completely for several minutes at a time. Outside a hot back lot in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of twenty-and-thirty-somethings queued in order to attend Coachella’s more economical distant cousin, Brokechella. Started... Read more »

Spotlight on local bands: Struckout

Spotlight on local bands: Struckout

Jesus Gonzalez , Assistant Diversions Editor
April 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Q. How did Struckout get together? Daniel Speer: In 2012. I guess I could start at the very beginning. Before I was in this band I was an intern at a reggae studio and over that summer, I decided that I didn’t want to be an audio engineer. I had the goal coming... Read more »

Film veterans speak conservation, appreciation

Film veterans speak conservation, appreciation

Randi Adlon, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events, Movies, Showcase

When current movies are discussed, the artists mentioned may include Drew Barrymore, George Clooney and Blake Lively. Names that are less often discussed, though, include Quincy Jones, John Barrymore, Rosemary Clooney and Ernie Lively, and what many don’t realize is that the latter list has paved... Read more »

Go for broke

Go for broke

Sean Mosley, Assistant Diversions Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events, Music, Showcase

A new music festival has emerged and offers a diverse selection of entertainment that draws in cash-strapped Angelenos who can’t make it to Coachella. Presented by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, Brokechella began from humble roots as the beloved Community Pool event. Negin Singh, Brokechella Art... Read more »

Wes Anderson’s new film is grand

Zach Nix, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Movies, Reviews

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is Wes Anderson’s eighth feature length film, and features Anderson’s most impressive cast yet to play the fun characters in this date quirky story. Since 1996, Anderson has been providing moviegoers with unique and dramatic comedies that are hilarious, emotional... Read more »

Portlandia goes on tour

Portlandia goes on tour

Danielle Carson, Diversions Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Reviews, Showcase, TV

Fred Armisen made a name for himself with SNL and The Tonight Show band, but now he’s touring as an actor, drawing a fan base just as quirky as his hit show “Portlandia,” which is currently in its fourth season. Armisen said he went on the nationwide tour to watch new episodes of Portlandia... Read more »

Greeted by a bloody moon

Enedina Cisneros
April 15, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Science & Technology

If you stepped outside in the wee hours of the morning to take a break from studying for midterms, you may have noticed that the moon was not its usual pale self. In fact, there was a total eclipse of the moon, which gave it a reddish tone. This is the first full lunar eclipse that North America... Read more »

‘Under the Skin’ is over audiences’ heads

Shane Newell, City Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Although it may be one of the most disturbing and audacious films ever produced, “Under the Skin” largely under-performs and falls flat in almost every category. Based on a 2000 novel of the same name, “Under the Skin” follows an unnamed alien woman (Scarlett Johansson) who stalks young Scottish... Read more »