Monday, March 19, 2018

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Tonight marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). But what's DST after all? To impress your friends, you could tell them that it was first mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, and put into practice only in 1916 by Germany. You could also tell them that it was first instated in the U.S. in 1918 but the general grumpiness that it triggered made the government forget about it soon after. It went on and off like this several times until 1966 when the U.S. federal Uniform Time Act became law. Now, the question that matters to us the most: are you gonna sleep an extra hour or not? Well, to answer... Read More
H&M will open its highly anticipated first store in Los Angeles on November 10th. This date will coincide with the worldwide launch of their new collection designed by Viktor & Rolf. The first 200 customers will receive a free H&M t-shirt and gift cards ranging from $10 to $500. H&M is a swedish clothing company and Europe's largest fashion retailer with more than 1900 stores in 24 different countries. H&M launched its first American outlet on March 31, 2000 on the 5th Ave of New York City. The west coast got its first store in San Francisco in late 2005. LA's first H&M will open a 20,000... Read More
The quick, ten-word review: Cramped Overrated Pretentious Rude Misguided Disappointing Accepts major credit cards. If you're getting your mani/pedi done and you want to read the full catty review, plod on. When I first drove by Mia on Eagle Rock Boulevard, I was -- as our surfing friends would say -- stoked to see a new sushi joint in the works. Eagle Rock is Los Angeles' latest up-and-coming neighborhood, its turf yet untainted by an overabundance of commercial shenanigans. Its residents still enjoy a semblance of peace and quiet in the vicious sprawl that is Los Angeles. But don't... Read More

In the days of the Golden Hollywood era, the Brown Derby was the place to be. The Derby started as a cute little restaurant in Hollywood shaped like a derby hat. It soon spread to 3 other locations throughout Hollywood, all of which were bombarded with old time movie stars, swing dancers and night-clubbers. Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, and Lucille Ball were some of the faces you might have seen frequenting these hot spots. Sadly however, to date there is only one Derby left as the rest have been turned into malls, parking lots or offices. The last of the original Derbies stands on Los... Read More

Ya know if the homeless problem in downtown los angeles could just send a post card to Oprah...maybe she would help buy them a loft or for that matter a whole building. And then I wouldn't see people daily for a whopping dollar and a shiney nickel getting completely gacked outta thier minds lost to the gates this raises and interesting question? The gates of Hell, is there really such a place? Some argue, we're living it. Me, well, I think there is a place that life is very peacefull...I use terms like "outta" because I think the soul, the voice we speak through here on earth, escapes... Read More
Mark Z. Danielewski will give a reading of his last book Only Revolutions Tuesday 17th at the Borders of Westwood. Danielewski, a USC alumni currently believed to be living in Hollywood, is also the author of House of Leaves and The Whalestoe Letters both published in 2000. His work has been described as a "satire of academic criticism" and an "existentialist horror novel" by various critics. Only Revolutions's plot altnerate between two characters, Sam and Hailey, two teenagers wandering through places and moments in time as they try to outrace History. The book is printed on two sides, one... Read More
Seeing that the NFL is still interested in doing business with the L.A. Coliseum, Hollywood Thoughts figured we'd throw-in our own two-cents on the whole shebang... For a long while we've thought it would be a wise idea to create a 'golden triangle' of L.A.'s more interesting -- but less-utilized -- cultural and entertainment venues. Specifically, we'd like to see an above-ground monorail built that would connect the L.A. Coliseum/ Natural History Museums to downtown's Broadway Street (home of the Million Dollar, Los Angeles and Orpheum movie palaces). Another spur could connect with the Convention... Read More

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