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Harlan Ellison

Cautious Criticism: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Laura Stack | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

No matter how talented you are, no matter how popular or dedicated, all it takes is one poorly worded comment or complaint spoken in the wrong place or to the wrong person to torpedo your job.

Miriam Linna Is Nobody's Baby -- Her First Solo Album Shimmers and Soars

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

After moving to the States at a very young age from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she became the drummer in the original lineup of the Cramps. Linna was a drummer -- a chick drummer -- and this was pre-Bangles, Go-Gos, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes. There were no chick drummers in the 1970s. People took notice. Joey Ramone, for instance.

A Boy And His Dog: A Conversation with Harlan Ellison, Plus Exclusives from Gary Lucas, Donovan Woods and Balcony TV

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to The New York Times, Gary Lucas is "a guitarist with a global guitar" and The New Yorker says he's "the thinking man's guitar hero." Introducing his new album Cinefantastique is the artist with a few words about the project.

Digital Fabrication: More Than the Stuff of Dreams

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Michael Sigman

America's economy will suddenly grow by $400 billion -- roughly three percent --on July 31, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis begins to include in ...

Walter's World: Stars Trek to Celebrate Mr. Koenig

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

On Monday the 10th, to great fanfare, Walter Koenig received his long-overdue star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. People love Walter. He summons, let us say, hearty conviviality.

Newspaper Classifieds: The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

The sad state of newspaper classifieds makes me feel lucky that I worked at LA Weekly during the early '80s, when the classifieds did more than drive revenue: they said as much about the city's culture as the cover stories.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lion King 3D & MST3K vs. Gamera

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There were no new genre films in theaters this weekend, but there was one old one in a shiny new, 3D coat: The Lion King 3D, which just so happened to...

Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth (Film Review)

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Watching Dreams with Sharp Teeth is an experience on a par with being grabbed by a friendly lunatic (Robin Williams is in the film) and pulled into a wonderland: in this case, Ellison Wonderland.

Why Can't Tiffany Write?

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph Smigelski

We have a real problem with education in this nation of ours, and it goes far beyond the prohibition to write more or less than five paragraphs in your essay.

Terminating the Darkness: Hope Floats, but Anxiety Abides

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Is the era of the dark comic book movie fable coming to an end? Or is it more a matter of a spate of seemingly underperforming dark would-be blockbusters?