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The case for living with Mom and Dad

It’s not uncommon for many young people to live back at home with their parents.

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To Rep. Paul Ryan, college students forced to move back in with Mom and Dad are the poster children for the bad economy. But from a personal finance perspective, experts say returning home can be a triumph. “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life,” Ryan said at the Republican National Convention last week. It’s a growing trend: There are more adult Americans age 34 or younger sleeping in their childhood bedrooms now than at any other time in the past 30 years, studies show. Nearly onequarter of those ages 20 to 34 were living at home between 2007 and 2009, up from 17 percent in 1980, according to a study released this month by Zhenchao Qian of Ohio State University. The rate is closer to one-third for 25- to 34-year-olds, says Kim Parker, the lead researcher on another recent survey, “The Boomerang Generation.” But just because more young adults are moving in with their parents doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Andi Cooper, 31, a communications specialist from Ridgeland, Miss. who recently moved in with her parents, says people shouldn’t feel sorry for her. “I’m extremely happy,” she says. And she’s not alone.

Some 78 percent of those surveyed in the Pew study say they’re satisfied with their living arrangements and 77 percent feel upbeat about their future finances. “If there’s supposed to be a stigma attached to living with Mom and Dad through one’s late 20s or early 30s, today’s boomerang generation didn’t get that memo,” Parker says. It may also be part of a larger cultural shift: People are also getting married later in life and flying the coop later, Qian says. To be sure, many young adults are living with their parents strictly because of joblessness, low wages or high housing costs. About one-third of 25- to 34-year-olds say they moved back or never left because of the economy, the Pew report found, up from 11 percent in 1980. But there’s a silver lining too. Nearly half of these young adults say they have paid rent to their parents instead of to some anonymous landlord, and 89 percent say they have helped with household expenses, the report found. And many college graduates in their 30s who still live at home to save money say they’re glad they avoided buying a home at the peak of the market. Cooper says she has a lot of friends who bought homes in their 30s, before 2008 — and are now unable to sell them because they have negative equity. Despite having a graduate degree in Wildlife Science and a well-paid job, she says she never even considered buying a house. “I definitely

feel blessed to have dodged that bullet,” she says. Moving back in with one’s parents may even make sense for those who can afford a place of their own, others say. “Living at home promotes saving,” says Sheldon Garon, a professor of history at Princeton University and author of “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves.” He says it could help students pay off the $1 trillion they now owe in student loans. “There has been a staggering increase in student debt in the last few years,” Garon says. “It may make a lot of sense for young people to trim their costs.” On a personal note, college graduates also reap the benefits of having two mature roommates who can give them valuable advice about planning their future. Qian says this is a critical time for many young people. Case in point: Jennifer Marcus, 26, a public-relations executive and television blogger, works in New York and moved back to her childhood home in New Jersey last September. “They gave me emotional support after a really tough breakup,” she says. “I also switched jobs this year and my parents were monumental in helping me with that decision.” ©2012 MarketWatch Visit MarketWatch at www.marketwatch. com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Campus Circle: Hi, Boris. How are you? Boris Kodjoe: I’m great, thanks! CC: Glad to hear it. Just recently, I saw that you were born in Austria and grew up in Germany. Can you tell us what it was like to grow up in another country? BK: It was great! You know, it was all I ever knew. CC: When did you come to the U.S.?

CC: Moving on to Resident Evil, it seemed that in the fourth film, Resident Evil: Afterlife, your character and Milla Jovovich’s character had some chemistry. In the new film, Resident Evil: Retribution, can we look forward to that relationship developing at all, or is it more of a mutual respect type situation? BK: Well, they have a mutual respect, but there’s an emotional undertone there, definitely. They like each other. They respect each other tremendously. When you go through a traumatic experience together like they have, I think it sort of bonds you together. We’ll have to see what happens, but I definitely share your perspective on that.

BK: I came here on a tennis scholarship when I was 19. CC: How were you introduced to acting? Was it something that just happened naturally? BK: You know, I was a tennis player all my life, and that’s what I wanted to do. I was a top player, but I got injured. So, that sort of derailed my plans. I was pretty down and depressed about what happened, but my mother wanted to take my mind off of it. So, she suggested that I come back to the U.S., because I had all these scholarship offers. She wanted me to go to college, and realize that there was more to life than just tennis. So, that’s what I did. I started studying at VCU [Virginia Commonwealth University] in Richmond, and I made some great friends. I got my degree. Then, by accident, I fell into modeling. I traveled the world, and I did that for quite a while. During that time, I really wanted to lose my accent, because I couldn’t really speak English that well. So, I went to acting class to help me lose my accent. While I was trying to lose my accent in acting class, I just fell in love with it. It was a great way for me to express myself. When you first start acting in class, it’s very therapeutic. I was also working very hard at speaking English properly, because I knew that no one would buy me speaking with a German accent.

CC: What was the biggest difference for you between shooting in 3D and shooting a regular film? BK: There’s really no difference. The set-ups take longer, and [when doing stunts] you have to be immaculate with your technique. For instance, if you miss the chin by too much, it shows. So, there’s a lot of rehearsal. We trained for six weeks before shooting. It was a lot of fun doing that! You get to kick ass with a bunch of hot chicks and kill zombies. You can’t get much better than that. CC: In Resident Evil: Retribution, there is a scene where your character, along with several others, is chased through Red Square by a huge “Licker”. Was it difficult for you, as an actor, to react to a monster that wasn’t there?

The zombies have mutated, and they’re much more intelligent now. [Retribution] really takes it to the next level. CC: Do your children get to watch the Resident Evil movies? BK: Absolutely not! (laughs) They would be traumatized. They have no idea that their father is a zombie killer. CC: So, they don’t know that their dad is an action hero? BK: Actually, a couple of days ago, I was replying to some fan mail. I left a picture of me that I signed where I was holding a gun on the kitchen table. They freaked out. CC: Would you say it’s difficult to juggle your family life and your career? BK: No, I don’t think so. Family comes first. My wife and my kids are the most important things in my life. They are my focal point. Everything else just falls into place automatically. My wife has an amazing career. She just got off of Broadway - she did “A Streetcar Named Desire”. She’s also shooting a TV show and going to London to be in “A Streetcar Named Desire” on the West End. CC: If you could use one phrase to describe Resident Evil: Retribution, what would it be? BK: Non-stop, post-apocalyptic action.

BK: It’s tough, but we end up cracking up halfway through shooting it. (laughs) Paul [Anderson], the director is standing there, shouting at us. “Okay, the “Licker” is here! Move to the left, there’s someone shooting at you!” So, he just keeps yelling at us, and we have to react. After awhile, it just becomes complete chaos.

CC: What projects do you have coming up, now that you’ve finished Resident Evil: Retribution?

CC: Now that you’ve seen the completed film, what do you think of Resident Evil: Retribution?

BK: I’m shooting a thriller in November. Then, in the Spring, I’ll be directing my first movie. It’s called Looking for Jimmy Lee. It’s a romantic comedy starring my wife, and I’m very excited about that. It’ll be my first time behind the camera, and I can’t wait.

BK: It looks great. I mean, the fight scenes are just unbelievable. There’s some stuff you’ve never seen before. Milla really kicks ass.

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CC: That’s quite the success story! BK: (laughs) Thank you. It’s worked out pretty well so far.

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As summer turns to fall and mega hits such as The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises start to fade away, moviegoers are treated with the fall season that runs synonymous with the Oscars. While there may not be as many blockbusters, there will certainly be enough quality to fully satisfy cinema fans. This fall proves to be a good one, as several highly anticipated films will be making their releases, as well as many high-profile directors contributing their Oscar-caliber films as well. One of the first notable releases will be coming from the talented Paul Thomas Anderson. The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, chronicles a leader and his faith-based organization. Mirroring scientology, this film promises to get a good amount of press upon its release. Anderson last directed the masterpiece There Will Be Blood, so anyone who is a fan of his work should make it out to theaters for this one. Also releasing on September 14 is Finding Nemo 3D. Everyone already knows and loves the Pixar classic, therefore its reimagining in 3D is sure to be a welcome theater-going experience for children and adults alike.

September 28 sees two significant releases with Looper and Trouble With the Curve. Looper proves to be a wholly unique entry into sci-fi, with established stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood returns to the screen in Trouble With the Curve, which chronicles a baseball scout’s last trip around the block. For some fun escapist fare, check out Liam Neeson in the sequel to his smash hit Taken, which will be released on October 5. Taken 2 follows Neeson again on another rescue mission. October 12 sees the release of Ben Affleck’s new drama, Argo. This film follows a CIA specialist who’s in charge of rescuing six American ambassadors who have been captured in Iran. After the success of Gone Baby Gone and The Town, there is significant buzz surrounding Affleck’s new directorial effort. Robert Zemeckis returns to live action with his new film starring Denzel Washington. Flight tells the story of an airline pilot who saves a plane from crashing and the subsequent investigation into the incident. Many are excited to see what Zemeckis is going to bring to the table after such a long absence.

November 9 is the return of James Bond in Skyfall. Daniel Craig returns as Bond, along with the girls, cars and action. After Quantum of Solace disappointed, many are eager to see the new film. Javier Bardem stars as the villain, which adds further expectation that this new Bond will impress. Also released on the same day is Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, this biopic is almost guaranteed success. Combining one of the greatest directors of all time with one of the greatest actors of all time usually equates a winner. November 16 marks the next chapter in the Twilight franchise with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. While it will certainly dominate the box office, don’t expect much unless you’re a fan. November 21 marks David O. Russell’s return to the big screen with Silver Linings Playbook. Starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, this film follows a man struggling to get his life together after a stint in a mental institution. Russell last impressed with The Fighter, so look forward to another Oscarcaliber film.

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you pack all those moth-eaten ‘80s action “heroes” onto one screen, each has to have his own body count. Biggest letdowns — Rock of Ages wasted a great, boozy Tom Cruise turn. And Dark Shadows found its audience — it was just older and smaller than Johnny Depp/ Tim Burton are used to. Better the first time — Why remake Alien and call it a prequel (Prometheus)? The only thing “amazing” about The Amazing Spider-Man was the cynicism recycling it. What’s Bourne without Bourne? Total Recall made us remember, far too fondly, a mediocre old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Best movies you didn’t see — Safety Not Guaranteed, an indie time-travel thrillercomedy-romance, well-scripted, well-acted and fun; Beasts of the Southern Wild; and Bernie,” just as Southern as Killer Joe, funnier, dizzier and another great outing for Richard Linklater, the Slacker Scorsese. Farewell, My Queen, the best role Diane Kruger has ever had. Compliance is shoutat-the-screen maddening, as we see people just “following orders” and making awful decisions. Worst movie everybody saw — Ted. It’s a pot-smoking potty-mouthed stuffed toy, people. What, is it for folks who found The Hangover too mature?   ©2012 McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Distributed by MCT Information Services

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The Five-Year Engagement, “Bored to Death’s” third season and The Ghosts of the Abyss 3D. BY MIKE SEBASTIAN The Majors: Kristen Stewart is the fairest of them all in Snow White and the Huntsman, an epic reimagining of the fairy tale. The Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White, but the would-be assassin instead trains his target in battle in order to wage war for the fate of the kingdom. It’s a visual feast. Funny Business: Actor-writer Jason Segel and director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) re-team for the hilarious comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Segel stars alongside Emily Blunt as a couple who wants to get married, but just can’t make it happen as fate conspires against them. The gut-busting Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Mindy Kaling co-star. Inspired by the best-selling parenting guide, What to Expect When You’re Expecting puts a star-studded cast through the ringer of new parenthood. From raging hormones to a dad’s support group, if you didn’t laugh, you’d go insane. Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock and Dennis Quaid star. The Idiotbox: “30 Rock” continues to be one of the funniest shows on TV thanks to chemistry between Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin and an unflinchingly absurd sensibility. Season 6 finds perpetual train wreck Tracy (Tracy Morgan) leading a protest group of self-described idiots for equal rights. Also included are both performances of the live episode. TV’s most unlikely detective (Jason Schwartzman) returns with his most important case yet in “Bored to Death:” Season 3. Taking time from his stalled writing career, Jonathan Ames becomes a Craigslist P.I. Now, with the help of his magazine editor mentor (Ted Danson) and comic book artist friend (Zach Galifianakis), Ames is out to discover the truth about his biological father (guest star Stacy Keach). It’s the most unassumingly enjoyable show on TV. Jonathan Nolan (co-writer of The Dark Knight) teams with super producer J.J. Abrams for the high-tech thriller “Person of Interest:” Season 1. An ex-CIA agent is recruited by a reclusive billionaire computer genius who taps into the government’s anti-terrorist surveillance system in order to predict crimes before they happen. It’s a detective show for the post-Patriot Act world. An update on The Manchurian Candidate, “Homeland:” Season 1 is one of the best new dramas on TV. An obsessed CIA agent (Claire Danes) is hell-bent on proving a recently rescued POW (Damian Lewis) is an al-Qaida sleeper agent planning the next terrorist attack on the U.S. The shell-shocked hero may be a terrorist puppet and not even realize it himself. Cinemax makes its primetime drama debut with a bang in “Strike Back:” Season 1. This action-packed, globetrotting series follows a disgraced former Delta Force operative as he teams with an elite British anti-terrorism unit tracking a terrorist who is planning a massive attack with a cache of WMDs. Blu Notes: Two James Cameron classics are more beautiful than ever in 3D. One of cinema’s greatest spectacles, Titanic is a big-scope tragic love story with gorgeous period detail and stunning special effects. Ghosts of the Abyss 3D features Cameron, Bill Paxton and a team of experts as they plunge into the depths in a sub, capturing the Titanic remains in haunting detail. Gear up for Halloween with the stop-motion classic, Mad Monster Party. The creators of perennial TV favorites “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty, the Snowman” assemble a rogue’s gallery of monsters, from Dracula to Mr. Hyde, for the retirement bash of Baron von Frankenstein (Boris Karloff). Then check out the cult classic adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story Re-Animator. Back from the dead experiments go horribly wrong in an over-the-top, totally inventive gore fest that you just have to love.

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And the EMMY goes to… Who will take home TV’s top honors? BY AVIEL CHANG

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Drama: Series: “Mad Men” “Mad Men” is leaps and bounds the front-runner for this award, and if it loses then it will be the biggest surprise of the night. “Homeland” has the best chance of dethroning “Mad Men,” especially if voters have delved deeper into the show as opposed to simply watching the first few episodes. Overall though, “Mad Men” is the best bet. Lead Actress: Claire Danes (“Homeland”) Danes will follow up her win for “Temple Grandin” with a win for “Homeland.” Ever since the first episode, Danes has gotten nothing but praise and a loss here will be very surprising. Lead Actor: Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) There are a lot of factors here that could determine the final outcome. Jon Hamm has deserved the award for every season of “Mad Men” there has been. Steve Buscemi is incredible and won a Golden Globe for his performance in “Boardwalk Empire.” Damien Lewis also has a shot due to “Homeland’s” massive popularity. In the end though, how can anyone truly beat out Cranston? His performance as Walter White will go down as one of the greatest TV roles in the history of the industry. Supporting Actress: Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) Hendricks has significant support for her role in “Mad Men.” This year might finally be the year that the Emmy’s shows some love for the actors and actresses in “Mad Men.” She will have to beat out Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), however, as she seems to be the favorite thus far. Anna Gunn could also sneak out a win for her performance in “Breaking Bad.”

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Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) This is strictly between Paul and Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones.” Both roles are virtually leading and have been that way since the beginning of each show. Paul is simply too good right now and is poised to take this award again.

Supporting Actress: Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) This year is the year that Vergara finally wins this award. Her popularity has elevated this past year, and she has responded by giving her best season yet.

Comedy:

Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) Burrell should take this award fairly handedly. The only realistic other possibilities are also starring on “Modern Family,” so no matter what, the show should take home another award. Burrell is simply fantastic and one of the brightest spots of the show.

Series: “Modern Family” Simply one of the funniest (and definitely cleverest) shows on television right now. It’s literally on another plane compared to other comedies, and should easily win this award.

Directing: Louis C.K. (“Louie”) This is a no-brainer here. “Louie” is an absolutely incredible show that Louis C.K. has put together himself. This is his pet project, and that work will payoff with an Emmy.

Lead Actress: Zooey Deschanel (“The New Girl”) Deschanel is currently receiving tremendous praise for her new series “The New Girl.” She is a fresh face and hugely popular, and with that should take the award. There are many other very deserving candidates, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) as well as Tina Fey, (“30 Rock”), but Deschanel will win this one by a hair.

Miniseries/TV Movie:

Directing: Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”) This is one award that “Homeland” should take handedly as the buzz surrounding it has been immense.

Lead Actor: Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) Parsons is the Bryan Cranston of comedies. It is going to be tough to ever beat him as long as “The Big Bang Theory” continues. Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) has a very legitimate chance, though it probably won’t happen.

Game Change is going to make a complete sweep of the categories come awards night. It is an incredible feat in its own, but considering the lack of competition, there should be little doubt that Game Change will dominate. It will most certainly win best series, Julianne Moore will take lead actress, Woody Harrelson will win lead actor, Ed Harris will take the supporting actor win and Jay Roach will be crowned best director. Sarah Paulson will also most likely win best supporting actress, but Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy of “American Horror Story” also have solid shots as well. The Emmy Awards airs on Sunday, September 23 on ABC.

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Beneath the shabbiness is HM157, a historical landmark providing a space for artists, filmmakers and more. “It smells like opium here.” A young woman in her 20s says as she scans the eccentric turquoise walls of Historical Monument #157. As someone who has never been consciously exposed to opium, I’d say that she could very well be misidentifying the scent of incense that cocoons the residence. Yes, it must be the incense. At first glance, the house does not look historical at all. The shabby Victorian building is nestled between a video store and laundry mat in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Across the street, the bright golden arches of McDonald’s boast having “over a billion served.” Less ostentatious is the dimmer blue, fluorescent sign of HM157, which tonight hosts the 6th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival. The unremarkable gates eventually lead to a peculiar path of vintage RV’s, wayward flora, and the kind of furniture that people brush off in garage sales; everything barely hinting that what is more formally called The Horace P. Dibble House is on the California Historical landmark list. Wendy Watson is one of the seven artists who reside at HM157. She has the infectious enthusiasm of what most people call a free spirit, and her down-to-earth attitude and fondness for the word “groovy” immediately distance the establishment from the dreaded H-word. Less Williamsburg, more Haight-Ashbury. “I’ve been here a year and a half now. A friend of mine’s band was playing and the minute I walked through the door, I couldn’t believe I was in Los Angeles. It feels so San Francisco,” says the San Diego native who spent her early 20s in the Bay Area. “I immediately connected.” Siblings Reid Maxwell and Charon Nogues, who founded what is now the HM157 collective, hail from San Francisco as well. Story has it that Maxwell had been driving by on Broadway Avenue one afternoon and saw a “For Rent” sign in front of the run-down house. “Just on a fluke,” Watson explains, “he went in and hit it off with the owner. Before you knew it, he was moving in and starting a collective.” The aphorism “birds of the same feather flock together” transpires, and what began as a search for roommates to afford rent turned into an assemblage of creatives who are “collectively making an effort to promote music and art and all the stranger things in life.”

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Today, the group organizes regular events that range from folk music concerts to vegetarian Malaysian dinners and yoga classes. “We pretty much do everything through donations. We have no money,” Watson laughs. “It’s kind of amazing how supportive and respectful people are. We’re obviously a totally DIY space. I think a big part of it is that the events that we put on bring really interesting, groovy crowds. That’s our goal. We want to get interesting, groovy people meeting and connecting and making art together. That’s sort of the ultimate vision of this place.” This particular balmy Saturday, about 75 people gather on foldable chairs and mismatched couches facing a backyard wall projection to witness film connoisseur Billy Burgess’ yearly production. The first part is an hour of “mega-mix of absurd clips dug from the dumpsters of hell!!!” Or in other words, VHS snippets of the likes of Tales from the Crypt and The Thing with Two Heads (a short about a bigot scientist whose experiment-gone-awry results in his having to share a body with a black man. It’s a hilarious must-see). The second part is a showcase of 11 experimental short films. Standouts include New York filmmaker Danilo Parra’s Laundry and Torture Room and The Great Packard Lincoln Breakdown by Damon Packard. An underlying theme of the night’s showcase it seems is, well, absurdity. Although it was difficult to find message in some of the shorts shown (case in point: a grown man defecating on screen. What could it mean?), and a slight trace of what is probably just incense still lingers in my hair, the evening was nonetheless an entertaining parade of effort and talent that is hard to find elsewhere. HM157 serves as a conduit for the offbeat and outlandish-- sort of having a house party in the ease of your best friend’s backyard, although you probably shouldn’t tell your parents about this one.

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COLE’S PHILIPPE’S: Who makes the better French Dip? BY NICKI SPENCER Cole’s is located at 118 E. Sixth St.

When it comes to famous Los Angeles rivalries, the first thing that pops up into most people’s heads is the rivalry between USC and UCLA. However, there is a rivalry of a different kind in L.A. that exists between two downtown restaurants: Cole’s and Philippe’s. At first glance, these restaurants are different in every way. Cole’s is dimly lit with a speakeasy-like atmosphere. Philippe’s is brightly lit and has wood shavings on the floor. Cole’s has a cocktail bar. Philippe’s has wine and beer. Cole’s has a simple menu with a limited number of items, while Philippe’s has an extended menu that even includes breakfast options. Obviously, these locations are very different. Actually, they are so different from each other, it seems there would be no real reason to compare the two. But, because they both claim to be the “originators of the French dip sandwich” with the best tasting French dip in town, an epic rivalry was born. How did this major sandwich rivalry manifest? It all started in 1908 when both of these establishments were created. Cole’s claims that their house chef, Jack Garlinghouse, created the original French Dip in 1908 when he dipped the bread into Au Jus in order to soften it for a customer suffering with bad gums. On the other hand, Philippe’s claims to have originated

Philippe’s is located at 1001 N. Alameda St.

the French Dip sandwich in 1918, founder Philippe Mathieu accidentally dropped the bread roll into a juice-filled pan that had just been taken out of the oven. According to Philippe’s, the customer told Mathieu that he would eat the sandwich anyway. The next day, that customer returned to Philippe’s with his friends requesting more dipped sandwiches. Regardless of which restaurant originated the concept, both of them have a lot to offer to the foodies of the world. The Cole’s ambience charms guests upon arrival. The fancy cocktail bar, with countless liqueurs on the shelves behind it, is one of those bars where one can sit for hours, sharing witty banter with the foreign bartender. Not to mention, other than its French Dip Sandwich, Cole’s has some other delicious must-haves like the Spicy Garlic Sweet Potato Fries (bring Altoids) and the Guinness Float. Unlike Cole’s, Philippe’s has a much more casual atmosphere. The place is usually bustling, especially at lunchtime, and the customers sit at picnic tables. Guests stand in lines of organized chaos, waiting for a “Carver” to take the next order. Philippe’s also has other deli classics like pickled eggs, potato salad, and Coleslaw. Obviously, both of these establishments have a lot to bring to the table. But, when it comes down to a competition between

the sandwiches, whose is better? The answer to this question is easy: Philippe’s. What makes the Philippe’s French Dip so divine? Let’s start with the bun. Compared to the Cole’s bun, the Philippe’s bun is much thicker, making it more capable of soaking up the Au Jus. Having the right bun to soak up the juices is a key element for a successful French Dip. When going to Philippe’s, visitors should request that the sandwich be “double-dipped” to soak up all of the mouthwatering flavors. Secondly, the meat used in the Philippe’s sandwich is sliced to a magnificently thin perfection that is difficult for any other sandwiches to outdo. Thirdly, even though Cole’s claims that their sandwich is the “same size sandwich as that other downtown sandwich shoppe,” it is actually slightly smaller than the Philippe’s sandwich. Overall, the Philippe’s sandwich has a better harmony of flavors, making it the true winner in this face-off. However, for those curious foodies out there, it is fairly easy to try both sandwiches because the restaurants are located near each other. Why not visit both restaurants and make a personal decision on who the real winner is? It is a fun way to spend a free night when one is hungry and looking for something interesting to do.

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FOR THE BRAVE AND THE HUNGRY: TOP L.A. FOOD CHALLENGES Earn a free t-shirt if you can eat the entire Manuel’s Special 5-pound burrito.

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For all you foodies looking for a challenge, prepare your stomachs because we’ve compiled a list of the top food challenges in L.A. From the spiciest soup in the city to a burrito the size of a man’s forearm, these challenges are no joking matter. These place are worth checking out – if you’re brave enough, that is. Orochon Ramen: Special #2 Challenge Featured in an episode of “Man v. Food,” the Special #2 will have you breaking a sweat. The challenge consists of finishing a large bowl of the restaurant’s spiciest ramen in less than 30 minutes. Fearless host Adam Richman managed to finish the flaming bowl of ramen just in the nick of time. Winners of the challenge get their photo taken and placed on Orochon’s Wall of Bravery, a wall dedicated to the few who can withstand the heat. The Special #2 is what Orochon describes as the “spiciest and hottest bowl of ramen in the planet” and is made up of its traditional Japanese ramen, extremely spicy soup base (you can pick the broth from choices like soy sauce or miso), pork, bean sprouts and far too many jalapeños. You can add toppings, like corn or extra veggies, for an additional cost, which can help soothe the spiciness and aid in completing the challenge. Orochon advises to eat at your own risk, so if you’re not a fan of spicy foods, order a bowl of their mild noodles – while it’s less fun, it’s also less painful. But if you’re determined to get on the Wall of Bravery, grab a gallon of milk and prepare for the spiciest challenge in L.A. Orochon Ramen is located a 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., Los Angeles. Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café: Manuel’s Special If you’re in the mood for Mexican, check out the Manuel’s Special at Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café. Comparable to

the size of a newborn baby, Manuel’s Special is a 5-pound burrito filled with meat, guacamole, cheese, rice, beans, veggies and anything else you can think of. There are five different options for meat, which include chicken, chile verde, steak picado, carne asada and machaca (shredded beef). Customers who finish the massive burrito receive a free “I ate the whole thing” T-shirt. A chance at victory comes at a price though – the burrito costs around $20 to $24 each. While you have to eat it by yourself in order to earn the free t-shirt, the Manuel’s Special is a good option to split among friends for a delicious and filling meal. This challenge was also featured on “Man v. Food,” and even Richman couldn’t manage to finish the entire burrito on his own. Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café is located at 812 N. Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles. Wakasaya: Sashimi Challenge Sashimi and sushi lovers rejoice: Wakasaya is offering quality sashimi for free – but with a catch. A massive bowl of various types of sashimi and rice, which normally costs $50, can be in your belly for free if you finish it within the allotted time of 15 minutes. Called the Bikkuri Don, this bowl of fresh fish and rice also comes with soup on the side. Along with the free meal, your photo gets placed on the wall if the challenge is completed. The main difficulty of this challenge is the rice portion. The Bikkuri Don is mainly white rice on the

bottom, which is full of carbohydrates, making it extremely filling. This challenge is only recommended for true sashimi lovers because if you can’t finish it, you’re out 50 bucks and probably won’t be able to eat fish for a whole month. Wakasaya is located at 335 E. 2 St., Japanese Village Plaza #106, Los Angeles. Fat Sal’s Deli: Big Fat Fatty Challenge Think you have what it takes to be a big fat fatty at Fat Sal’s Deli in L.A.? For a whopping $50, you get a shot at finishing one of the most epic sandwiches known to man. The Big Fat Fatty is Fat Sal’s special “sandwich,” if you can even call it that. This fatty is filled with cheesesteak, cheese burgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried eggs, jalapeno poppers, fries, onion rings, chili, marinara and fat sauce (literally what the sauce is called) all on a 27-inch garlic hero bread. The entire Big Fat Fatty has to be consumed within a limited time of 40 minutes. And what is the prize for completing this possible heart attack of a sandwich? Not only is the sandwich free, but also champions of this challenge get to create and name their very own “fat sandwich” at Fat Sal’s. Plus, you’ll be full for a whole week. Fat Sal’s is known for their delicious sandwiches and fries, and “Entourage” star, Jerry Ferrara, actually owns it with two other close friends of his. Fat Sal’s Deli is located at 972 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles.

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THRIFT STORE SHOPPING TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOU A BUNDLE When you’re shopping for clothes on a budget, thrift stores might be BY ANN AU

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With today’s economy in a slump and being frugal has become a trend, shopping for used clothing makes a lot of sense. Are you new to “thrifting” and unsure about how to start? No worries, this article has got you covered. Use these tips to maximize your “thrifting” experience and score some hip clothes without draining your bank account! Where to buy? Go to Value Village/Savers. If there was a list for “The Cheapest Thrift Store,” this one would on the top. Goodwill, another thrift store, is on the pricier side compared to its counterpart.

What are the best items to look for? Accessories. I purchased my best accessories from thrift stores. I once got a brown leather belt from a thrift store for only $3. No matter what I pair it with, people always praise it and ask me where I got it. Thrift stores are also good for hair ties and hair clips!

Go to a wealthy area. Thrift stores at wealthier areas often have a relatively larger number of nice quality brand-name items than those in other areas. Also, it’s easier to find awesome things that have not even been worn. Let their excess become your treasure!

The basics. By that, I mean the staples that make up a good size of any smart girl’s wardrobe. This includes pumps, tank tops, skirts, etc., in black, white or any neutral color.

Go to clothing sections that you don’t normally check. Browse the men’s section in the thrift store for flannels, button-down shirts and oversized sweaters. These items are usually better in the men’s section, and they are so cute to pair with leggings or skinny jeans in fall and winter!

Some more tips! Examine the item with extra attention. Look for any holes, stains, broken zippers or other flaws on the item.

What time to go? Go as early as possible. Head to the store in the morning right when they open, because that’s when they usually put out the new items.

Think creatively. This ties in with the tip above. Finding those defects does not necessarily rule the item out, as long as you have an easy way to fix it. There are always ways to alter the item. It’s time to show your creativity: Layer it in the best possible way or showoff your amazing sewing skills to turn it into a completely different item! However, if you can’t transform it because it’s too damaged, move on.

Go when there’s a sale. Things there are already cheap, but seriously, who would complain if the prices go even lower? For some thrift stores, there is a sale on a certain day of each week or month. For instance, my local thrift store holds a sale every third Wednesday of the month. Also, 50 percent off is usually offered during special occasions, such as, Labor Day.

On a last note, have an open mind and enjoy the thrill hunting for trendy and hip clothes at a low cost! Happy “thrifting”!

WESTWOOD SHOPPING GUIDE

Brandy Melville and Happy Six are two stores in Westwood you’d want to visit this fall!

BY ANN AU Brandy Melville 10958 Weyburn Ave., Los Angeles brandymelvilleusa.com

Happy Six 2115 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles happysix.com

Located on Weyburn Avenue, this store remains a “must-go” for UCLA students and Westwood residents, even with so many unique boutiques in the area. The store carries clothing styles of clothes carried by this store is reminiscent of Free People and Urban Outfitters – that boho/hipster style that has been seen repeatedly in the spring/summer 2012 collections – but the clothes here are more affordable. Trendy casual pieces made with Italian cotton, including crop tops, tank tops, off-the-shoulder tops, tees, floral dresses, bandeaus, etc. dominate the racks. Pair a signature light, loose and sheer tank top with a bandeau underneath along with a pair of high-waisted shorts, and you’re well on your way to perfecting the laid back Californian look! The prices vary depending on the item. Most of the tank tops are around $20, but there are also sweaters that cost more than $50. The décor of the store is noteworthy as well. Most of the wooden signs hanging in the store, including everything from Chanel logos to “UCLA,” are not solely for decoration purposes; they are for sale as well. The entire boutique is built out of wood (or at least wood-looking materials), which gives you an illusion of shopping in a beach house. Definitely pay a visit to this always busybusy store next time you happen to be in the area!

Calling all Japanese brand aficionados (and everyone else who wants to add a funky Japanese touch to your closet)! If you’re a fan of cutsie Japanese brands, such as Angry Little Girls, Tokidoki, Sanrio, Spicy Brown and Hello Kitty, look no farther than this “super kawai” store located on Sawtalle, which is surrounded by many awesome restaurants (mainly Japanese). It’s almost like a Little Tokyo on the west side of Los Angeles, and it’s a great place for the whole family to shop. There are sections for men, women and kids. Things from clothing items like T-shirts, hats and shorts, to non-clothing items like key chains, shoes, lotions, plush toys, iPhone covers and skateboard decks, can all be found in this tiny space. In addition to selling merchandise from the better-known brands mentioned above, the store also carries a lot of artwork created by local Asian-American artists. The prints are so cool and unique that you’ll definitely want to consider adding one or two pieces to your closest. Its website says, “We have a lot of fun here, and we hope you do too. Welcome to our crazy fun world of Happy Six.” And they really do live up to what they promise: I always step out the store with an uplifted mood even if I didn’t buy anything!

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BEAUTY: TIPS Carmindy has been TLC “What Not To Wear’s” makeup expert for the past 10 seasons.

“What Not To Wear’s” Carmindy REVEALS Her Beauty Secrets The talented makeup artist tells us how to achieve her signature all-over glow and her favorite products for

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In episode after episode of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” the naturally beautiful makeup artist, Carmindy – who seems to possess a magic wand that is able to transform someone from looking ordinary to extraordinary – never fails to leave audiences in awe with her amazing makeup techniques. Now, she has graciously shared her makeup and beauty secrets with Campus Circle! Capmus Circle: On “What Not to Wear,” you seem to have the power to turn someone ordinary into someone absolutely stunning. Can you share your secrets on how to bring out someone’s best facial features through applying makeup? Carmindy: There are two major secrets to what I do. Number one is I never change a woman; I never change her eye shape or anything. What I do is I just enhance her natural beauty. The second thing is what I called “Carmindizing.” “Carmindizing” is bringing the techniques that I use to showcase and highlight and create a glow to the planes of the face; just use a highlight underneath the eyebrow, on the inside corner of the eyes and on top of the cheekbones. These three key places “Carmindize” the face, and create that luminosity that looks so amazing on every episode of “What Not To Wear.” CC: What’s the most common mistake women on the show make? Carmindy: Women usually make a couple of mistakes. Number one is they choose the wrong color for their face. The other problem is they do makeup the same way they learned in high school 20 years ago or 15 years ago. They haven’t updated their

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makeup looks or their makeup wardrobes; they use old makeup, old formulas, and they need to become modern and fresh. CC: Can you give us some ideas on how to create some simple everyday makeup looks appropriate for college-aged students? Carmindy: Definitely look into my [book], The 5-Minute Face. I also have videos on YouTube on how to apply the 5-Minute Face, and it’s also on my app on the iPhone and the iPad. This is the easiest way for a college girl on the go because it’s fun, it’s simple, and it enhances her natural beauty. CC: What is one makeup item that you absolutely cannot live without? Carmindy: The Fresh Satin Luster [Face] Palette. This palette has the highlighter that I use to “Carmindize” my face and create that all-over glow. CC: Any tips on how to achieve a fresh and natural look? Carmindy: The easiest way is to use mascara, because even when you are not wearing any makeup, black mascara makes your eyes look wide-awake and fresh. You definitely want to “Carmindize” your face for a little glow. And you want pink! Pink on the lips and pink on the cheeks is the quickest way for a fresh face. CC: What are the hottest eye shadow colors right now? Carmindy: There are two. One would be nude, in a sunset glow shimmer shade or a peachy golden shimmer. Pair it with

black mascara. The other one is the bold eyeliners. The teal, the purple, the kind-of royal blue, the green, turquoise, bright purple – anything bold. Those are the colors you want to wear on the upper lash line. Those are the hot colors for your eyes. CC: Do you have any favorite drugstore makeup products that you can introduce to us? Carmindy: Absolutely! Just go to drugstore.com, and you can find every product that I have used on “What Not to Wear.” It’s called the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy line. CC: What makeup products are worth splurging on? And which can we get away with using a drugstore version? Carmindy: I always splurge on sunscreen because protecting the skin is the most important, but you can get away with splurging on sunscreen at the drugstore now, because they do have better and better formulas. I would use a Chantecaille or I would use a SkinCeuticals Sport SPF sunscreen, and Neutrogena does great sunscreen as well. CC: Do you have any advice for aspiring makeup artists? Carmindy: My advice for any aspiring makeup artist would be to see as many faces as possible because practice makes perfect. Keep doing as many faces and as many ages because this is not about putting it on one face. It’s about the different skin tones, the different eye shapes and the different lip shapes. See Carmindy on “What Not to Wear,” airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC.

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FALL BOOKLIST

Now that you’re finished with you summer reads, make sure you dive into these books to keep you entertained through fall. BY ANGELA MATANO MEMOIR

GIFTS

The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat, is a pretty self-explanatory title. Dave Tomar’s memoir of his shady career also proves to be a screed against the current college system (which might seem rich, seeing the part he played), but his insights into possible reforms proves valuable.

For Republicans and the Democrats who love them, comes Erich Origen and Gan Golan’s Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus!: A Parody for Voters. This humorous picture book skewers the GOP’s lack of initiative in problem solving by parodying the children’s classic, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

With Carole Radziwill now front and center in The Real Housewives of New York, it’s only fair to revisit her memoir documenting the loss of her husband and best friends in What Remains. That her husband was royalty and her best friends were John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, it only makes the restraint and elegance of this sad account all the more remarkable.

For all you budding vegetarian chefs out there who are intimidated by recipes, Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy is just the thing. A combination of recipes and stories incorporated into

Rather than write a perfunctory letter, our hero impulsively takes to the road and walks 600 miles to say goodbye, changing his own life and many others’ in the process. Cozy in the best sense, Margaret Dilloway’s The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, recounts Galilee Garner’s wait for a kidney transplant while being saddled with her 15-year-old niece. The author’s focus on the points of connection between this unlikely and prickly duo manages to avoid the pitfalls of the overly sweet and find a middle ground of compassion. ESCAPE Terrific at combining thrills with smarts, Ruth Rendell does it again with The St. Zita Society. Using an upstairs/downstairs setting, this up-to-the-minute murder mystery is a perfect stay-up-all-night read. The Prophet, by Michael Koryta, comes packed with enough suspense and reality to punch you in the gut. Two brothers, estranged since the murder of their sister, are forced to come back together after another murder. The results are tense and heartbreaking.

A thoroughly original voice, Davy Rothbart writes like no one else. His essay collection, My Heart is an Idiot, vacillates between funny, cringe-inducing and heartbreaking in almost equal measure. Reminiscent of Julie and Julia, My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) combines personal stories with recipes that make your heart leap and your mouth water. A terrific writer who started as a blogger, Luisa Weiss recounts tales of loneliness, longing and love in an imminently relatable voice.

JUST FOR LAUGHS Fans of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams will love Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley for the writer’s trailblazing use of sci-fi as a vehicle for trenchant satire. Despite being something of a forgotten talent, Sheckley has drawn admiration from everyone from Kingsley Amis to Neil Gaiman. –Mike Sebastian

NON-FICTION With every aspect of WWII examined under a microscope, it’s surprising to discover a new angle. Ben Macintyre’s fascinating Double Cross reveals a thrilling chapter from involving D-Day and an odd cast of characters who pulled off a remarkable feat.

CLASSICS

From the author of the landmark, Savage Inequalities, comes Fire in the Ashes, a riveting chronicle of children growing up in poverty and the turns their lives take over decades. Jonathan Kozol has assembled a remarkable document reminiscent of Michael Apted’s 7up film series. Conservative pundits love to level claims of liberal bias in the news media, but the real distortion of the news, according to the vital new exposé Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulation by Ryan Holiday, isn’t ideological but pure business. Hit-count hungry blogs relay “news” stories, which are little more than press releases from PR flacks. Shrinking print outlets and 24-hour cable news channels desperate for content run with these stories with little time or resources for fact checking. Meanwhile, the “spin doctors” get rich, and the public loses. --Mike Sebastian

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It’s difficult to think of someone else in our history who wielded as much power as J. Edgar Hoover for so long. From Prohibition to the Red Scare and beyond, Hoover ran the FBI. The revelatory Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies takes the long view of this polarizing figure, examining some disturbing abuses of power as reflections on the 20th century. –Mike Sebastian

Dirt Candy makes the perfect gift for all the aspiring-veggie chefs out there.

a graphic novel, this original format makes a great present for anyone interested in all things culinary. Wholly original, The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken combines a murder mystery with – wait for it - recipes. Tarquin Hall’s India-based tale revolves around detective Vish Puri and a poisoned Pakistani cricketer with links to the mafia and matchfixing - a fun and delicious whodunit. FICTION The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, tells the unusual story of one man’s response to news of a dying friend.

One of Russian literature’s towering achievements, Nikolai Gogol’s black comedy Dead Souls gets new life with a fresh translation by Donald Rayfield. This edition combines material from Gogol’s surviving drafts for the most complete presentation thus far. A mordant satire, Dead Souls follows a con man who arrives in town and begins buying the rights to dead serfs from their masters. –Mike Sebastian TRAVEL

Inspiration comes in many forms, including a remarkable story of a 63-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man making an unprecedented crossing of the Mongolian Desert chronicled in Walking the Gobi. Helen Thayer’s first person account will awe you. Living in Los Angeles provides a surprising number of opportunities to explore wilderness. Allen Riedel’s 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California offers up tantalizing and spectacular places to visit from Angeles National Forrest to Big Sur. HISTORY A terrific way to metaphorically eat your vegetables, Li Kunwu and Philippe Otie’s A Chinese Life presents history in graphic novel form. Beginning with Mao and ending in the 21st century, this memoir packs a lot into an unusual package. Campus Circle 9.13.12 - 9.25.12

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The Dollyrots album is available on September 18.

A new Valente EP, a Prince Rama dance contest and the soundtrack from Something from Nothing: Art of Rap movie. By Kevin Wierzbicki PRINCE RAMA DANCE CONTEST Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood and conducted group exorcisms. Now the siblings, known musically as Prince Rama, have launched a dance contest in conjunction with their new single, “So Destroyed.” To enter you’ll need to submit a video on YouTube of yourself dancing to the song employing your “most destroyed” dance moves. Prince Rama will compile the best entries into an official music video for “So Destroyed,” and the grand prize winner will receive custom made Prince Rama dance shoes designed by the band, a signed album and a chance to perform the dance live on stage with the band. Submit the link to your YouTube clip to sodestroyed@paw-tracks.com by September 24. THE HAIR-RAISING DOLLYROTS You might say that the recording of the new Dollyrots album was a little hairy. After releasing its last two efforts on Joan Jett’s Blackheart imprint, the L.A.-based duo decided to go D.I.Y. for its upcoming self-titled release. That meant a search for funding, which the band secured through a Kickstarter campaign. In order to offer fans something in return for their donation, singer Kelly Ogden and guitarist Luis Cabezas came up with the idea to give a gift of something they had plenty of -- locks of

their hair. You can now view a video for the album’s lead single, “Hyperactive,” at artistdirect.com. The full album The Dollyrots drops on September 18. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP The Ice-T directed hip-hop documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, began its theatrical run a couple of months ago. Now Legacy Recordings has released the film’s starstudded soundtrack. The 23-track CD contains contributions from Public Enemy, Afrika Bambaataa, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, KRS-One, RUN-DMC, Q-Tip, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, the WuTang Clan and many others. Some of the inclusions, like N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton,” have been circulating forever, but the set also includes rare cuts like live, acapella rhymes from Melle Mel, Immortal Technique, Grandmaster Caz, Lord Jamar and Ras Kass. HOME – GIFT OF MUSIC Sunnyside Records has just released a compilation album that benefits victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Home: Gift of Music – Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief features jazz vocalists, including Claudia Acuña who covers Abbey Lincoln’s “The Music is the Magic.” But all the other tunes, sung by the likes of John Ellis, Alan Hampton, Becca

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Stevens, Leron Thomas, Sachal Vasandani and Doug Wamble, are originals. “Action is how we show that we love and we care,” says the compilation’s producer, Rio Sakairi. “Action is the only way to combat helplessness. I took on this task because Japan is my home. I hope that these songs will bring some comfort and light in your dark moments and help you reconnect with your own humanity.” All proceeds from the album will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Japan. HALF NOTES He was born in Italy and raised in Switzerland, but Valente is a California resident now; his just-released E.P. Alexandria is available for streaming now at MSN’s listening booth. L.A.based synth-pop band Shiny Toy Guns has announced an October 22 release date for new album III, and they’ll play a record release show at the Echoplex the following evening. The Return to Psycho, California is the name of the new release from Hotel Diablo, and it’s due to drop on September 25. The band says the title is a reference to the “darker side” of Hollywood. Mediaskare Records has just released The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat, the latest from L.A. hardcore act, Deserters.

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MUSIC: FEATURE The Aussie duo has just wrapped up a world tour and have taken up residency in Ibiza.

THE NERVO GIRLS ARE Making A Name For Themselves Twin sisters Mim and Liv have written and produced for some of the best, and now they’re stepping out on their own. Dan Monick

“When Love Takes Over” could easily be credited as nowhousehold name David Guetta’s breakout song, skyrocketing both him – and the electronic dance music genre in general – to new levels of prominence. While you’ve undoubtedly heard the track, you may not know the names of the two girls behind it: Mim and Liv Nervo. Well, if you haven’t heard of the multi-talented songwriters/ DJs/producers/singers yet, you’re sure to soon, as the Australian natives are climbing the charts with their own dance track, “You’re Gonna Love Again.” “We’re really enjoying releasing records under our own name, where we can be free without any boundaries,” explains Mim, one half of the duo that goes by the name NERVO. “It’s a great experience. It’s new to us, but we’re really enjoying it.” The girls have previously written hits for an impressive list of pop stars that includes Ke$ha, David Guetta, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland and the Pussycat Dolls, and have collaborated with top DJs and producers, including Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, LMFAO and Dada Life. “We’ve been writing songs since forever, since back in high school, and we started doing it professionally when we moved to the U.K. about eight years ago,” explains Mim. The girls first took a stab at creating music for themselves with the wildly successful club anthem “We’re All No One,” which features Steve Aoki and Afrojack, with Mim and Liv providing their own vocals. The song made it into the Top 10 on the Billboard club charts, as well as making it into heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 in the U.K.

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The success of the song landed them a spot on the Femme Fatale tour with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj, as well as invitations to perform at music festivals around the globe. “I think EDC is incredible, Tomorrowland is also incredible, and I also think the Summadayze festival in Australia is great as well,” says Mim of their recent festival performances. “Normally we would just be a spectator there and listen to all of the DJs, but now that we play at them, we get to go there for work and listen to everyone at the same time.” While the twin sisters get inspiration from other DJs, they are also inspired by artists from quite a diversity of genres, including the Chemical Brothers, Jack Johnson, Phoenix and fellow Aussienatives, Empire of the Sun. When it comes to turning their inspiration into creating, the sisters pulls from a number of sources. “Sometimes we’ll be inspired by a time in our lives, and that will come through in our lyrics,” says Mim. “Other times we’ll be in the studio, and we’ll be inspired by a riff. It changes all the time. It’s very personal, especially for our own projects, and our songs are kind of like a diary for us.” Though the Nervo girls have been involved in the creative side of music for a while, the duo has a newfound love for the touring aspect as well. “I can honestly say we like both,” says Mim. “Just when you’re getting a bit stir-crazy in the studio, you go out and do a gig, and you’re enjoying the gig. They really do complement each other.” NERVO has just wrapped up their tour and has definitely had some memorable experiences along the way. “We’ve stage-dived a few times now,” says Mim. “And two nights ago was the first time that we had people throwing bras at

BY GABRIELLE OLYA us. As we tour, it’s getting more and more incredible. People are coming with custom-made signs and T-shirts. The other day we played in Chicago, and this one guy wrote on a sign: ‘Liv and Mim, I will give you five babies each!’ It was really funny.” Now that the tour is over, the girls will be heading to Ibiza for a residency at the club Ushuaia. “It’s been a dream of ours to live out there forever, so we’re actually going to be living there this year,” says Liv. “We’re super excited about that.” It seems that NERVO really is living the dream, but the girls humbly credit other electronic dance music artists for enabling them to achieve this new level of success, especially in the U.S. “I think there have been artists that have really paved the way for more electronic sounds to really dominate American radio stations,” says Liv. “David Guetta has done a big part of that, and Avicii is also doing the same. We can definitely feel the buzz and the acceleration of this kind of music in America.” Liv sees the boom in popularity of dance music as being about the overall experience. “It really is a crazy energy and a good time, and I think a lot of the kids really like that,” she explains. “That’s why we were going clubbing for all those years: We really enjoyed the music, but we also enjoyed the partying. These new DJs are making the party even bigger.” For NERVO, the party shows no sign of stopping: the duo is set to drop a new single and is hoping to put out a full album soon as well. “It’s been a total trip-out,” says Mim of their newfound popularity, “but we’re loving the journey and the ride.” Campus Circle 9.13.12 - 9.25.12

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CALENDAR Chris Delvin

WHAT’SHAPPENING All the cool places to go and fun things to do.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Book Signing Dwyane Wade Barnes & Noble @ The Grove 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles barnesandnoble.com The NBA superstar signs his book, Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. When Thursday, September 13, 2012 Times 7:00 p.m.

Sports Free Dodger Fleece Blanket Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com The first 30,000 fans in attendance get a free Dodger fleece blanket when L.A. takes on the Cardinals. When Thursday, September 13, 2012 Times 7:10 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $10

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Film 10 Things I Hate About You and Mean Girls Drink-Along Downtown Independent 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles downtownindependent.com Drink away those painful high school memories with pre-stardom Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried. When Friday, September 14, 2012 Times 7:00 p.m. Prices $12 advance includes first drink Music Avicii Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica avicii.com The Swedish DJ ranked number 6 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine in 2011. When Friday, September 14, 2012-Sunday, September 16, 2012 Times 8:00 p.m.

Indiana Jones Marathon amctheatres.com/events/indiana-jones

Experience all four movies on the big screen at select AMC Theatres just days before the release of the DVD/Blu-ray fourpack on September 18. Ticket includes a limited edition poster and a lanyard.

When Saturday, September 15, 2012 Times 10:30 a.m. Prices $25

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Festivals Pasadena GreekFest Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia pasadenagreekfest.org Highlights of the weekend festivities will include live Greek entertainment from the Olympians and other live performers. There will also be exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live wine chat with wine makers from Greece, the very popular Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries and Greek folk dancing. When Friday, September 14, 2012-Sunday, September 16, 2012 Times Friday from 5-10 p.m., Sat. & Sun. from Noon-10 p.m. Prices $5 Theatre The Saturday Morning Cartoons Live Show Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles capturedauralphantasy.com The Captured Aural Phantasy players bring to life nuggets of pop culture straight from the heyday of Saturday morning TV (1970 – 1988) through live interpretations of vintage

cartoons, ads, PSAs, music and more. Cereal will be provided, but now you can have beer and wine too! Come in your pajamas for VIP seating. When Friday, September 14, 2012-Saturday, September 15, 2012 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices $10 Film When Harry Met Sally Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica americancinemathequecalendar.com If you haven’t seen the infamous diner scene on the big screen, now’s your chance. This is just one of Nora Ephron’s movies playing this weekend. When Friday, September 14, 2012 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices $11, $9 w/ student ID SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Film Back to School Double Feature Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles streetfoodcinema.com Before seeing Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds on their huge outdoor screen, go early for the live music and food trucks. When Saturday, September 15, 2012 Times Gates @ 5:30 PM Prices $10 Sports Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions Staples Center 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles staplescenter.com 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin will lead an impressive cast, including members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams. And with performances by local gymnasts in each market, the Kellogg’s Tour will highlight and celebrate the sport at every level. When Saturday, September 15, 2012 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $25 Film True Romance Hollywood Forever 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

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WHAT’SHAPPENING9/13/12-9/25/12 cinespia.org/calendar Directed by Tony Scott, this adrenaline rush of a movie follows Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and a suitcase full of cocaine as they run from the mob, drug dealers and police. This all-star supporting cast includes Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, James Gandolfini, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Samuel L. Jackson, Bronson Pinchot and Michael Rapaport. When Saturday, September 15, 2012 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices $10 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Food Taste of Arcadia The Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia brownpapertickets.com/event/248420 Join them for wine, 40 fabulous restaurant tastings, their most-ever raffle prizes, special celebrity guests and great live music. Your ticket is all-inclusive and gets you unlimited “tastes” and free parking. When Monday, September 17, 2012 Times 5:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $40 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Comedy Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater: Roseanne Atwater Crossing 3245 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles sockpuppetsitcomtheater.eventbrite.com If you were the kind of kid who grew up watching old sitcoms in syndication after school, this is the sock puppet series for you. Take a classic sitcom episode; add socks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and live musical performances and you have the making of a truly memorable evening. When Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Times 8:30 p.m. Prices $10 Sports USC Women’s Volleyball vs. UCLA Galen Center 3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles usctrojans.com With both teams in the top five in the country as usual, this is always a good match-up. When Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Times 7:00 p.m. Prices $7, free w/ USC ID THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Film Major League Double Feature Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica americancinemathequecalendar.com Actors Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen, writer-director David S. Ward, producer Chris Chesser and other cast and crew gather for this double feature. When Thursday, September 20, 2012 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices $11, $9 w/ student ID Theatre Rodney King Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles bootlegtheater.org/theater.html Obie Award-winning actor, writer and director Roger Guenveur Smith returns to

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Bootleg with new work inspired by the late Rodney King, whose question “Can we all get along?” continues to resonate 20 years after he posed it to a riot-torn Los Angeles. When Thursday, September 20, 2012-Saturday, September 29, 2012 Times Thurs.-Sat. @ 9 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m. Prices $10

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Comedy Golden Girls Live On Stage: A Parody French Quarter 7985 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood brownpapertickets.com/event/270696 It’s a loving parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens. Featuring everybody’s favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo. When Friday, September 21, 2012-Saturday, October 20, 2012 Times Fridays & Saturdays @ 11:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $27 Amusement Park Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/ index.html Survive new scare zones, mazes and a terror tram including those inspired by “The Walking Dead”, Silent Hill and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Check website for details. When Friday, September 21, 2012-Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Halloween Knott’s Scary Farm Knott’s Berry Farm 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park knotts.com The largest Halloween event to be held at a theme park, which is transformed into “160 acres of horror” via a series of more than 1,000 monsters, 13 mazes and a collection of ‘scare zones.’ Check website for details. When Friday, September 21, 2012-Wednesday, October 31, 2012 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Festivals Septemberfest Santa Monica Beach drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest Septemberfest is America’s answer to Oktoberfest. Having felt shorted for years by German food, polka music and Lederhosen, American finally claims its own tradition. This Americanized version of Oktoberfest will feature more than 150 beers, food trucks and live music. When Saturday, September 22, 2012 Times 3:00 p.m. Prices $40 Music Tarfest Music and Art Festival La Brea Tar Pits 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles tarfest.com This festival will feature performances by Blondfire, Soft Swells, Helena, So Many Wizards, Steelwells and The Makepeace Brothers. When Saturday, September 22, 2012 Times 2:00 p.m. Prices Free

Stan Lee’s Comikaze L.A. Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles comikazeexpo.com

Los Angeles’ largest comic, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop-culture convention promises a larger premier experience with an amazing line-up of attractions from vendors, exciting interactive contests, tons of celebrity autograph signings, the addition of movie screenings, incredible panel sessions and all new gaming tournaments.

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Comedy Jeff Garlin & Lena Dunham Largo at the Coronet 366 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles largo.laughstub.com Join Jeff Garlin and Lena Dunham (creator and star of HBO’s “Girls”; director of Tiny Furniture) for an evening of conversation and comedy. Proceeds from the show will go to charity. When Monday, September 24, 2012 Time 8:00 p.m. Prices $30

Book Signing The West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols Freud Playhouse at UCLA Live 245 Charles Young Dr., Los Angeles booksoup.com After being wrongfully convicted of murder and spending almost 20 years in prison, the worldwide symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment discusses and signs his book, Life After Death. When Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Time 7:00 p.m. Prices $38 (includes book) Campus Circle 8.30.12 - 9.12.12

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SPORTS: USC FOOTBALL

BY Greg Logan/Newsday (MCT) Sometimes, USC quarterback Matt Barkley makes it all look so easy - brains, good looks, great talent - that the tendency is to reach for the handiest cliche to describe him. “Nothing gets to him very much,” Trojans coach Lane Kiffin said in a conference call with East Coast sports writers earlier this week. “He does not get rattled; he doesn’t give in to pressure; he’s very California cool.” The Heisman Trophy favorite is making what he hopes will be the first of two trips to the New York area this season to lead the No. 2 Trojans against Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. If he is invited back in December by the Downtown Athletic Club for the Heisman ceremony, it will be because Barkley has the same kind of personal substance as last year’s winner Robert Griffin III and runnerup Andrew Luck. When USC was placed on probation and handed a two-year bowl ban after his freshman year, Barkley never considered following coach Pete Carroll out the door. “I never questioned my loyalty to the school, never thought I was going to leave,” Barkley said. Had Barkley chosen to enter the NFL draft last spring after his junior season, he certainly would have joined quarterbacks Luck and Griffin at the top of the selection board. But Barkley had to be with his teammates when they once again were eligible for the BCS title. “The fact that we couldn’t play the last couple years had a lot more to do with it, just knowing how special these guys are, their character and how hard they are willing to work,” Barkley said. “I

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saw that at the end of last year and really didn’t want to miss out on it.” Last season, the Trojans went 10-2, knocking Oregon out of a shot at the title game by winning at Eugene to end the nation’s longest FBS home winning streak. When Barkley told Kiffin before Christmas that he planned to return, it wasn’t a complete shock. “Almost everybody goes for the money and the fame that goes along with being a top-five pick in the draft,” Kiffin said. “That was not very high on his list. He wanted to finish what he started and do something special.” When school ended in May, Barkley and his parents organized a trip to Haiti for 15 of his teammates to join him in helping to rebuild an island devastated by an earthquake two years ago. It was a way to strengthen bonds, but because the logistics of the trip were so difficult, Barkley actually had to turn down some who volunteered. “We built four houses, which actually withstood the recent hurricane that swept through the Gulf of Mexico,” Barkley said, referring to Hurricane Isaac. “It came across Haiti as well. That was pretty cool to hear the news that they stood strong and those families were protected in that storm because of the houses we built.” Add a fifth house. Barkley has done as much as anyone to rebuild the Trojans’ domain, too. ©2012 Newsday Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Senior quarterback Matt Barkley (No. 7) has been essential in USC’s rise to being a contender again.

USC fans catching a rising star in Marqise Lee

USC sophomore Marqise Lee (No. 9) could become the best wide receiver in college football as the season progresses.

Lane Kiffin said it near the end of last season, repeated it in the spring and summer and didn’t back down in the run-up to USC’s season opener: Marqise Lee has a chance to be the best receiver in Trojans history. Kiffin upped the ante Saturday after the sophomore bolted into the Heisman Trophy discussion with an electrifying performance in USC’s 49-10 victory over Hawaii. “He’ll be the best one ever,” Kiffin said. Keyshawn Johnson was the only USC receiver taken No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. Former USC receiver Lynn Swann is a Super Bowl legend and was inducted into the college and pro football halls of fame.

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USC’s Barkley instrumental in rebuilding Trojans’ world

Curtis Conway and Johnnie Morton were All-Americans and first-round draft picks who enjoyed long NFL careers. And Mike Williams and Dwayne Jarrett were dominating All-Americans for the Trojans. Last season, All-American Robert Woods set a school record with 111 receptions. So, might it be a little too early for Lee to be anointed? “He has a lot of people to climb over,” says Johnson, who puts himself at No. 1. “And once he gets to the top - that dude is heavy. “It’s going to be tough to knock him off.” Kiffin apparently saw enough in Lee’s last three performances to drop the qualifiers about his potential. Lee caught eight passes for 187 yards and a touchdown in USC’s victory at Oregon last November. In the season finale against UCLA, he had 13 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns. On Saturday, Lee turned a short pass into a 75-yard touchdown on the first play and finished with 10 catches for 197 yards. He also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Former Trojans wideout Keary Colbert, who ranks second behind Jarrett on USC’s all-time receptions list, said the 6-foot, 195-pound Lee “can put a foot on the ground and go zero to 60 like no other.” So when Kiffin says Lee will be the best “when it’s all said and done,” Colbert doesn’t doubt that Kiffin truly believes it. “He’s seen a lot of talented receivers,” Colbert says. “He’s not talking out of the side of his mouth.” Longtime NFL draft guru Gil Brandt says Lee has the tools necessary to surpass other Trojans greats, including the 6-4 Johnson. “Keyshawn caught a lot of passes because of muscle,” Brandt says. “This guy is going to catch passes because he has flat-out more ability and speed.” Lee also is going to catch passes because the Trojans under

Kiffin throw the ball far more often than they did under any previous coach. Swann, for example, played for run-dominated USC teams. In 1973, he led the conference with 42 receptions. Conway and Morton each caught 49 passes in 1992, Morton had 88 in 1993 and Johnson had 102 in 1995. Williams had 95 receptions in 2003, Jarrett 91 in 2005. Then along came Woods and Lee, whose 73 receptions last season ranked him seventh on USC’s all-time single-season list. Kiffin, however, acknowledges that Lee remains a work in progress. Lee dropped several passes from quarterback Matt Barkley against Hawaii. He was typically humble afterward, citing those miscues and a need to block better rather than his highlight-reel plays. Barkley also defended his teammate’s second-quarter show of emotion. After Barkley threw low on a pass that fell incomplete, Lee gestured for him to throw the ball higher. In the second half, Barkley barked at the receiver for a route-running error. “It’s nothing personal,” Barkley said. “He knows what I’m expecting from him. And if I don’t put a ball where it needs to be I expect him to get on me.” With Lee joining Barkley in the Heisman buzz, the Trojans will be in the spotlight Saturday against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Johnson will be in the stands rooting for his alma mater and assessing Trojans receivers for himself. He likes what he sees from Lee and is eager to follow his progress. “Marqise Lee is going to be fine,” he says, “but we can’t put him in the college football hall of fame just yet.” ©2012 Los Angeles Times Distributed by MCT Information Services

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