neil-armstrong-caption-600x576 Today marks the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. neil armstong steps footAfter winning a coin toss with co-pilot Buzz Aldrin to see who would take the historic first step, Armstrong opened the hatch of Apollo 11 and slowly descending a small step ladder to the moon’s surface, literally setting foot where no man had gone before, uttering the famous line “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” And so the United States won the so-called “space race” with our dread enemies at the time, the Russians, beating them to the moon and ushering in a new space age alive with previously unknown possibilities. Or did we? Conspiracy theorists have long referred to Armstrong’s lunar stroll as the “Nevada Moon Landing,” a reference to the belief that the entire landing was faked, along with the subsequent moon landings that followed between 1969 and 1972, filmed on a sound stage at a top secret location in the Nevada desert – a cosmic style slight of hand brought to you by the folks at NASA, with a little help from Hollywood, and specifically one man in particular, famed film director Stanley Kubrick. Read More…

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Under the Skin Goes Deep – PPV Roundup Review (Warning Spoliers)

by Tony Shea July 19, 2014

Jonathan Glazer’s (Sexy Beast, Birth) most recent film Under the Skin is wildly different from any mainstream film you’ve seen in the last year, a darkly hypnotic work of almost pure cinema that seduces you with its mystery–and one that you should absolutely check out now on PPV.

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Los Angeles Edition: Metropolitan Bingo (Part 2)

by Jay Hood July 18, 2014
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Jeff Koons at the Whitney (NSFW)

by Tony Shea July 15, 2014

As anybody will tell you, one of the great joys of New York City is simply walking in any direction and seeing what happens next. I think of a forty block walk as almost mandatory, and my top mark so far is somewhere around a hundred, twenty blocks representing approximately a mile so you can […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 20)

by Mike Monroe July 14, 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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Franchise Player – Harrison Ford Turns 72

by Tony Shea July 13, 2014

image via Harrison Ford celebrates his 72nd birthday today. Beginning his career in 1966 with an uncredited role as a bellhop, Ford has gone on to become one of the biggest box office stars in film history with a worldwide gross approximately $6 Billion. Along the way, he has worked with many of the best […]

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20 Best Ramones Songs – Tommy Ramone RIP

by Tony Shea July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer and last surviving original member of the Ramones died yesterday. He was 62 – ancient by dead Ramones standards. Joey, the frontman, was the first to go, dying at the tender age of 49. He was followed in quick succession by bassist Dee Dee , 50, and guitarist Johnny, 55. So the […]

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Dave Franco – Hottest Guy in the World (This Month)

by Mary Kay Holmes July 12, 2014

photo courtesy of Out.com “A large boiling pot of water is not a Jacuzzi. Still, I think you should jump in.
” — Jarod Kintz I want to take Dave France and frame him in an ornate but worn wooden frame from the thrift store by my house. The dude is so pretty you could wrap him in […]

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Let’s Cross the Brooklyn Bridge, Shall We?

by Tony Shea July 8, 2014

Since I’m new to New York, I’m going to do every single touristy thing I can think of, no matter what my rough and tough native New Yorker friends say. A week or so back I had the opportunity, yes that’s right you hardened locals, the opportunity, to stroll across one of the most iconic […]

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Democracy in Crisis?

by Harvey Asher, Ph.D. July 4, 2014

Today’s political scene finds democracies everywhere in serious trouble. Are we looking at a permanent deterioration of democracy as a workable form of government? Is the great experiment over? Hardly. Keep your lab coats buttoned and read on. Here’s the short view: According to a recent report by the non-partisan research organization Freedom House, 2013 […]

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The Leftovers is Stale

by Tony Shea July 1, 2014

Last Sunday night marked the debut of Damon Lindelof’s eagerly anticipated new show,“The Leftovers,” on HBO. Lindelof is of course most famous for having created and written many episodes of the game changing ABC series Lost, which was a show essentially concerned with ideas – and not a procedural cop show or courtroom law show or […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 19)

by Mike Monroe June 30, 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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Painted Guardians – Gus Harper Melds Minds (and Bodies) NSFW

by Tony Shea June 25, 2014

This marks the third occasion that we’ve featured the work of Los Angeles artist Gus Harper, and with good reason. Harper has had a run of successful gallery exhibitions and his work has been featured in numerous films and television shows including: Modern Family, The New Girl, Up All Night, and Dallas among them. But […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 18)

by Mike Monroe June 16, 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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Kings Take Stanley Twice!

by Tony Shea June 14, 2014

For the second time in three years, the Los Angeles Kings are the rulers of the of the NHL, having defeated the New York Rangers in 5 games to win the greatest prize in all of sport, the Stanley Cup. Demonstrating why the west is best, the Kings ground opponents away with a brand of […]

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