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The After Hours

Francis Levy | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The naked sculptures in the window of the Park Avenue South storefront have become a kind of cause celebre to Gramercy Park residents, around the corn...

31 Must-Read Screenwriting Lessons From The Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling

ScreenCraft | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Twitter Jumps Dimensions

Jeffrey Dwoskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Dwoskin

It's probably odd to say that one of my greatest comedic influences was The Twilight Zone, but the classic twist at the end of every episode turned out to be very similar to the rule of three used in comedy.

Sci Fest L.A. Takes Theatre to New Realms

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Now in its third year, Sci-Fest L.A., the world's only science fiction theatre festival, boldly goes beyond where live theatre has gone before, and pr...

'Money Monster'

Francis Levy | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

There is more to Money Monster than meets the eye. Yes it deals with the familiar in the guise of a television show hosted by one Lee Gates (George Clooney) with hot dancing chicks accompanying supposedly hot stock tips.

It's National 'Twilight Zone' Day, So Here's Every Creepy Laugh From The Show

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.11.2016 | Comedy

No show does creepy laughs like "The Twilight Zone." And the great thing about the creepy laughs of "The Twilight Zone" is that the person(s) being la...

Chats with Terry Manning and Dan Vallor, and Thank You Prince

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

JESSE COOK'S "LOOP STATION IMPROV" EXCLUSIVE According to the Jesse Cook gang... "World music/jazz guitarist Jesse Cook wraps up his U.S. tour this ...

A War of the Worlds

Francis Levy | Posted 10.07.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

"Mars Show Signs of Having Flowing Water, Possible Niches for Life, NASA, Says" was the headline (NYT, 9/29/15) On October 30, l938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre on the Air presented an adaptation of H.G. Welles' The War of the Worlds.

The Housewife Zone

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 10.06.2016 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension of not only dust and dirt, but of lost minds. A journey into a chaotic, lawless land, bound only...

LA Stories: Los Feliz Is All About Art for Art's Sake With a Hipster Nod and a Wink

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Okay, so sue me, but Los Feliz, 90027 rocks! IMHO, Los Feliz is the funkiest, coolest hood in LA. Not just for the flocks of gorgeous, free-flying p...

The Trouble With Mr. Serling

Perry Block | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Perry Block

Rod Serling, the program's creator, is today rightly regarded as one of the true giants of television. But back in the early days it seems that not everyone had the same positive view of the somewhat enigmatic Mr. Sterling.

10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | 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 06.27.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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.