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  • Pixies in concert prove they aren't just a nostalgia act
    Pixies in concert prove they aren't just a nostalgia act
    In the 90’s, the heavy distortion of alternative rock became widespread after years spent primarily on college radio. About 10 years before that, one of the most influential bands in today’s thriving alt rock scene, the Pixies, began...
  • The cast and crew of "Gone Girl" pose for photos at NYFF52
    NYFF52: Five things you may have missed at weekend one
    The 52nd New York Film Festival opened this past weekend with a wide range of films from the U.S. and around the globe. There were screenings, keynotes, interactive presentations, revivals and Q&A’s with casts and crews of several films...
  • Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
    1974 in music: popular music's nadir?
    Many believe popular music has hit its nadir. Since the advent of downloads, music quality has significantly degraded. Country music and rock n roll have been particularly hard hit. However, this is not the first time popular music quality...
  • Join The Life Group LA team  at the 2014 AIDS WALK
    AIDS Walk with The Life Group LA
    It’s AIDS WALK again on Saturday, October 12 in Los Angeles! The Life Group LA needs YOU to join our team for this year's AIDS Walk!“Life Group is honored to have been chosen by APLA to be a community coalition team!” said...
  • Chicago International Film Festival
    Get 2014 CIFF ‘must-see’ tips at the Critics’ Picks Event
    The 50th Chicago International Film Festival is right around the corner. Beginning Oct. 9 and running through Oct. 23, filmgoers will have their pick from over 150 feature-length and short films from over 50 countries. While films like Alejandro...
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
    NYFF52 Retrospective: ‘Birdman’ director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
    Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, the black comedy entitled “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” is scheduled to close out the 52nd New York Film Festival. Iñárritu’s unexpected turn to comedy has...
  • NYFF52 Surprise Showing
    NYFF52 ‘Surprise Screening’ Speculation
    At only four days away, the New York Film Festival is fast approaching. The fest, which launches this Friday with the world premiere of David Fincher’s highly anticipated film “Gone Girl,” is chock-full of exciting films,...
  • "Cold Justice" 2014
    TNT 'Cold Justice' did 3 year old see her missing mother killed in 'Gone' ?
    “Cold Justice” (TNT) is a reality TV docu-drama that has been picked up for a 3rd TV season beginning early 2015. The summer TV ratings of 2014 have averaged 2.3 million TV viewers overall. It has jumped 24% above the recent January...
  • EIC Limit
    Introducing the earned income credit limits for 2014, 2015
    Each tax season is different. Every taxpayer knows the pressure is on, but the IRS changes the rules every year. You never know how much money to pay or if you’ll get a refund.The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was introduced to get more...
  • Top 5 Movies of 2014...so far
    Top 5 Movies of 2014...so far
    The summer season has come to an end and the fall frost of the passable and the downright atrocious are currently out in theaters (hopefully however, I will have a review of a new film up tomorrow). This provides the perfect respite for me to...
  • Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix
    NYFF52 Retrospective: ‘Inherent Vice’ visionary Paul Thomas Anderson
    With “Inherent Vice” making its world premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival early next month, we thought it would be a fitting time to look back at writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson’s body of work prior to the highly...
  • Birdman
    2014 Lineup for Chicago International Film Festival Announced
    Just hours ago, the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) released the official lineup of its 50th Anniversary Celebration. The festival, which is the oldest of its kind in North America, boasts over 150 feature-length and short films from...
  • CITIZENFOUR
    Edward Snowden Doc ‘CITIZENFOUR’ added to 52nd NYFF Lineup
    The New York Film Festival’s Main Slate just got a bit more enticing with the film Society of Lincoln Center’s announcement earlier today that “CITIZENFOUR” will debut at the fest. The documentary, by Oscar-nominated...
  • Riot Fest Chicago 2014
    Riot Fest Chicago comes of age at Humboldt Park during 10th Anniversary
    During Riot fest’s 10th anniversary in Chicago, rock fans enjoyed a wild weekend at Humboldt Park. The incredibly large venue, located in Chicago’s West Side, was at first cursed by poor weather, turning Friday’s Riot Fest into a...
  • Driven: 2014 Toyota Sienna
    Driven: 2014 Toyota Sienna lets you stretch your legs
    While the rage back in the 1980's, many minivans have become today's image equivalent of the stodgy and plain station wagon. The Toyota Sienna however seems to buck that image, and we spent this week with one to experience its talents...