Weekend Picks

thursday, january 21 Karaoke Dance Party 9 p.m. > The Hideout > FREE Every Thursday, the classy Westside lounge hosts Gold Dust Productions’ karaoke dance party. Complete with free tacos half-price drinks until midnight, it’s your spot to sing and dance the night away. Whale Watching 1:30 p.m. > Cabrillo Marine Aquarium > FREE with […]

Online spoilers ruin all the fun

My name is Nicholas Slayton, and I was a spoiler addict. No matter how hard we try to wait for the endings and plot thickeners of our favorite movies, books and shows, spoilers abound. The largest source of these are the Internet, where everything from the twists to the season finale of 24 to the […]

New releases – DVDs in review

No Impact Man Rating: not rated Length: 93 min. Now available Can anyone live without imported groceries? Without a car? Even without electricity? That’s what Colin Beavan decided to find out. In the fall of 2006, Beavan, his wife and his baby daughter began a year-long experiment to live off the grid in New York […]

Going raw: uncooked foods can add to any healthy diet

“Guess what’s in it,” I told my dad as he licked the spoon and pondered my new batch of lime pudding. “There are only three ingredients.” The lime flavor was obvious, and I had already told him about my addition of the natural sweetener Stevia. “What could the third be?” he wondered. “Milk?” “Nope. Avocado.” […]

The Dude strikes gold with latest film role

Jeff Bridges’ nearly forty-year acting career in Hollywood has earned him four Academy Award nominations, but it is his latest film, Crazy Heart, that could easily become the actor’s first win. With such an impressive career, however, Bridges is more often associated with The Big Lebowski and his iconic portrayal of The Dude. Since its […]