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The Sting

The Albright -- Santa Monica Pier's New Seafood Shack!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The very first thing I did when I moved permanently to Los Angeles in 1973 was to visit the Santa Monica Pier. Its is an integral part of my Los Angeles life, and I welcome this exciting new culinary addition to the mix. Smell the sea air and enjoy the delicious food.

A Bittersweet 'Sting'

Robert Johnston | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Johnston

Life is bittersweet sometimes. No one knows this more than a cancer patient: suddenly all those things we were taking for granted become not so taken for granted, and we watch some dreams die, and in the face of the new reality of our lives, hopefully find some new dreams to keep going.

Do Like Don and Seek Comfort In Film

David Cleary | Posted 07.07.2013 | TV
David Cleary

Especially in times of tragedy, films have always provided me the same type of comfort. From the time I can remember, I've always been attracted to narrative depiction.

As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.

Sympathy for Mr. Con Man

Rian Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rian Johnson

As you sit with your wallet safely in your pocket, give a nod to that aristocrat of thievery, the noble con artist, up there on the silver screen. Where he belongs.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.