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
A small plane just crashed in a high-rise of Manhattan. The 50 story luxury residential building is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side at 72nd Street and York Avenue. Videos from the scene show at least 3 apartments completely in flames. Debris are falling off the building leading to the evacuation of the area. No casualties have been reported yet. It is unclear if the crash is an act of terrorism. Read More
If you didn't attend the 1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival this past Saturday, you did indeed miss out.
Gates opened at 2pm and the music played on until about 11pm. A total of four stages were set up among the blocked off streets allowing one to wander around as one pleased. Aside from the music stages, a variety of vendors lined up along the streets which included everything from food to clothes to music.
Considering there were a multitude of bands one could choose from, it was a bit difficult to decide who to see. My lineup began with Blackalicious leading to Blonde Redhead, Peeping... Read More
The LA Weekly Detour music festival starts today at 2pm in Dowtown Los Angeles on 1st and Main St.
Beck, Queens of the Stone Age and Basement Jaxx will lead the show, but awesome bands like Peeping Tom, Red Kross, Blonde Redhead and Blackalicious will also be performing for this event. The complete list can be found at http://www.laweekly.com/detour/artists.html along with the set times. If you are only interested in seeing the major bands, Beck, QOTSA and Basement Jaxx will close the festival around 8pm.
Detour is the 1st annual music festival organized by LA Weekly. All proceeds to benefit... Read More
Do you feel like your apartment could use some personalization? Are your walls a boring plain white? Then it's probably time to go take a stroll on the Venice boardwalk.
Located right on the ocean front walk, Mr. No Poster Shop is an awesome store with a very large variety of posters. From the classic Bob Marley portrait to vintage art expo posters from the 30's, this shop offers a wide range of styles and prices. A simple little poster can be purchased for about $15 there, but you can also get a huge lacquer framed piece for $300.
There is so many posters in this little shop that browsing through... Read More
Chances are you havenâ€™t heard of 826LA. Donâ€™t worry youâ€™re not alone. At least for now.
826 is a nonprofit started by Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeneyâ€™s and author of such works as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and Giraffe? Giraffe!. What started out as an act of love in San Francisco has spread like a benevolent cancer across our nation to Seattle, New York, Chicago, Ann Arbor and our own fair City of Angels.
Its purpose is to support students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write. What this... Read More