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Music, All Shook Down 5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, David Lynch and Duran Duran have collaborated on a movie together. The film will comprise of the '80s Brit legends performing live in Los Angeles, paired with images of Lynch's interpretations of…
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Film, "Better Living Through Chemistry": A Pharmacist's Lusts, Uncapped

"Better Living Through Chemistry": A Pharmacist's Lusts, Uncapped

Better Living Through Chemistry Even without bearing in mind the 1996 Fatboy Slim record of the same name, and for that matter the retired 1935 DuPont slogan from which its title derived, this feature debut from the writer-director duo of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Newsroom</em>: "Episode 3" Many Montages, Jane Fonda F-Bombs -- Plus, a Note on Sexism

The Newsroom: "Episode 3" Many Montages, Jane Fonda F-Bombs -- Plus, a Note on Sexism

Before we get started on this week's recap of HBO's great new series The Newsroom, we feel the need to talk about the accusations of sexism thrown around after the second episode last week. Usefully, Britain's The Guardian gathered together…
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Film, "Peace. Love and Misunderstanding": Jane Fonda Deserves Better

"Peace. Love and Misunderstanding": Jane Fonda Deserves Better

How much longer must we wait for a vehicle worthy of Jane Fonda, whose past few roles are just shy of elder abuse? Three generations of fine actresses are squandered in Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, an incompetently structured…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wake Up and Reflect

Wake Up and Reflect

In view of the Occupy Movement, this year’s commemoration of the Occupation of Alcatraz takes on a much deeper resonance for non-Native Americans, and it offers fresh poignancy to the annual The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, also referred to as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jane Fonda Says We Should View Aging as "Potential" Rather Than "Pathology"

Jane Fonda Says We Should View Aging as "Potential" Rather Than "Pathology"

As a species, we're living longer than ever -- so long that lots of us can expect to have three acts in our lives, the final one from ages 60 to 90. Yet society at large still discriminates against older…
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Film, Oscar Wild: The Academy Awards bring the crazy

Oscar Wild: The Academy Awards bring the crazy

After a protracted, numbing awards season, this Sunday's Oscar broadcast promises the drama of two ex-spouses battling for Best Picture and Best Director. But will Kathryn Bigelow versus James Cameron really have the spectacle of some of the Academy Awards'…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do the Jane Fonda

Do the Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is a mellow, retiring tabby, but not so long ago she was a sex kitten and antiwar tiger of the first rank. Henry's daughter (and Bridget's aunt) was never more seductively feline than as the New York call…
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Calendar, Night&Day Altman Snaps

Altman Snaps

Thanks to Robert Altman -- the Rolling Stone photographer, not the film director -- San Francisco's Summer of Love will never be forgotten, no matter how many drugs coursed through how many fried neural cortexes back in 1967. Altman had…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lock and Load

Lock and Load

It's not hard to find aesthetic similarities between Vancouver sextet They Shoot Horses Don't They? and the 1969 Jane Fonda vehicle of the same name. The film centers on Fonda and fellow townspeople desperately trying to win the cash prize…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clothes Make the Star

Clothes Make the Star

You may not look to movie stars for fashion ideas, but somewhere along the line you picked up a style tip or two at the movies. To put it another way, we have the movies to thank for turning haute…
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Music, So Rich,  So Pretty

So Rich, So Pretty

Mickey Avalon's performance earlier this year at a downtown San Francisco gallery was one for the Flickr account. Surrounded by chemically baked females who looked barely old enough to own stilettos, let alone teeter around on them, Los Angeles' punk-ass…
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Film, What Ever Happened to Lady Jane?

What Ever Happened to Lady Jane?

Jane Fonda comes from a good Hollywood family and used to be a pretty fair actress herself. Klute, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, and Coming Home were three of the better films of their time. So, after getting a look…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Hot Hot Hot

Hot Hot Hot

ONGOING 4/23-6/19 It might sound like a steamy sauna or a private home gone up in flames, but Hothouse is nothing of the sort. Created last year at the Magic Theatre, it's a series of world premieres by the country's…
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