Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 14)

Thumbnail image for Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 14) by Mike Monroe April 21, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo via. Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always hope.

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The Sun Begins to Set on LA

Thumbnail image for The Sun Begins to Set on LA by Tony Shea April 10, 2014

As I prepare to make the move from Los Angeles to New York, I’m seeing all the things I have loved about LA again with fresh eyes, with a renewed sense of appreciation, as I attempt to put my time here into perspective. It would be largely impossible to replicate the sense of wonder with which […]

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What People Say – About My Beard

Thumbnail image for What People Say – About My Beard by Nate "Chops" Johnson April 8, 2014

This week we’re beginning a new feature called What People Say where we reveal things we’ve overheard during our travels, as well as the answers to embarrassing questions, and irate monologues, and just other random things that we hereby record in the great history book of all things. Fresh from his most recent “Crowd Favorite” […]

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The National Are Everywhere These Days

Thumbnail image for The National Are Everywhere These Days by Tony Shea April 8, 2014

image via I’ve been getting into The National a lot lately. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and now residing in Brooklyn, NYC, The National has been around since 1999 and have thus far released six albums. Matt Berninger is the lead singer, who the Game of Thrones fans may recognize from the “Rains of Castamere“, and […]

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Let’s Go to CicLAvia Again, Shall We? [PICTURES]

Thumbnail image for Let’s Go to CicLAvia Again, Shall We? [PICTURES] by Tony Shea April 7, 2014

Yesterday’s CicLAvia event in Los Angeles was another success as thousands upon thousands of Angelenos chose to abandon their cars and explore the city via bike and on foot, along a six mile stretch of historic Wilshire Blvd.

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 13)

Thumbnail image for Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 13) by Mike Monroe April 7, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo via. Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always hope.

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Good Mistake – Mr. Little Jeans [Addictive] – SONG of the Day

Thumbnail image for Good Mistake – Mr. Little Jeans [Addictive] –  SONG of the Day by Tony Shea April 4, 2014

image via My favorite music coming out of Los Angeles right now is Mr. Little Jeans. This song “Good Mistake” is becoming some kind of addiction, I’m afraid. I keep scratching trying to get to the bottom of it, but I can’t seem to get there, listening to it over and over. Maybe’s it because […]

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You’ve Got Me on a SeeSaw Baby! – POEM

Thumbnail image for You’ve Got Me on a SeeSaw Baby! – POEM by Tony Shea April 4, 2014

I’m sorry but I will not be able to look at any more pictures of dogs drowning in the heavy rains or bleeding and abused stabbed and tortured with their sad up-turned eyes waiting in the kill shelters for their executions.

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Detective Work – POEM

Thumbnail image for Detective Work – POEM by Brent Short April 2, 2014

“Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed. “ –Newton’s First Law all artwork by Brittany Rathbone 1. Police work was both tedious and boring, plodding. Determining motives, examining all the mechanisms for revenge […]

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Eric Idle’s Greatest Hits

Thumbnail image for Eric Idle’s Greatest Hits by Tony Shea March 29, 2014

image via Eric Idle turns 71 today. One of the founding members of Monty Python, the funniest comedy troop of all time – no disrespect to Kids in the Hall – Idle has penned a number of classic comedy songs. Below are a few of his greatest hits.

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DVR Roundup – The Canyons Is the Worst Film You Will Ever See

Thumbnail image for DVR Roundup – The Canyons Is the Worst Film You Will Ever See by Tony Shea March 26, 2014

Beginning this week I’ll be starting a new column where I review films that have been clogging up my DVR, some old, some new. Today I’ll be reviewing Paul Schrader’s 2013 film, “The Canyons,” which is so unrelentingly terrible that it makes “Grown Ups 2″ seem like “Citizen Kane” by comparison. If you’re in a […]

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10 Signs That the New Hottie You’re Dating May Be Jesus

Thumbnail image for 10 Signs That the New Hottie You’re Dating May Be Jesus by Mary Kay Holmes March 25, 2014

10. The Beard.

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 12)

Thumbnail image for Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 12) by Mike Monroe March 24, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo by Jay Hood Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always […]

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The Reverend Horton Heat – Live at the Roxy – Los Angeles – Review A+

Thumbnail image for The Reverend Horton Heat – Live at the Roxy – Los Angeles – Review A+ by Tony Shea March 23, 2014

Over the course of 30 years, and 11 albums, so far, Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, has been blending surf, rock, punk, psychobilly, jazz, rockabilly and country into his own sizzling brand of rock and roll. With influences that include Link Wray, Scotty Moore, Bill Hailey and the Comets, and Dick Dale, Reverend Horton […]

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Feckless or Reckless

Thumbnail image for Feckless or Reckless by Harvey Asher, Ph.D. March 18, 2014

Predictably, neo-conservatives are blaming President Obama’s vacillation and weakness in dealing with Benghazi, Iran, and Syria for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The portrayal of Obama as indecisive dates from the September 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi, a tragic, isolated event carried out by terrorists against a poorly protected embassy. And yet, Obama’s conduct of foreign […]

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Like It or Not – Bob Seger is Awesome

Thumbnail image for Like It or Not – Bob Seger is Awesome by Tony Shea March 13, 2014

image via Today marks the anniversary of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 1987. Seger is now 68 years old and he’s released only one album of new music is the last 18 years, but he continues to sell out arenas – why? […]

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4 Terrible Songs

Thumbnail image for 4 Terrible Songs by Dan Cohen March 13, 2014

image via Driving, Sirius radio is broken and I’m not up for the CDs in the car. Turn on radio, NPR is dull. Start scanning, listen to a few minutes of good Mexican music, don’t like the second song. Try the rock/pop stations:

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Richie Ramone-Live at Dusk-Providence, RI

Thumbnail image for Richie Ramone-Live at Dusk-Providence, RI by Sean Koepenick March 12, 2014

image via Hard to believe that this was my first show in 2014, but that’s only because Roky Erickson was cancelled two days earlier due to bad weather. Continuing my quest to meet all surviving Ramones before I croak, I ventured out to a new venue that I had not seen a show at before […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 11)

by Mike Monroe March 10, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo via Angie Linder on flickr.com Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, […]

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On the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Charles Bukowski – 1994 (POEM)

Thumbnail image for On the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Charles Bukowski – 1994 (POEM) by Tony Shea March 9, 2014

image via I was 23 when Charles Bukowski died. I was in New York City,

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Contest Moves to a New Day

by Staff March 7, 2014

Every Friday, we’ll be doing a series of collaborative competitions where an artist provides us with a photograph or a painting (or something else) and we will attach a short story of flash fiction that is 250 words or less. We ask you to do the same and give us your best flash fiction story […]

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