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Nissan Leaf and 'Revenge of the Electric Car'

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 16, 2009

Is the electric vehicle for real this time?

Nissan is betting it is. And so is "Who Killed the Electric Car?" director Chris Paine.

The Nissan LEAF Zero Emmission Tour kicked off at Pier 59 Studios West in Santa Monica on Friday night with a launch party which featured the 100% electric car on display. The camera was rolling for Paine's follow-up to his Sony Pictures Classics documentary on the destruction of the General Motors EV1 in the 1990s.

The title of the film will be "Revenge of the Electric Car" and camera operator Steve Payne took a moment from shooting... (more)

Tags: electric vehicle, electric car, nissan leaf, zero emissions car

L.A. Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 10, 2009

The sixty-foot "Wall Across Wilshire" was painted by local artists including Shepard Fairey, the creator of the "Hope" poster in support of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The tearing down of the wall, which was placed between the Variety building and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile shortly before midnight, was the conclusion of a month-long exhibit put on by Culver City-based Wende Museum.

The Wende Museum houses Cold War era artifacts and last month installed a 40 foot section of the original Berlin Wall in front of the Variety building -- the longest stretch... (more)

Tags: los angeles, wilshire blvd., berlin wall, lacma, variety building

Top Ten Outdoor Venues In Los Angeles

By Josh Marks, published on Aug 21, 2008

HOLLYWOOD BOWLAddress: 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles Web: www.hollywoodbowl.com Phone: (323) 436-2827 An 86-year-old slap in the face to Hollywood’s historical amnesia, the Hollywood Bowl is a refreshing reminder that some things in this town can survive beyond the last pilot season. Since 1922, the Bowl at Bolton Canyon has been thrilling audiences under the stars as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The nearly 18,000-seat amphitheatre has also hosted hundreds of musical events under the famous orchestra shell (the... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, soccer, beckham, football, jazz, disney, nfl, california, hollywood, music

Interview With Iraq War Veteran And Author Melia Meichelbock

By Josh Marks, published on Apr 9, 2008

The 33-year-old marketing manager and mother-to-be recently turned her war writings into a book. “In the Company of Soldiers” is the story of her time in Iraq.

Meichelbock took the time for an exclusive email Q&A with BrooWaha to discuss being separated from her unit, a poignant moment while frisking an Iraqi woman and the important role females play in the military.

BrooWaha: When were you in Iraq and what was your position?

Melia: My position was a Civil Affairs Specialist (civil assistance, rebuilding efforts, elections, etc...). We meet with the local leaders to... (more)

Tags: iraq veteran

Who Will Go Home With Oscar?

By Josh Marks, published on Feb 21, 2008

Best Picture"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood"Pick: "No Country for Old Men" has been taking a lot of top prizes from critics circles and guilds, including most recently the best feature film at the Producers Guild Awards. However, there will be an Oscar for "There Will Be Blood." Academy voters tend to favor dramatic period pieces and this is an ambitious film with an epic scope.

DirectingJulian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly;" Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton;" Joel & Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men;" Paul Thomas... (more)

Tags: oscars, juno, no country for old men

Breaking News: Apartment Fire In Miracle Mile

By Josh Marks, published on Jan 15, 2008

The building is located at the intersection of Detroit and Sixth Streets, just north of Wilshire and west of La Brea. According to the CBS 2/KCAL 9 web site at least 85 firefighers were on the scene with more being called. There are currently no injuries reported.

Along with local media, many onlookers lined Detroit to catch a glimpse of the blaze. What they saw was one of the second-level apartments facing Detroit completely destroyed with the roof gone. There appeared to be another section of the roof that was engulfed in flames that the firefighters were attempting to hose down.

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Y-Love Interview

By Josh Marks, published on Nov 27, 2007

The African-American convert to Judaism is poised to release his debut album, “This is Babylon,” early next year. Y-Love recently spoke to BrooWaha about rhyming in Aramaic, the political influence of Chuck D and the rise of Jewish alternative music. BrooWaha: Growing up black as the son of an Ethiopian-American father and Puerto Rican mother in Baltimore, what initially drew you to Judaism and what motivated you to convert at such a young age? Y-Love: My initial encounter with anything Jewish was honestly a commercial on TV when I was 7-years-old. It said “Happy Passover from your... (more)

Tags: judaism, hip-hop, movie, music, israel, broowaha

A reel revitalization in Hollywood

By Josh Marks, published on Sep 29, 2007

Strike up the band and start playing “Hooray for Hollywood” because Tinseltown is making a comeback. For year tourists visited Hollywood searching for the glitz and glamour associated with the entertainment industry, only to be universally disappointed by the sad reality of the area. Replacing the major studios, classic movie palaces and thriving street life were prostitutes, seedy shops, neglected landmarks and general urban blight -- the Hollywood dream had turned into a nightmare. Today a walk along Hollywood’s major boulevards reveals more construction cranes than crack addicts. The... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood

The Media Capital of the World

By Josh Marks, published on Jun 14, 2007

When “Laugh In” hosts Dan Rowan and Dick Martin sarcastically coined the phrase “beautiful downtown Burbank” in the late 1960s they could never have imagined the city on the eastern edge of the San Fernando Valley might live up to the moniker. Fast forward to 2007 and visitors actually now have a reason to venture beyond NBC’s “Tonight Show” and VIP tours of the Warner Bros. lot. A lot of money has been poured into developing shopping, dining, residential and cultural opportunities and it has transformed Burbank into a desirable place to live, work and play. The formation in 2003... (more)

Tags: disney, movie, music, burbank

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

By Josh Marks, published on May 23, 2007

The third installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is one sprawling mess of a movie. With a running time of almost three hours, “At World’s End” will test the patience of audiences. Although the impressive final swashbuckling battle rewards those who sit through this bloated film. The recurring characters are all onboard for this voyage – Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Davy Jones (Bill Nighy). Fresh faces include Chow Yun-Fat as Captain Sao Feng and Keith Richards... (more)

Tags: disney, movie, hollywood, music

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