BeFILMBeFILM, the underground film festival, opened last night in New York with a slate of amazing films. Now in it’s 12th year, the festival showcases the best short films in animation, documentary, experimental, narrative and 3D Stereoscopic categories. Festival Founder and Director Laurence Asseraf and Program Director Dimitris Athos carved through some 800 entries to pick the very best, so if you love cutting edge independent cinema then this festival is a must! Read More…

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Jack Attack – The 9 Best Films of Jack Nicholson

by Tony Shea April 22, 2015

Jack Nicholson turns 78 today. One of the greatest method actors of all time, Jack has been a sheer force of personality for more than fifty years so far. To celebrate his birthday I’ve assembled my list of his 9 best films.

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Earth Day – Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

by Tony Shea April 22, 2015

The fact that Earth Day coincides with J. Robert Oppenheimer’s birthday is perhaps no coincidence. Along with Enrico Fermi, Oppenheimer developed the first prototype nuclear weapon that was detonated in the “Trinity” test in Los Alamos, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. Upon seeing the colossal column of fire and resultant mushroom cloud, Oppenheimer quoted […]

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Let’s Ride Bikes Until We Are Insensible, Shall We?

by Benji Kozuch April 18, 2015

STATISTICS: Mileage: 87.5 Riding time: 8:46:48 Total time: 10:01:32 Temp: 67-75 F Number of clouds: 0 Number of mechanicals: 0 I caught wind that my friends were planning to do an 80-90 mile mountain biking loop in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, about 30 miles southwest of Tucson. The loop was clockwise, and consisted of jeep roads […]

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To Summit Up: Part 3 – Cucamonga

by Kerry Lambert April 10, 2015

CUCAMONGA PEAK Via Icehouse Canyon summit: 8,859 feet, 14 miles, 4300 ft. elevation gain “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” —Shakespeare We were determined not to repeat our late arrival at Mt. Wilson, where we drove into a full lot at 6 a.m. Fool us once. So we arrived, pumped and ready, at the […]

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Let’s Go to the Easter Bonnet Festival NYC – Shall We? [PHOTOS]

by Tony Shea April 5, 2015

In my role as professional tourist I’m willing to do anything once. And so today I headed out with the family in tow over to 47th St. and 5th Ave for the annual “Easter Bonnet Festival”…

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Country-Punk Legend Mike Ness Turns 52

by Tony Shea April 3, 2015

Mike Ness, frontman and lead guitarist for SoCal punkers Social Distortion, turns 52 today. For 37 years now Ness has been belting it out with his unmistakably ragged voice, becoming one of America’s greatest purveyors of rock and roll along the way. Part Johnny Cash and part Joey Ramone, Ness is a country-punk pioneer who […]

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The Ten Best AC/DC Songs

by Tony Shea March 31, 2015

The truly great Angus Young turns 60 today. Listed by Rolling Stone as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time, Young has been the primo ax-man for Aussie rockers AC/DC for more than forty years, clad perpetually in his schoolboy outfit and throwing down a series of legendary riffs that have penetrated the collective unconscious.

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CicLAvia in the Valley – Shall We?

by Dan O'Day McClellan March 23, 2015

Andy Mangialino contributed to this article. CicLAvia, the premiere Los Angeles cycling event, rode into the Valley yesterday. This is the 12th installment of CicLAvia, which has thus far focused on routes on the south side of the Hollywood Hills, including routes downtown as well as along Wilshire Blvd. But yesterday the San Fernando Valley […]

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The Church – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick March 22, 2015

image via Jim Alger Thursday night and it was the return of Aussie rockers The Church. Even though there was a major line-up change, the band’s fans were out in full force as this was a sold-out show. After a quick stop for Mexican food and ‘ritas at Border Café, we were off to the […]

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The Frist Day of Spring – New York Style [PHOTOS]

by Tony Shea March 21, 2015

Ah the first day of Spring! Birdsong fills the air, dogs playfully catch frisbees as neighbors gather for a friendly barbecue, and the warm smell of blooming flowers tickles your nose. Glorious! Unless March has not received the message, which is this case it obviously has not. Instead we here in New York were greeted […]

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Bruce Willis – Five Best Films

by Tony Shea March 19, 2015

Bruce Willis turns 60 today. In a career spanning thirty years, Willis has appeared in more than sixty films, earning more than $5 billion dollars worldwide. Along the way, Willis has become a bald icon, finding success in a number of genres including: comedy and drama, as well as science fiction and action for which […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Volume 2 Preview)

by Mike Monroe March 2, 2015

We are the International Anarchy Organization, and as of this moment, the world belongs to us.

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 36)

by Mike Monroe February 23, 2015

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 Bronx Riviera – in Winter (Orchard Beach) [PHOTOS]

by Tony Shea February 15, 2015

This winter is starting to suck, I said to myself. I’m sick of being cooped up inside like a prisoner, I thought. What would I be doing back in LA right about now, I asked myself. And then the answer came to me. I would be at the beach! Damn straight I would. And hell, […]

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