Entertainment


Entertainment // July 1, 2013It’s officially “Yeezy Season,” and two weeks after the album dropped, the internet is still buzzing about Yeezus, Kanye’s sixth studio album.  It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 327,000 in the first week -- without any marketing.With so much buzz around the record, I was eager to give it a listen.  In a June interview with the New York Times, while discussing…
Entertainment // June 17, 2013Sharon and Ozzy. Chris Brown and Rihanna. Katy Perry and John Mayer. Something is in the air but it certainly isn’t love. The music world is uncoupling at a staggering rate. With these couples heading for the door, we couldn’t help but put together a comforting list of the Top 5 Best Breakup Songs. Whether breakups make you want to seek isolation in a dark room…
Entertainment // June 3, 2013We’re all used to the never ending buffet of cable TV and in-your-face visuals of the movie theater, but there is something timeless and impactful about storytelling on the stage. When my cousin invited me to see The Scottsboro Boys, at the Ahmanson Theater in downtown LA, I didn’t know much about their story. But I was quickly drawn into the lives of the nine boys trying…
Entertainment // May 20, 2013 Powerhouse vocalist Cheesa first came into our homes on last season’s The Voice. The Honolulu native swept Cee Lo off his feet at her blind audition with her rich and soulful voice.  He gushed, “You could go on from here to be everything you were meant to be.” Now at 22, Cheesa has released her debut album Naked via her own independent label. It’s reminiscent…
Entertainment // May 6, 2013Thanks to YouTube, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can upload a video of anything, anytime they want.  While this means the world has been inundated with cat videos, it has also revolutionized entertainment and launched some careers - I mean, Justin Bieber was discovered there. There is a lot of crap, but there are also some people who have perfected entertaining through their…
Entertainment // April 22, 2013 If the widespread use of techno beats and cheesy lyrics weren’t enough of an indication, R&B music today simply isn’t what it used to be. The R&B acts of the 80’s and 90’s set the bar high (Jodeci anyone?), and the timeless vocals, iconic fashion and -- of course -- the dance moves, simply can’t be forgotten.  While you can find amazing R&B groups in recent…
Entertainment // April 8, 2013 I often consider myself the queen of procrastination. Deadlines and due dates motivate me best when anticipation of their looming approach stimulates my adrenaline. It’s better than an espresso.We all know the internet provides countless opportunities to waste time -- from stalking obscure friends on Facebook to watching a video compilation of adorable kittens on YouTube. But if you want to do some serious damage to…
Entertainment // March 25, 2013 A&E attempts to prove it’s more than just the Storage Wars channel with its newest scripted thriller, Bates Motel, which is meant to serve as a sort of back story to the horror classic, Psycho. Most pilots suffer from exposition-overload to ensure the audience doesn’t feel lost. Fortunately, Bates Motel does not fall into that trap and thus makes for a swift-moving and intrigue-filled first episode.…
Made Music // March 11, 2013 Teeny Bopper Guilty Pleasure: Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were TroubleI never had a problem disliking Taylor Swift because she was always “Country.” They say that Country music is the most popular genre. Now I don’t know who “they” are, but I’m pretty sure they’re the same liars that tell us that kale is delicious, and we probably want to eat it in…
TV Recap // March 6, 2013 Can you believe Hannah has OCD? I can’t, especially since it comes out of left-field in “It’s Back,” an episode in which most of the girls behave unexpectedly.Apparently Hannah’s had OCD since high school, but managed to keep it under control until the pressure of writing an e-book becomes too much. The trigger ends up being an unexpected call from Adam. After he calls,…
TV Recap // March 1, 2013 Remember that time Hannah traveled upstate with Jessa and slept with a 19 year old? This is the unfortunate way Girls fans will likely describe "Video Games," which follows Hannah as she tags along with Jessa on a visit to see her parents.  An episode featuring Hannah and Jessa is bound to have cheeky dialogue, so Jessa advising Hannah to stuff garlic up her…
Interview // February 24, 2013 With an eclectic style that won’t be tamed, Dezi Paige explores a range of musical styles in her debut, the recently released, Tall Tales. Paige was born to the into a Psychedelic Rock family; she is the daughter of David Getz, the drummer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, where Janis Joplin cut her teeth. With a best friend kind of ease about her,…
Academy Awards // February 21, 2013 Every year at about this time, movie lovers everywhere spend time in theaters, reading reviews, and debating their critical assessments in preparation for The Oscars. The nominees have been selected and we’re waiting with baited breath to see who will go home victorious. Unfortunately, the Academy doesn’t take our opinions into account, but let’s take a look at what regular people are saying about…
TV Recap // February 19, 2013 I missed the chance to recap last week’s episode of Girls, but as luck would have it I really didn’t miss much.  “One Man’s Trash” was a nicely directed episode full of Hannah having sex with a stranger named Joshua (played by the very sexy Patrick Wilson). They played topless ping pong, Joshua begged her not to leave and by the end of their…
Justin Timberlake at The Palladium // February 12, 2013Justin Timberlake’s return to music has been a whirlwind. First, he dropped “Suit & Tie,” then followed it up with a full album announcement, a “lyric” video that honestly could be a standalone video if he wanted it to be, a show at DirecTV’s Super Bowl party, and then an incredible performance at The Grammys this past Sunday.  What you may or…