Additional nominees a welcome change


For the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the idea of awarding a single film the coveted title of best picture of the year has always been complicated. Sometimes the right film wins, sometimes the wrong film wins and sometimes the wrong film wins a record number of Oscars. No matter which film eventually […]

Websites foster musical creativity


You know you have downloaded music from the Internet at some point or another. It’s so easy to get the latest Matisyahu album or the newest single from Lady Gaga with just a click of the button. It’s quick, easy and gives us new music now. Downloading music is something everyone has done and most […]

Weekend Picks


thursday, feb. 4 Hollywood Bowl Poster Art Show 11 a.m. > Arclight Sherman Oaks > FREE The Hollywood Bowl, a landmark in itself, is displaying various poster designs commissioned for its 2009 season along with a few exclusive original works from well-known artists. Look out for Liza Minnelli and Death Cab for Cutie as just […]

Student’s fruit-based dessert whips it good


Maybe it is the icy winds of L.A. winter, but Yogurtland seems a bit lonelier these days. Could it be that frozen yogurt — back from the dead after its ’80s heyday thanks to Korean fro-yo chains — is another fading trend? You needn’t look far to find one potential heir to the frosty throne. […]