On Sunday, August 5, the annual Hare Krishna tradition, Festival of Chariots, will take place. New Dvaraka Temple, on Watseka (just across Venice from Culver City) is the Western World Headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON, informally...
Satchmo in Screenland--Louis Armstrong: History and Legends Mythmaker Louis Armstrong claimed to have been born July 4, 1900, a date which suits his colossal stature in 20th Century American culture. However, recent research found a baptismal record with an August 4,...
It might be inconceivable to an adult, encountering this very successful franchise for the first time, with this the third installment of just why the “Hotel Transylvania” feature films have been so successful; and the first film was the...
The Culver City Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2018-19 Season with a chamber music concert Sunday, May 26, 2019, 3:00PM. The Orchestra will present a chamber music concert presenting two...
AMC’s 10-episode series “Dietland” inexplicably shows up under the genre “comedy,” and make no mistake, this not a comedy. It’s not even that popular mashup genre, a “drama-dy.” Based on the well-received 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” follows...
The first in an occasional series. By now, everyone is familiar with the now overused “Netflix and chill,” (its  “actual” meaning varies based on age, probably). But as streaming and subscription services grow in popularity, more and more options...
You may think you know the story of bookstores: how indies were replaced by chains, which were replaced by discounters, then superstores, then Amazon. You might ask, doesn't everyone read eBooks now anyway, if they read at all? Culver...
Eighth Grade Can a movie about what is arguably the worst year of school be delightful, insightful and impactful? The answer is a resounding yes. Comedian Bo Burnham (find his stand-ups “Make Happy” and “What” on Netflix), writer and director,...
The first in an occasional series. In 1985, a luminescent Michelle Pfeiffer was fresh from playing the coke-addled love interest in Al Pacino’s iconic “Scarface.” Her next project was the sleeper “Into the Night,” in which Pfieffer was able to...
The Netflix original series “Harlan Coben’s Safe,” which debuted this month on the streaming service, marks Michael C. Hall’s return to series television. Hall first came to the attention of television viewers’ in HBO’s watershed “Six-Feet-Under,” as David, the...

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