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The Watchmen Movie- Voyeurs Rejoice!

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Mar 8, 2009

I love comics, graphic novels, and all their permutations- the darker the better. I believe that I am actually a fanboy trapped in a woman's body, so I was very avid to see "The Watchmen". Gee, where to start? I guess the length is a good place to start. 3 hours- Sheesh! While I am all for trying to remain faithful to the nuances of the original novel by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, this film did not use every minute to best effect. Well, let me clarify that, the creators (the same team that brought us "300", which I loved) chose to use the time to present as many FX as possible, at... (more)

Tags: manhattan, movie, hollywood, music, sex

Haters Have Fun At Honest Persons' Expense

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Mar 4, 2009

A "Hater" has just left a series of anonymous reviews of a number of my articles here on the Broo all within a short span of time, each with markedly lower across-the-board scores than the previous reviews that have been posted by folks who did not see the need to conceal their identities...

So I guess this is yet another strategy for dishonest people and their minions to propel their own articles up higher in the ratings. So much easier to diss the talents of others than to hone one's own skills.

I guess this is someone's idea of a good time. All I can say is what... (more)

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The New Mommunism

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Feb 26, 2009

Is it just me, or is there anyone else who is fed up with the latest trend that is making the rounds of advertising campaigns, ranging from wrinkle creams to city council seats? Here are some sample slogans:"Don't get surgery! Try the new anti-wrinkle treatment developed by a mom!"So by extension does this mean that if I break my arm, I should avoid the services of some over-priced, over-trained ER doctor, and just have my mother set it? After all, she's had years of practice feeding me chicken soup and kissing my boo-boos!"In the upcoming city council race, there's a buzz surrounding one mom..."What,... (more)

Tags: iraq, soccer, california

Are You Echo Curio(us)?

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Mar 18, 2008

What is most compelling about this venue is that the proprietors, aka The Curians, esteem artistry of all ilks. While they are primarily a purveyor of visual arts, they are generous of spirit in providing sporadic space and encouragement to performers.

They strive to "develop a regular audience in order to increase cultural liquidity" between Los Angeles area artists, and the denizens of the metropolis.

Half of the space is devoted to revolving monthly exhibitions ranging from outsider/fringe and freak culture to local community-based historical exhibitions. The other... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Platforms, Slippers & Pumps, Oh My!

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Mar 17, 2008

Manolo Blanik and Jimmy Choo's creations are all well and good, but let's face it, when you wear their designs, you are limited by their imaginations. If you have a singular footwear vision haunting your dreams, then you need a custom shoemaker. Known throughout Southern California, as well as around the world, Andre No. 1 is shoe heaven, and Imelda Marcos would surely be their patron saint if only she wasn't probably going to be burning in Hell someday!And lest you dismiss the impact that unique footwear can have upon the psyche of the masses, imagine if only you can, KISS performing in Nike's... (more)

Tags: california

All About Walken

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Mar 16, 2008

"All About Walken" (AAW) is to theatre what the Campbell's soup can is to art. Show creator Patrick O'Sullivan is finding his proverbial 15 minutes by making much ado about one of Hollywood's most beloved acting oddities, Christopher Walken.A dual citizen of his native Ireland, as well as of his adopted American homeland, O'Sullivan is still cheerfully unaffected by his show's growing popularity. (Such media mainstays as CBS Radio, Bloomberg, and Fox News have thus far lauded AAW). In fact, earlier, on the very day that I was to attend the production, I was standing in line at the Cherokee... (more)

Tags: seinfeld, myspace, hollywood

The Tiger Lillies: Hear Them Growl!

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Oct 7, 2007

Perhaps you've heard of the Dresden Dolls and their "Punk" Cabaret. This incendiary duo is taking the world by storm with their eclectic merging of rock and dark chanson. Not to belittle their considerable accomplishments, but they are not quite the innovators many would believe them to be. Oh no, dear me, indeed not! In this case, we must brace ourselves for a British invasion, the sort of which has not been seen in recent memory. For the true champions of the tormented spirit of Bertholdt Brecht and Kurt Weill hail from that island nation so infamous for its abundance of musical madmen: the... (more)

Tags: san francisco

Mime Marcel Marceau Dies At Age 84

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Sep 23, 2007

"RIP Marcel Marceau" I received the text message from a friend, and fellow Francophile just moments ago, about the passing of the inimitable Monsieur Marceau. On the one hand, it is almost universally agreed that mimes are fun to pick on, but on the other, this gentleman was a giant among his fellows. Not just among the merchants of mute, but among human beings in general. However, rather than rehash all his numerous accomplishments and accolades, which are, at the moment, being heralded by every media outlet on the planet, and much more effectively than I could ever do, I wish only to... (more)

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Giving It Up At Dorothy's Surrender

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Sep 22, 2007

There is this little retail establishment in WeHo, on Santa Monica Blvd. just east of Crescent Heights, which has, at times, given me the sneaking suspicion that I might really be a drag queen trapped in a woman's body. (BTW, there is no truth to that MySpace rumor that I am a trannie, but it has made for a fun addition to the certain je ne sais quoi that is Veronique CheVALier, The "Weird VAL" of Cabaret, my performance persona). Anyway, the first time I walked into the gift emporium called Dorothy's Surrender, was to kill time whilst awaiting the first of many a futile blind, (or rather, Internet,... (more)

Tags: disney, myspace, gay, restaurant, traffic, santa monica

Guitar Heaven in Playa Del Rey

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Sep 20, 2007

Just as with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, where the price tags of the inventory speak louder than any street sign could, Trilogy Guitars is a destination for the most discerning guitar shoppers in the world. The business is housed in an unobtrusive two-story edifice at the ocean end of Playa del Rey's tiny block long downtown. The building has no signage to distinguish it from neighboring homes, and it blends seamlessly into the upscale surrounding of the beach community. Owner John Silva specializes in carrying only the output of the best luthiers of today, (The prices for the stock on hand... (more)

Tags: hollywood, music

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