If there’s one thing that U.K. novelist Nick Hornby knows, it’s all-encompassing obsessiveness. The most recent of his books to be turned into a film is “Juliet, Naked.” Both novel and movie cover the lamentations of Annie (Rose Byrne),...
Whenever anyone says they’re traveling to Vancouver, I whip out a very old entry on my phone — Zakkushi, and wax rhapsodic about the “sizzling skewers of Kushiyaki.” Zakkushi has two locations and on one trip, we ate at...
As readers and eaters of Southern California cope with the sudden death of the brilliant food, music, and cultural critic Jonathon Gold, the Catalyst would like to highlight his Culver City-specific work. His 2000 book Counter Intelligence: Where to...
And, it’s time for the summer blockbusters. Do you go to the movies more in the summer? Here are some brief bits for films current theatrical releases. The theme for these reviews is … not for everyone. While this reviewer...
It’s no surprise with today’s volatile climate that political discussion, review and comedy seems to have surpassed all other television genres, still expected in the 24-hour news cycle, but now dominating morning shows, and eclipsing any other topical subjects...
Los Angeles is home to some truly world-class soloists and ensembles, beginning with the LA Philharmonic and LA Chamber Orchestra, but tickets can seem expensive, times and locations difficult for families including children or seniors, and concert etiquette intimidating...
By Miranda Myers & Jamison Province Nathan’s Kingdom debuted at the Dances With Films festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, held at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. Directed by Olicer Muñoz and starring Culver City High School alumnus, Jacob Lince, Nathan’s...
Join Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles and Field Agent Benjamin Harmon for an after-hours tour of the Wende Museum with exclusive access to the former nuclear shelter and a vodka sampling in the outdoor sculpture garden. The Wende Museum houses around 100,000...
By Spencer L. - Age 11 Kid Scoop Media Correspondent On July 31, I saw the musical “Hamilton,” on Broadway in New York City. I fell in love with this musical since I first heard the soundtrack a year ago. I...
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...

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