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10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?

Cinema's Hidden Pearls: Part I

Alex Simon | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

You Are Now Entering the Twilight Zone

George Heymont | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of the most provocative shorts screened during CAAMfest 2015 focused on how technology has changed our lives. In a nine-minute fantasy filmed at Lighthouse Waffles and Cake in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, director Wen Ren examined the impact of smartphones, online dating and social media on real-life interactions between human beings.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

The Girl or Guy of Your Nightmares

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What if you were grotesquely deformed and you wanted no one to see you? Yet you had a need for contact and so began to communicate online employing another avatar. This isn't even the stuff of science fiction. It probably takes place.

Anne Serling Shares Memories of Her Iconic Father

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jill Rachel Jacobs

For fans of "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling was the cool, dark-haired, tight-jawed narrator with the distinctive voice, who took viewers on a suspenseful guided tour into another dimension, during the Golden Age of television. To Anne Serling, he was "Dad."

4 Tips on Celebrating a Holiday Alone

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. Like other friends of mine with MG, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses, I have to weigh the joys of being with loved ones against the risks of getting a cold or the flu, which can lead to relapses, hospitalization, and weeks (or months) bedridden.

6 'Twilight Zone' Episodes That Prove Society Is Way More Terrifying Than Any Monster

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment

More than five decades after its premiere, "The Twilight Zone" is as relevant as ever. That staying power is almost as eerie as the show itself, consi...

10 Twilight Zone Episodes That Will Give You Chills

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alexandra Rosas

This week marks the 55th anniversary of The Twilight Zone series. It's not easy to pick from my favorite TZ episodes, but if carnivorous Martians landed on earth and forced me to choose under threat of human extinction, I'd have to name these.

Breaking Bad TV Habits

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

With all of the gun violence and drug-related deaths in this country and our TV habits, I am wondering if it is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art? Either way, this nation is in trouble. TV used to be an escape to forget the world's problems. Now TV is something we need to escape from.

Recall Brings Twilight Zone-esque Horror and SciFi to Hollywood's Lex Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Something is clearly not right with Justine (a manic, Laura Dern-esque Karen Nicole) and her angst-y daughter (Madeline Bertani) who hide in the drear...

Life After Life

Francis Levy | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Physicists tell us the universe is expanding and that someday we will all be shrouded in darkness. Stars will be further apart than ever and the hope ...

Watch All 156 Episodes Of "The Twilight Zone" At The Same Time

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

As you may have suspected, watching all 156 episodes of "The Twilight Zone" is a supremely trippy experience. See for yourself in the video above, a d...

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

Screams to Stream: New Horror Web Series

Jill Di Donato | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

It's the season for macabre. Horror has come a long way, baby. Whether in movie theaters, on TV, and now streaming from computers as webisodes, audiences just want to be scared.

The Digital Faust

Francis Levy | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Francis Levy

In an article in Foreign Affairs ("The Rise of Big Data," May/June 2013), Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger make the following comment, "I...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Tribute to Richard Matheson

Dan Persons | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Genre film lost one of its most influential forces last week when author and screenwriter Richard Matheson passed away. Matheson was able to imbue his scripts with a contemporary outlook and an incisive inquest into the human condition that helped define genre film.

Your Next Stop--The Transit Zone!

Francis Levy | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Remember Rod Serling's immortal words, "You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey i...

My Dad, Rod Serling

Anne Serling | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Anne Serling

Since my father's passing, there has been a postage stamp with his image, a star on Hollywood Blvd.; two attempted revivals of The Twilight Zone; a Disney ride; a movie, books, graphic novels and an innovative program called "The Fifth Dimension."

20 Eerie TV Shows That Made Our Skin Crawl

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

Ah, the swamp. Home to marshland, moss-covered trees... and murder. Premiering Tuesday, June 4 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery, Swamp Murders l...

My Brand New Life: Feathered Zygote, I

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Was watchin' Lassie the other day on one of those channels that try to sell you catheters. Timmy was angry at his friend Scott for not caring that on...

Gentlemen Streets & The Blue Dog: A Conversation with Nick Mery and Audio Exclusives, Plus Bow Down Before LoKi and The Untz Challenge

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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For an Interesting Conversation, Try Arlen Schumer

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

When you eat Chinese, make sure your dinner companion is interesting. That way, when the food comes, you get the person to talk a lot and you get to eat the extra spare rib. lways remember, the more you get the person to talk, the more food you can eat.

Kate Upton

Francis Levy | Posted 02.21.2013 | Celebrity
Francis Levy

"Beauty is Only Skin Deep" as The Temptations sing, but a billboard can stop traffic and a magazine cover on a newsstand can be perused so frequently ...

'Twilight Zone' Reboot In The Works

Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

A new "Twilight Zone" could be coming to TV, thanks to "X-Men" director Bryan Singer. According to EW, Singer and CBS TV Studios are in early developm...