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Look at me

By Ariel, published on Dec 1, 2006

Although I grew up in France, I never liked wine, stinky cheese or cigarettes. To tell you the truth, there isn't much I actually miss from this country, except maybe its culture: French literature is often excellent and some of their movies are also extremely smart. 'Look at me' (original title: 'Comme une image', released in France in 2004) is one of these movies. Written by couple Agnes Jaoui / Jean-Pierre Bacri -- famous in France for their multiple collaborations on plays and movies -- 'Look at me' is a depiction of the social existence of a small group of writers and artists in Paris... (more)

Tags: los angeles, france, movie, hollywood

Strong Leonid Showers Expected Saturday

By Ariel, published on Nov 17, 2006

Amazing Leonid showers are expected to begin tomorrow Saturday 18th around 9 p.m. in Los Angeles(12 a.m. EST). The Leonids are prolific showers composed of the dusty debris of the comet Temple-Tuttle which orbits the Sun at 33 year intervals. The resulting shooting stars got their names from the fact that they seem to stream from a precise point in the sky: the constellation Leo. This event is not unusual and actually occurs every year around the week of November 17th, but Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, is expecting this year's Leonids to be stronger than usual:... (more)

Tags: los angeles, nasa, environment, shooting

UCLA student tasered by campus police

By Ariel, published on Nov 16, 2006

A UCLA student who didn't show his ID and refused to leave the campus library was tasered by the UCLA police Tuesday around 11.30pm, according to the university newspaper, the Daily Bruin. The incident started when a student, Mostafa Tabatabainejada, was unable to produce his BruinCard during a random check at the Powell library CLICC computer lab. These checks are conducted every night by the campus police. He reportedly refused to be escorted out by the officers and instead encouraged other students to join his resistance, claims UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. She goes... (more)

Tags: police

Coming Zune!

By Ariel, published on Nov 12, 2006

Microsoft's answer to the iPod is coming out Tuesday November 14th in the US (scheduled for release in 2007 in Europe). With the Playstation 3 and the Wii coming out, the end of this year 2006 is definitely high-tech. It took Microsoft 5 years to react to the Apple's iPod, but the wait is now over: the Zune is here. The highly anticipated MP3 player will offer a 30GB hard drive, WiFi connectivity, and a very large 3.0" screen to watch movies, TV shows or music videos. The Zune will also feature an FM tuner, something missing from all the iPods. The device itself is slightly larger and bulkier... (more)

Tags: music

Violent arrest in Hollywood caught on tape

By Ariel, published on Nov 10, 2006

The video of a violent arrest by the LAPD showed up on YouTube a couple of days ago and is not exactly great publicity for our city's police. On August 11, 2006, two Hollywood Police Officers were taped arresting William Cardenas, 23, a local gang member, who was wanted on a felony warrant for receiving stolen property. Cardenas reportedly run from them when Officers Patrick Farrell and Alexander Schlegel recognized him while on patrol. They were eventually able to knock him to the ground near Gordon Street and Fountain Avenue, and he was arrested after a short struggle. According to the arrest... (more)

Tags: police, hollywood

Get in line today for your Playstation 3

By Ariel, published on Nov 9, 2006

The Playstation 3, Sony's next generation console, is coming out next Friday November 17th, 6 years after the very successful Playstation 2 (120 millions units sold). BestBuy will sell the consoles on a first come, first serve basis starting at midnight. Some people have reported that PS3 fanatics were already planting their tents outside the store in Burbank to make sure that they will get the console. It is indeed very likely that most stores won't carry enough playstations to meet the demand in the first days. EB Games reported that they were done taking pre-orders and that you would have... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, traffic, burbank

Waraku, Japanese fashion in Venice

By Ariel, published on Nov 7, 2006

If you are looking for the latest fashion trends from Japan, look no further, Waraku on Abbot Kinney is there for you. Located right next to the popular bar The Other Room, Waraku is a small store offering a very large selection of sneakers, t-shirts and other fashion accessories directly imported from the street culture of Tokyo. There are some unique sneakers and many limited editions from Nike, Asics Onitsuka, Puma, Adidas, etc. along with Japanese brands like Patrick and Namitatsu which will soon hit the U.S. market. Digging up through Waraku's large collection of sneakers will most likely... (more)

Tags: fashion, japan

New Kid On the Block: Is BrooWaha The Answer to LA's Newspaper Woes?

By Ariel, published on Nov 5, 2006

This article was published this Friday in FishBowl L.A., a blog about the Hollywood creative community and L.A. media. Circulation is down at the LAT. The OC Register and the San Diego Union-Tribune are both offering buyouts. The Weekly is in it deep (Jill Stewart is a big news, but has anyone caught on to the fact that they've laid off all the fact checkers?). What's an LA Newsie to do? Take the news into you own hands, brother. BrooWaha, an interactive online "citizen newspaper," was recently started up in LA by Israeli/Parisian Ariel Vardi who wanted to "create an unbiased, reliable... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, atlanta, myspace, hollywood, broowaha

Set your clock back tonight!

By Ariel, published on Oct 28, 2006

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... (more)

Tags: los angeles, germany

H&M soon in L.A.

By Ariel, published on Oct 23, 2006

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... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, fashion

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