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THE MOST INTERESTING BRUIN IN THE WORLD

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IN HONOR OF THIS NEW SCHOOL YEAR, AND IN MY GALLANT EFFORT to bridge the gap between South Central and Westwood, between these two fine institutions of higher learning in our fair city, I offer you the story of the most interesting Bruin I have ever met. The man was bald; the only color on his head coming from pink scars that ran from the crown of his head down to his neck, lower maybe, maybe down his back all the way to his buttocks, but it was impossible to tell under his soaked T-shirt that hung off his bones just like his skin hung off his bones. Chemotherapy, I guessed. His essence and his presence there, in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica, screamed Make-A-Wish, but that’s cruel. I don’t doubt that wish fulfillment had something to do with it, whether his or someone else’s – the hospital, the overburdened family – because nobody finds their way there without a reason. It’s not the final frontier, but it’s a frontier – a barrier to be reached and crossed, perhaps, when the spirit is willing. “Will you take a picture of us?” I asked. Fellow Trojan Kate and I are drenched from the torrential rain and covered in sprayed mud from the cords of the ziplines that run high over the canopies of the trees. “Aw, well,” he said slowly, with a palsy, his body wheeling around to face us on the steep incline of the hill. “Yeah, it takes me a bit, but OK.” I handed him the camera, and he struggled. Struggled to pick it up, struggled to locate the button to press, struggled to lower himself – or raise up the camera – to eye level to see. The picture wasn’t much better. It was our faces, mostly obscured by the shadow of his finger that was darker than the dark clouds that had formed behind us, the same clouds that had down-chucked rain on us for the last hour. It was a crap picture in that way that will always be better than a good picture because it reminds me not just of us and the scenery, but of the person who took it and the taste of that moment. “Thanks,” I said. “Can you take one with my camera?” Kate asked. I flashed with anger for a moment. Couldn’t she see how he struggled with it? But he seemed pleased to do it. “Where are you from?” I asked, offering up the politeness now required of someone burdened to take more than one picture. “L.A.,” he said, stooping down again behind the camera. “Los Angeles,” he added, as if L.A. also commonly stood for Lower Angleton or Lesser Antigua. “Ah, we went to school there,” I responded. He clicked the camera. “Where?” he said, handing over the camera. Kate squinted at the picture. Her disgust was, for her, relatively disguised. “USC,” I said. “University of Southern California.” “Ah!” he said, loudly, with a burst of energy out of lethargy that will come to characterize his streaky personality for the remaining time we will know him: across the last zipline over the cloud forest, then waiting, soaked, in the café for our van to take us back to Santa Elena, then in the van back to Santa Elena. “I went to UCLA … long time ago. Don’t get too caught up in that rivalry thing, life’s too short for that, I’m telling you. Trojans, man, Trojans … gotta hate ’em, gotta love ’em.” He shambled up to the ledge, got attached into his crotch-sling for the zipline and made his way across. Kate and I remained there, thinking of the terribleness of the pictures and the wonderfulness of the sentiment and the view. “He’s gotta have like cancer or something,” I said. “Yeah,” Kate said. “Did you see his head and neck? The scars?” “Yeah.” “Is he by himself?” “I think so.” “All the Costa Rican guides think he’s crazy.” “He probably is. But not too crazy.” Soon, we too were zipping across the forest, at 300-feet high, as close as you can get to flying. Costa Rica was below us, and below us, and below us, until it stopped in the water that we could just see from the top of the hill. The bald man smiled at us when we arrived on the other side of the valley, and together the three of us talked all the way back to Santa Elena. It was a wonderful day. Life’s too short for anything else.

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ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONGS ON this planet is “Summer” by Buffalo Tom. It’s a great tune about the passage of time and leaving stuff behind. Technically, there’s no such thing as the end of summer here in Southern California. Get great back-to-school looks It’s hot – occasionally, it gets cold for about a at Loehmann’s. month. In June, the sky is overcast, but after that, we’re right back to the heat again. But let’s pretend for just a second that we were privy to the majesty of changing seasons. How would you say goodbye to the summer while ushering in the fall? Want to pick up some great back-to-school fashion? Look no further than Loehmann’s (loehmanns.com). The discount department store has been slashing prices like a Chrysler dealership since the recession hit. For label-lovers who never curbed the urge to charge it, you’ll get a real break at the store by becoming a gold member. Loehmann’s in-house membership card gets customers a 10 percent discount on ALL merchandise (including sale items) – all you do is pay an annual fee of $25. If you’ve never been to a sale at Loehmann’s, honey, you haven’t lived. I’ve bought items from Christian Lacroix, Michael Kors and Alexander McQueen for as low as $19.95. Another aspect of the summer that we all have to wave bye-bye to is the big blockbuster popcorn movie. But never fear, because the end of the year also brings with it some fantastic art flicks. Still, not everyone can afford to spend $13-$14 for a movie ticket, as well as the $2 parking fee. And not everybody wants to wait ’til Netflix releases the comedy, drama or doc on their wish list. That’s why any good cinephile should join the KPFK Film Club (kpfk.org). For $150 a year (kind of steep, but hear me out) you and a guest get to check out any 12 films on the roster. Past screenings have included the tres cool animated feature Chicago 10 as well as Control, the story of suicidal Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Now, here’s the best part: Because your $150 is actually a pledge to the station, you can deduct the amount on your taxes and write it off as a charitable donation. That means you and yours can watch a year of great movies, for free. New to the city but don’t know how to meet people? Well, the autumn months mark the beginning of great educational offerings in the area. LACC (855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles; lacitycollege.edu) has tons of funfilled courses that you can take after work or in your spare time. Learn how to roll sushi or become a famed cake decorator like Duff on “Ace of Cakes.” Need extra training in computer science? Try a course in Photoshop or Flash. Don’t worry if you aren’t in close proximity to LACC; Santa Monica College (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; smc.edu) and Glendale Community College (1500 N. Verdugo Rd.; glendale.edu) also have great classes (for credit or just plain recreation) at low prices. Finally, if cupid’s arrow never managed to strike you in the keester over the summer, don’t despair. Fall is a good time to put yourself out there romantically as a speed dater. I’ve tried this sport several times and trust me, it gets easier the more you do it. I love speedladating.com. For a small fee (around $35 for most events), you get treated to a night o’ fun at a swanky, predetermined location somewhere around town. The British hosts will win you over with their charm and humor. Not only that, but you’ll get the chance to link up with some great men and women that you probably won’t meet on craigslist.

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MOVIEREVIEWS Art & Copy (Seventh Art Releasing) In 1970, the average American consumed approximately 1,000 advertisements every day. Since then, that number has gone up significantly. Today, the average American takes in about 5,000 ads every day. Whether that’s in the form of commercials, print or logos – it’s still a disgusting statistic. Though we tend to think of advertisement as a deceitful and materialistic art form run by crooks and liars, there is a definite strategy and skill that fuels the consumer craze. Art & Copy is a documentary that reveals the people behind the most famous ad campaigns the United States has ever seen. George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow and Hal Riney: you probably do not know their names. Their ideas, however, have shaped the way products are marketed and sold. Grade: A—Candice Winters Art & Copy releases in select theaters Sept. 11.

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(First Independent) What do you get when you mix the little chef from Ratatouille with the tormented, dark talent of the man who wrote The Wrestler? Big Fan, Robert Siegel’s debut in the hyphenate role of writer and director. This murky, devoutly independent dramedy stars Patton Oswalt as Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old whose existence revolves around one thing and one thing only: New

Patton Oswalt and Kevin Corrigan in Big Fan

York Giants football. He spends his days living at home with his mother, his nights working at a parking garage and Sundays with his best friend (Kevin Corrigan fulfilling his usual sidekick duties brilliantly) in the Giants parking lot watching the game on TV, tailgate-style. But when he has the chance to meet his idol, a Giants linebacker, things go horribly awry. Grade: B —Sasha Perl-Raver Big Fan releases in select theaters Sept. 11.

No Impact Man (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Ever wonder what would happen if you downsized and sacrificed, until you made no trash, consumed nothing new, emitted no air pollution nor wasted energy? That’s the challenge author Colin Beavan set out for himself, with his wife and toddler tagging along – for one year. They did it in stages, of course, but what was most striking about this documentary

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was the love and respect that was evident between Colin and his wife even during their self-imposed hard times, and the health and environmental – both planned and unexpected – benefits they experienced from the experiment. Beavan’s book about his journey is also currently available in stores. Grade: B+ —Jessica Koslow No Impact Man releases in select theaters Sept. 11.

Sandstorm (Requisite) It was a movement you probably have never heard of. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that was founded in China by Li Hongzhi in 1992. Because practitioners of the pseudo-religion have no membership system, an imprecise figure has been estimated (roughly between 70 million to 100 million people in China). In 1999, the People’s Republic of China, led by Jiang Zemin, began to crackdown on the practice known as Falun Gong. The regime against the fledgling religion included illegal imprisonment, beatings, forced labor and psychiatric abuse, to name a few. Sandstorm is the story of Hetian Ying, a Chinese police officer, who is trapped in his house for 12 days and nights with his wife. With no electricity and dwindling resources, the couple is forced to relive the last few months. The film flashes back and forth in time, revealing the horrific truth about Hetian’s employment – he was directly in charge of persecuting, torturing, even murdering Chinese people who followed the Falun Gong movement. Grade: C —Candice Winters Sandstorm releases in select theaters Sept. 11.

The September Issue (Roadside Attractions) For anyone who dreams in couture, lives for their stilettos and owns or can quote any of the following: Unzipped, Sex and the City and/or The Devil Wears Prada; The September Issue is a cinematic journey to Mecca. Shot with unprecedented access, the documentary follows Anna Wintour and her staff at Vogue as they prepare the legendary September issue, the largest and most important edition of the year. Wintour, the magazine’s editor for 20 years, reportedly consented to the documentary as her way of responding to the aforementioned Prada. If she was hoping to dispel any rumors about her sharp, rigid, hyper-exact frigidity, she’s done something she seems incapable of: she’s failed. However, if she wanted to give viewers a greater understanding of what she does and what a genius she is at it, she’s succeeded. Weaving through the hallowed hallways of Vogue, zigging and zagging around racks of the most exquisite clothing in the world, R.J. Cutler’s film demonstrates that Wintour isn’t just an editor; she is THE voice and vision of style, both in America and around the world. Grade: A+ —Sasha Perl-Raver The September Issue releases in theaters Sept. 11.

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TOP 5 WORKING DIRECTORS BY ZACH HINES FOR MY 120TH INSTALLMENT of Screen Shots, I’m going to share with you my top five “working directors” list. I consider these five directors to be at the top of the art form right now. These guys are more than directors. They’re more than filmmakers. They’re artists. When you walk out of a film directed by one of them, whether you liked it or not, you know you just saw the work of a master and not someone who’s focused on scamming you into the theater and snatching up your last $10. These are not the only working directors that I think are awesome, but I decided to keep it short and just name five people who represent the kind of filmmakers this art form will never stop having a deep need for. Ironically, yet unsurprisingly, I love all of these filmmakers’ latest theatrical releases (three of which were nominated for Oscars last year). But above and beyond all that, they are just great storytellers.

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Darren Aronofsky – Damn near every frame in one of Aronofsky’s films could be a famous photograph. The way he puts shots and sequences together is comparable to how a painter decorates his canvas with colors. Like David Fincher and Christopher Nolan, Aronofsky is attracted to psychologically rich characters and knows just how to use them. After three solid films in his comfort zone, Aronofsky surprised everyone with last year’s The Wrestler. No other film last year made me feel for

the main character like that film did. David Fincher – If Fight Club isn’t one of your favorite films, you definitely know 10 people whose it is. Fincher is an amazing director and an incredible visionary. Although not a writer himself, he definitely knows how to put a story together. Fincher is quoted as saying that he likes films to ‘scar’ instead of just simply ‘entertain’, and whether or not you feel scarred by one of his movies, I’ll bet it made you feel something. A lot of people were divided over last year’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but I thought it was a truly beautiful and remarkable film. Christopher Nolan – Nolan will forever be the man who took away the stupid excuse: “Hey man, it’s just a comic book.” A movie is a movie, whether it’s Shrek or Hamlet. If only every superhero franchise had it’s own Chris Nolan. He is one of the best at crafting fantastic concepts for films and just as good at turning them into psychologically rich stories. The Dark Knight not only gave us one of the best comic book villain performances of all time, it transcended just being considered a comic book movie and opened the door for serious interpretations of superheroes. Martin Scorsese – Scorsese comes from the golden era of filmmaking: the 1960s to 1970s. Out of all the filmmakers that came out of that time period, nobody has been able to update their style and adapt with the times while retaining the essence of what made him who he is. Scorsese has crafted some of the best and most influential films of the last century and worked with a lot of the greatest actors of all time. To any film student out there: If you were to run into Scorsese in the street, you better throw yourself at his feet and beg him to give you the privilege of being spat on by him. The marriage of Scorsese’s directing and Jack Nicholson’s acting in 2006’s The Departed was a gift from heaven. Quentin Tarantino – Filmmakers who have an expert knowledge of film history will always be the best. Nobody is better than Tarantino at taking bits and pieces of inspiration from films that have influenced him and creating new original works of art. The man has created a genre all his own. Not only does he know how to tell a good story, he picks great actors and pulls great performances out of them. This year’s Inglourious Basterds is so far my favorite film of the year. If you are in the creative field of the film business and don’t hold at least three of the five names on this list in high regard, you don't belong in the film business. Send feedback to screenshots@campuscircle.net.


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SORORITY ROW Hot, Thin, Unclothed College Girls, Beware! BY CANDICE WINTERS LATELY, IT SEEMS THE SLASHER FLICKS THAT glorify blood, guts and organs are all that Hollywood wants to make. Completely gone are the emotional dramas and smart comedies that have reigned over the past few years. Well, maybe Clint Eastwood and Judd Apatow have seen to it that both genres don’t disappear completely, but these days, what is really raking in box office gold are horror movies, which are experiencing a resurgence similar to the genre’s tremendous success in the 1990s with hit films like Scream. And now, filmmakers are daring to go where no others have gone before, down the darkest and most terrifying journey known to college students across the nation. Sorority Row isn’t just a film about killing people, it’s “taking a certain community, celebrating it, but also making fun of it,” explains director Stewart Hendler about his first studio film. “I think sorority culture is so fascinating. It’s specific to America. It comes from all the right places: service and honor and these really good ideals. And then it goes to this darker place like crazy drinking and crazy sex. That juxtaposition is really fun and fascinating,” Hendler says. Theta Pi is the hottest house on campus. Cassidy (Briana Evigan), Jessica (Leah Pipes), Chugs (Margo Harshman),

Campus Circle > Film > Interviews Megan (Audrina Patridge) and Ellie (Rumer Willis) are friends who live by the bonds of their sacred sisterhood. When they decide to play a vindictive joke on a boy (Matt O’Leary) who was unfaithful to a Theta Pi sister, it’s what is best for the family. In fact, the ensemble of talented, enthusiastic actresses found their characters’ strength most refreshing. “It’s a horror film where the girls are taking charge,” says a very meek and tender Rumer Willis. “It’s not just the men who are going, ‘OK, you stay here, and I’ll be back with an ax. I’ll take care of it.’” The girls fake Megan’s overdose, convincing Garrett that, not only did he kill her, but that they need to cover it up by dismembering her body and throwing into a well. Genius, right? Of course the prank goes horribly wrong when Garrett, drunk and distraught, actually starts to rip into Megan’s body, thereby actually killing her. Flash forward eight months later, and the sisters, who make a pact to deny involvement in Megan’s disappearance, are graduating. All is fine at the sorority house, until a mysterious person dressed in a hooded robe begins brutally murdering each girl, forcing the sisterhood to re-evaluate the terms of their bond. Even though it runs like a traditional horror film, Sorority Row points its finger and laughs heartily at the characters who are based on actual living, breathing people. “This is a parody,” insists 21-year-old Leah Pipes. “We are making fun of these girls. I honestly am not anything like my character in real life. I wear sweat pants. I look terrible all the time. When I’m around a boy I have a crush on, I can’t even talk most of the time. And I hate girls like Jessica. It was so fun to make fun of her every single day. It’s very therapeutic.” The film was shot in Pittsburgh, Pa., forcing the women to remove themselves from the L.A. scene for several months

(l to r) Audrina Patridge, Leah Pipes, Jamie Chung, Briana Evigan, Rumor Willis and Margo Harshman in Sorority Row

Though Jamie Chung was the only actress in the film who was a member of the Greek system in college, making the movie brought the six closer than they expected. “Living with these girls for two months was all the best parts of being in a sorority,” jokes Harshman, who is best known for her portrayal of Shia LaBeouf ’s BFF Tawny in Disney’s “Even Stevens.” “We hung out in each other’s hotel rooms, out to Steelers games and had a great time.” Though not as visual as films like Saw, this one will make you jump sky high from your chair because everything likes to pop out of nowhere brandishing a sharp object. It’s a movie about a murdering psychopath out to get hot, thin, predominantly unclothed college girls, and it refuses to take itself too seriously, which is exactly why it works. I mean, after all, you’ve just got to love college. Sorority Row releases in theaters Sept. 11.

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SINCE 1999, SHANE ACKER HAS been fixated on a post-apocalyptic world inhabited only by stitchpunks (Acker’s term) and the robots that hunt them. While studying at UCLA, he began work on a short thesis film, which became an 11-minute animated piece entitled 9. Elijah Wood performs as the voice of #9. The short, about nine puppet-like creatures who inherit the earth after machines destroy humanity, was eventually nominated for an Oscar, won a Student Academy Award and now the big screen version lands in theaters with the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Christopher Plummer. While Wood was involved in the project for almost three years, eons in actor years since most films barely shoot for three months, Acker has devoted a decade to 9. Though he says a feature length production of a world he created and has loved so dearly is a dream come true, Acker also admits, “There wasn’t a whole lot of downtime between the short and the feature. I’ve been running a marathon for quite some years now,” he chuckles. His marathon was kicked into high gear after graduation from UCLA when he met with the king of dark, twisted animation, Tim Burton, who signed on as one of the film’s producers, ensuring 9 would come to fruition as a feature. Acker says it was fear of failure that propelled him through the production and as opening weekend approaches and he’s able to drink in his moment in the limelight, he hopes his story can serve as a fairytale for film students and young cinephiles. “I think it’s inspiring to young filmmakers. It can be done; a short in film school can lead to a feature film!” 9 releases in theaters Sept. 9.

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WHEN YOU WATCH THE TOUCHING PERFORMANCE of Hope Olaide Wilson in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, it is easy to see that a real star is born. The actress stars as Jennifer in the latest installment of the successful Madea franchise. Hope Olaide Wilson stars in Her character is an angry teen (The actress is 20!) who I Can Do Bad All By Myself. must care for her younger brothers. After breaking into the home of Perry’s Madea, the old “woman” puts the kids to work as part of a deal with their estranged aunt April (Taraji P. Henson). It is a long road filled with struggle, but Jennifer is finally able to let go of some of her issues and find the love and stability she lost after being abandoned by her drug-addicted mother. Wilson was quite excited when she received word that she would be working with Perry. After all, the director’s last few films were huge successes. “[Tyler] really writes solid characters,” she says. “I mean, for him to take a chance on me and to give me a chance is so amazing.” As for her poignant portrayal of Jennifer, Wilson is incredibly humble about her preparation. “The main thing I do is not really looking at what my character says, but at what other characters say about my character,” she admits. Despite the heady subject matter displayed in the film, it has some astoundingly funny moments that carried over into the cast’s downtime. “We had a lot of fun,” jokes Wilson. “[Perry] took very great care of us. We were living in these condos. We had rental cars. There were cast dinners.” In the future, she’d love to work with Danny Boyle and Clint Eastwood, but for now, in Wilson’s eyes, Perry is king. “You feel confidence in [working with] him,” she says proudly. I Can Do Bad All By Myself releases in theaters Sept. 11.

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Funny Business: Cult comedian Demetri Martin is ACTOR MATT LANTER IS ON HOLLYWOOD’S radar with the recent confirmation of his role as the mysterious bad boy Liam Court in the second season of the CW smash hit “90210.” With his good looks, charming personality and acting chops, many people assumed the 26-year-old Ohio native had always wanted to be an actor. However, that was not Lanter’s childhood aspiration. “Like most boys, I wanted to be a professional ball player. When I realized that it just was not happening, I decided to go into some type of sports business to be around the game of baseball,” he says. Planning to eventually work for the Braves, Lanter majored in sports business at the University of Georgia and started out as the team’s batboy for two seasons. His plan changed when he fell in love with the film and television industry. After doing several background acting gigs, he became fascinated with the whole process. “It was just magical to me,” Lanter says. “I guess that’s where I caught the bug.” Lanter decided to move to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue an acting career, where he initially struggled like many other aspiring actors. Eventually, Lanter’s hard work and determination paid off. Besides currently starring as the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Cartoon Network’s popular series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” he is also invading the big screen in Sorority Row and is in production on The Roommate, alongside Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl” fame. Lanter is having the time of his life. “I love what I get to do everyday. I know that I can’t be doing anything else right now,” he says. “I hope to inspire others that hard work pays off, and you really can achieve what you want if you put your mind to it.” Season two of “90210” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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Action! Jason Statham returns in the over the top action-fest Crank 2: High Voltage. Along the way he squares off against Chinese and Mexican gangsters, armed strippers and the LAPD. It touches all the requisite bases – gunplay, hot chicks and car chases. Look for the late David Carradine donning Charlie Chan yellowface.

The Idiotbox: Super producer J.J. Abrams follows up “Lost” with “Fringe.” “The X-Files”-influenced show follows an FBI agent and her two scientist allies, one a patient at a mental institution, in their investigation of a series of increasingly bizarre phenomena, from invisibility to astral projection. Soon they begin to suspect a global corporate conspiracy is at work. Joshua Jackson stars. The Complete First Season is now available. “The Wire”’s Amy Ryan and Idris Elba join the cast of “The Office” for Season 5. Unfortunately, the all-star ensemble show is prematurely showing its age. With the Jim/Pam dynamic resolved, the show lacks an emotional core, while relying too heavily on the too-similar goofballs Michael, Dwight, Andy and Holly. The addition of Elba’s overly austere boss drags things further down. “SNL’”s Amy Poehler gets her first starring role in Parks and Recreation: Season One. While assembling a very workable cast, including Rashida Jones (“The Office”) and Aziz Ansari (“Human Giant”), the show never really finds a dynamic that works. Everyone’s favorite irascible chef Gordon Ramsay returns for Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare: Complete Series Two. The British entrepreneur and one-man cottage industry swoops in on failing restaurants and gives them a much-needed kick in the ass to turn things around. Ramsay’s profanity-laced tirades are entertaining while watching clueless restaurateurs and egomaniacal managers eat some humble pie is deliciously cathartic. Equal parts Scream and “Dynasty,” Harper’s Island: The DVD Edition combines family secrets and bitter feuds with a slasher film template. Set on a secluded Pacific Northwest island, the show follows a weeklong wedding celebration, with a host of diverse characters. The show aims for “Twin Peaks” but falls way short with on-thenose writing and stilted performances. William Petersen departs with Laurence Fishburne stepping in for the ratingsbusting CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Ninth Season. Also Available: Heroes: Season 3 Made in Japan: Anime now available: Devil May Cry: The Complete Series, When They Cry: Complete Box Set, One Piece: Season Two, Second Voyage, Mushi-Shi: The Movie, Pumpkin Scissors: The Complete Series, Welcome to the N-H-K, The Complete Series. Blu Notes: Darren Aronofsky’s breakout film, the relentless addiction horror tale Requiem for a Dream comes to hi-def. Aronofsky (The Wrestler) uses a hyperstylized approach to capture the chemically mercurial existence of four characters as they descend into tragedy. Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans make up the excellent cast. Also available: Fighting


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Megan Fox feeds on high school fellas.

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Jennifer (Megan Fox) prepares to feast on her best friend’s boyfriend Chip (Johnny Simmons).

WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT, AND MEGAN Fox is a brand of caliente that Hollywood hasn’t seen since another Jolie fille (one whom Fox has begged to no longer be compared to) burst onto the scene in 1998 as a lesbian supermodel who loved drugs and nudity. Come on, Megan; your last name is Fox! Your exquisite sexiness was practically preordained. Embrace it, drink it in. Although she’s continued her “No, seriously, guys, I’m awkward and self-conscious. Hell, I’m practically Alan Alda” campaign – which, incidentally, no one was buying in the first place – her latest starring role in Jennifer’s Body is going to permanently blast that argument to smithereens. Fox stars as Jennifer, the most lusted-after girl in school (typecasting, much?). She’s popular, the head cheerleader, to-die-for gorgeous … and then she becomes simply to-die-for after a satanic ritual goes terribly awry and Jennifer begins feeding on the boys of her high school. The script is Academy Award-winning scribe Diablo Cody’s latest opus of obsessively idiosyncratic teenage angst. “I don’t know why teenagers are my muses, they just are,” Cody shrugs. “Teenagers inspire me. I’m fascinated by teen speak, with youth culture. I love adolescents because they’re in a kind of purgatory. They’re not kids anymore, and, at the same time, they don’t have adult responsibilities, so they’re experiencing life, but with all these heightened emotions.”

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Completing a girl-power trinity of female writer, director and star is Karyn Kusama who is best known for Girlfight, the 2000 film that launched Michelle Rodriguez’s career and won awards at Sundance and Cannes. Girlfight, Kusama’s follow-up, Aeon Flux, and Jennifer’s Body all center around powerful and violent female leads, but it wasn’t just the director’s resume that sold Cody. “We saw a lot of [directors] and then I sat down with Karyn one day in the lobby of a hotel,” Cody recalls. “After speaking with Karyn for only about five minutes, I wanted to call the producers so badly and say, ‘Please hire this woman immediately!’ I was so excited. Her understanding was so complete.” That same enthusiasm was shared when Fox signed on to the lead role early on in the pre-production process. From the beginning, everyone involved knew Fox was the first and only choice for the role. Bewitchingly beautiful, smolderingly sexy, demonically possessed, Fox already had two of the three elements necessary to portray the character, but she was more interested in exploring Jennifer’s depth and comedic elements. “The way the character is written, it would be so easy to play Jennifer one-dimensionally,” Fox explains, “but we’ve added so much to her. She’s still superficial, don’t get me wrong, but there are moments when you see her legitimately hurt; she’s not always the aggressor or the predator.” Coming off the second Transformers film, a franchise which catapulted her into the public eye, Fox was very

concerned about her performance and plumbing as much nuance as possible from her acting. “There’s no distractions,” Fox says. “There’s no robots to distract you from whatever I give, so, if it’s terrible, you’re gonna fucking know that it’s really terrible. That, of course, is intimidating, but the character was so much fun for me. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. I was just trying to have fun with it, and I felt like I was able to make fun of my own image as to how some people might perceive ‘Megan Fox’ to be.” Cody says her script is meant to be analogous to the plight of high school. Granted, it’s campy, gruesome and over-the-top, but it’s not that far off if you focus on the themes of high school hierarchies and the prescribed decorum. “Any person who dares to respond in an unconventional way is branded a traitor. I think backbiting is a very accurate term and, in [the film’s] case, it’s literal. This movie is a commentary on girl-on-girl hatred, sexuality and the death of innocence,” she says, before adding, “but it’s also just about fun. I wanted to write a really entertaining popcorn movie.” “The script was by far the funniest script I’ve read. Ever,” Fox says empathically. “It’s also the most realistic interpretation of teenagers I’ve ever read. Diablo’s really good at relating to how kids are. I was in high school just a few years ago, and it was a nightmare.” Jennifer’s Body releases in theaters Sept. 18.


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Augustana Sept. 11 @ The Roxy Despite the fact VH1 is or was at one point all about this band, I am all about them as well. My opposition to all the things VH1 tells me I “oughta know” is long and well documented in our pages, but this is one of the few exceptions I’m letting slide through. But only because I knew before they did, and my knowing was in no way influenced by what they thought I ought to have known. Or something. Point being, I unashamedly love this band, regardless of how mainstream friendly they are, because people really should know about them. When every other media outlet wants us to pay attention to wholly meaningless, emotionless, manufactured music, I’m not about to argue when something that’s honest, real and genuinely emotive manages to break away from that pack.

Brendan Benson Sept. 12 @ the Troubadour An open letter to Brendan Benson: Dear Brendan, I’ll start by saying this: I love Jack White. I think he’s a generally rad dude, can do no wrong, great guitar player, blah blah blah, whatever. But you’re much too good to be standing behind him on a stage. This solo thing? Please continue it. Nothing against your Raconteurs work, it’s on my iPod and all, but … you belong behind the mic, not behind another frontman. Possibly beside a country-fried female crooner of your choosing, but not playing second fiddle (or electric guitar, as it were) off to the side of the stage. Keep up the good work, don’t ever change, have a fun summer, etc. Yours, Bri

David Cook: an admitted guilty pleasure

Calvin Harris September 12 @ Vanguard You’ve probably not caught this tiny blip on your radar yet, but I’m going to break it down for you. Dude’s Scottish, wears the most awful/awesome – is “awefulsome” a real word yet? – bright neon colors and writes infectiously catchy electro-pop jams with titles like “Acceptable in the 80s.” What’s not to love?

Saosin Sept. 12 @ Chain Reaction Despite the name recognition they carry, Saosin is an entirely underrated band. The Orange County melodic rockers’ last album was a killer collection of single-worthy anthemic jams, but one ill-conceived music video put a quick end to its momentum. Despite a one-time bad decision in choosing a video director, these guys are some of the hardest working dudes in their scene. Though their last album will surely be hard to top, the fivesome get better every time I see and hear them, and frontman Cove Reber’s vocals never fail to be awe-inspiring. Having been touring relentlessly since their self-titled album was released, their just released In Search of Solid Ground looks to only further establish just how legit these guys are. I swear though, if they don’t get more picky about who they let direct their videos, I will cut somebody.

Sunset Strip Music Festival Sept. 12 on Sunset Boulevard Dudes. Ozzy’s playing. Even if he’s slightly nonfunctional, you know he’s going to be awesome. The guy is history in (more than slightly labored) motion. Also worth your while as long as you’re around, Shiny Toy Guns never fails to bring the sexy with their brand of dark dance-rock and LMFAO brings the, uh, “lulz,” as the kids seem to be saying these days.

THE USED “ARTWORK” The Used, whose last album, 2007’s Lies For the Liars, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, spent the first half of 2008 in LA exploring and refining tangential riffs and melodies into a scattering of songs that contained a surprisingly cohesive sensibility. The band members dubbed the music they were writing “gross pop,” their own new genre of hook-laden numbers that pushed the boundaries of what defines the extreme simplicity and indescribable complexity of rock music.

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SAOSIN Finding Solid Sound BY BRIEN OVERLY THOUGH STILL YOUNG MEN BY ALL ACCOUNTS, the members of Saosin have been touring musicians for a good while now. They know what to expect when they head out and how to handle problems; they’re experienced road vets. But vocalist Cove Reber was still worried about impending doom on the horizon when his band set out on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Surviving Florida in late July while having dreads. “We’ve all done Warped a couple times now and knew how hot it was going to be, but the hair is always a big issue,” says Reber. “I just got them looking somewhat better than they were before, so I’m not going to cut them for a while,” though with a pointed glance at guitarist Beau Burchell, he adds, “I hope nobody else cuts them off in the middle of the night.” Two months later, Reber’s locks remain intact, presumably meaning he avoided being “Jackass”-ed by Burchell or his other band mates, drummer Alex Rodriguez, guitarist Justin Shekoski and bassist Chris Sorenson. Much as how the big-voiced frontman coifs himself may seem trivial, like asking band members what type of underwear they sport or where they might take a reader on a hypothetical first date, his dreads are something of a symbol for where his band is at now. The Newport Beach-native rockers have done some

Campus Circle > Music > Interviews significant growing since completing their previous album, and with the release of its follow-up, In Search of Solid Ground, the fivesome is tighter than ever and not afraid to get a little wild and unruly. Enlisting the help of such rock mainstays as John Feldmann and Butch Walker this time around, the band decided to go a different route from past albums, splitting the album’s tracks between multiple producers and taking the reins for themselves on a few songs as well. “When you do a whole album with one person, by the time you get toward the end of it, you already know what their opinion is going to be about a certain matter,” says Burchell. “Like, ‘What do you think about this guitar line?’ You know they’re going to say, ‘No way, you’re not doing that guitar line,’ but you’re already planning your response, ‘Well you just hate guitar lines.’ So it was more fun to do it with different people, because then you didn’t really get used to their way of thinking. In reality, everyone’s shooting for the same goal, which is trying to come up with the best songs possible.” Echoing Burchell, Reber adds, “The experiences you have with one producer can really lead you to having better experiences with the next one. It took forever and it was stressful, but I can’t complain.” What Burchell is most proud of though, are the tracks where he and his band mates took complete creative control. “I especially like the songs we did on our own, because we wanted to do some percussion and group drum stuff,” he says. “We had about six drum kits in a huge circle, with us and our techs doing this huge Last of the Mohicans Indian drum circle thing. We never would’ve been able to do that on our last record.” And though they tread into some uncharted territory with the instrumentation, fans of Reber’s distinctive soaring vocals and Burchell’s equally recognizable intricate guitar work won’t be disappointed by the album’s offerings either.

(l to r) Chris Sorenson, Justin Shekoski, Cove Reber, Alex Rodriguez and Beau Burchell of Saosin

As stoked as he is to talk about recording, everything that happens afterward is a different story for Burchell, who remains cautious about hyping the album up. “Right now is always the worst part, because you have to talk about the record, but no one knows what it is. You don’t want to say it’s great because then people are expecting it to be amazing,” he says. “It’s like when all of your friends come back from a movie and say it was great, then you watch it and are like, ‘It wasn’t that great,’ whereas if your friends wouldn’t have said anything, you probably would’ve thought it was great.” Though he says this jokingly, Burchell still shouldn’t worry. Despite what their album’s title says they’re looking for, the members of Saosin seem to be in a good place where they are.

In Search of Solid Ground is currently available. Saosin will do an in-store performance Sept. 9 at Best Buy Northridge and will perform Sept. 12 at Chain Reaction and Nov. 6 at House of Blues Sunset Strip. For more information, visit saosin.com.

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CDREVIEWS Danko Jones Never Too Loud (Bad Taste) Canadian hard rock trio Danko Jones formed in the ’90s and have enjoyed a cult level of success ever since. However, a change in sound on their latest, Never Too Loud, marks the band’s new aim for commercial success. Jeopardizing the identity that made them famous, the band trades their powerful vocals and dirty bass for more radio-friendly songs and an acoustic sound. Admittedly, the album delivers several decent tracks like “Code of the Road” and “City Streets.” However, the tracks conspicuously progress with studio polished songs that blend them together with other modern rock acts targeting those who believe they’re rock fans, but can’t really stomach the real deal. Grade: C —Athalia Nakula Never Too Loud is currently available.

Chuck Ragan Gold Country (SideOneDummy) Fans of the now-defunct Hot Water Music who haven’t been following co-lead vocalist Chuck Ragan’s solo career have a bit of a shock awaiting them. He has since swapped punk for acoustic folk, but the soul of the music has not faded at all. Ragan’s style on his latest album, Gold Country, could be described favorably as infusing the sound of Celtic punk bands

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like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly with an American country twang. The album does fall a bit on the country side of the fence, but the rock roots are still very strong. Whether you are a fan of country music or just willing to try something new, Gold Country offers a wide range of catchy tunes, including the raucous “Glory” and the simmering, working-man’s anger of “Cut Em Down.” The album is driven by a racing acoustic guitar with some great violin work, but the smoky tones of Ragan’s voice are the real strength of Gold Country. Granted, there are points where his raspy voice becomes a bit of a double-edged sword by obscuring what seem to be obviously deep and emotional lyrics. That said, the overall album is an amazingly well crafted collection of rocking folk tunes. Grade: B+ —Jonathan Knell Gold Country is currently available.

The Proclaimers Notes & Rhymes (429) Most of us are probably only familiar with the Proclaimers in the form of 1988’s “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” but these Scottish brothers have been busy the past 21 years and have released a new album every other year since 2001. I’m not quite sure how I missed this, but I’m glad that their latest, Notes & Rhymes, has made it across the pond and into my car, because these crooners are as good as ever, with heartbreaking, soul-searching songs. The album is impeccably orchestrated with just a hint of that sexy Scottish accent to make all the girls swoon. With songs ranging from the Elvis-inspired “Notes & Rhymes” to the haunting “I Know,” the album runs like a well-oiled

machine. The only downside is that the more mournful songs have a distinctly “Scottish” sadness about it that this American, at least, is finding hard to totally understand. Grade: B+ —Melissa Russell Notes & Rhymes is currently available.

Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed (Epitaph) On his third studio album, Poetry of the Deed, English protest singer-songwriter Frank Turner plugs in, goes electric and in the process intensifies his alwaysfervent lyrics. On rousing anthems “Try This at Home” and the Black 47-ish, power to the people rant “Sons of Liberty” Turner shows his punk roots. During the alt-country picaresque piece “The Road” Turner fuses Steve Earle’s declarative dictums with Soul Asylum’s Midwest melodic indie rock. Turner tries his hand at suburban angst on skittish “Richard Divine,” a tale of naive providence that surges with tenseness. However, Turner does not turn his back on his passionate acoustic folk, exemplified by his Dylan-esque friendship sketch “Dan’s Song,” or his confessional to family and fealty, “Faithful Son.” Turner closes with poignant ballad “Journey of the Magi,” which blends a section of Christian history with one man’s vulnerable assessment to never take the easy path. Grade: B —Doug Simpson Poetry of the Deed is currently available.


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SKILLET “AWAKE” Skillet’s eighth studio album, Awake, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson, contains 12 tracks, including “Hero” and “Monster” which were added to their live set during their Comatose Tour 2009. “Hero”, which is the first single was released via christianrock.net. Catch them on tour this fall on the “Awake & Alive” tour. This 50 city fall tour runs from October through December and features Decyfer Down and Hawk Nelson. www.skillet.com/enter.php

BOMB IN A BIRDCAGE IS THE LATEST STUDIO work from Alison Sudol, the force behind A Fine Frenzy. Taking its name from lyrics found on opening track “Wouldn’t Do,” the CD’s title “summed up the state of mind I was in during the making of the album,” says Sudol. “[I was] a vulnerable, rebellious, Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy conflicted, happy mess.” Immediately following the tour for her debut, One Cell in the Sea, Sudol returned to the studio with a ceaseless creative energy, sparked from the musicians she had worked with while traveling on the road. The result is a collection of songs that seem like love letters from a hopeless romantic caught inside a fairy tale. This is no surprise as Sudol generally writes best when she feels strongly about someone. Thematically, she dedicates the record to “feathered friends, forces of nature, fun ... words that start with ‘f.’” First step artist, next step producer seems to be the case for Sudol considering she was more hands on in every aspect of the album. She used recording techniques inspired by artists like the Talking Heads, Belle & Sebastian and Ray LaMontagne to establish a considerably more electric tone on this far from sophomore slump. Look out for the first single, “Blow Away,” an upbeat anthem that reflects the more feckless side of the redheaded songstress. Known for her vocals and piano accompaniment, Sudol has more than proved that her music is an art form. She’s no stranger to taking risks though she does timidly admit to writing most of the songs on guitar first. “I’m not ready to record my wonky guitar stylings just yet,” she says.

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Green Day: "No sitting down! Get Up!"

Epicenter Aug. 22 @ Pomona Fairplex Bands from all ends of the rock world gave fans one last chance to go wild this summer. Boasting a lineup with local favorites like the After Midnight Project and hometown heroes Linkin Park, Epicenter was an event not to be missed. But the real attraction of this event wasn’t Alice in Chains coming out in support of their newest album in a decade with a new singer, but a rare performance by Tool. After sustaining an injury at his Arizona vineyard, frontman Maynard James Keenan almost didn’t show. But instead of lying down and resting, he grabbed a pair of crutches and took control of a crowd that enveloped the whole Pomona track. With a light show and hi-def visuals, the untouchable sound of Tool was magnified several times over as they ripped through a set that pulled tracks from Undertow all the way to their most recent albums — much to the delight of fans. With the heat still resonating from the ground, the night sky did little to save those begging to get out of the two massive pits in front of the main stage. It’s this kind of power that can only be found in music at a live show. And with Tool on stage, you better be ready for all hell to break loose, especially when you’re at the Epicenter of it all. —David Tobin

Green Day Aug. 25 @ The Forum A drunk bunny hits the stage, and the crowd goes nuts. The oversized hare sports a Green Day tee and two bottles of beer; the show begins. In typical Green Day fashion, the band made an entrance. Starting at the rear of the

venue, Billie Joe Armstrong walked through the crowd, then grabbed the mic and went into a fit of inspiration: “This is why you’re here. NO sitting down! This is your life. Do what you want with it. Screw what everybody else thinks. They will tell you how they want you to be. Screw that! Get up!” This was the first of many tirades against the conformity of pop culture and society that Green Day has so adamantly spoke out against throughout their career. Each vent session was equally matched by the music. The band has never sounded better … or louder. Tré Cool and Armstrong have a unique chemistry that gives way to a genuine sound, and the harmonization of the two takes the pop punk feel to a new level. The band invited fans to come up on the extended catwalk and stage dive. In addition, Armstrong headed out to the parking lot at the end of the show to sit and hang out with fans and sign autographs. Green Day proved they are doing it right: There was no doubt that it was all about the fans. —David Tobin

Dungen Aug. 26 @ The Troubadour There was a point during “Ta Det Lugnt” at which Gustav Ejstes, after shouting the three words-as-chorus with a bit more height than usual, redirected his microphone toward the audience so it could echo his “lugnt.” What, because we’re any good with phonetic Swedish? With a squint here or there, now and then, one could even make out the appearance of lips opening and closing along, faking it through a mouthing of foreign lyrics. While Ejstes danced and shook a literal fever out of his system, taking an occasional break to psych out on piano or flute (his eighth

flute, says he), bassist Mattias Gustavsson rocked a fro and a modest blue drum kit transformed into a booming hero by way of mallet. The group, modest and quiet, represented by Ejstes’ constant shrug of shyness, brought peace and cool with its psychedelic folk-rock, a real feat in this tiny and stuffed black room. —China Bialos

Chris Isaak Aug. 26 @ The Greek Theatre If Chris Isaak has shown anything in his 25-year career, it’s consistency. He’s cranked out 11 albums, sticking to the same basic formula of melancholy, Sun Studios-inspired rock and even held onto the same band for over 20 years. They even appear to like each other! Despite having penned an endless stream of ballads about unrequited love, Isaak is downright jocular live, tossing out constant one-liners and hilarious anecdotes all night, even joining in with band mates for a bout of tongue-in-cheek choreography. But the man knows humility; he and his band mates are the main focus of his quips. He treats us to a hearty mix of his own compositions as well as some carefully chosen covers. His classics “Wicked Game” and “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” are timeless favorites. New selections like “Mr. Lonely Man” and “Best I Ever Had” are equally well received. Isaak and his band are endearing, playful and moreover, sexy. At 50, a perfectly placed hip swivel still makes the ladies shriek with glee. At one point, he ventures into the audience, traversing the entire theater pausing to be pecked and groped by the ladies along the way as he croons “Love Me Tender.” Isaak, perhaps rock’s last remaining troubadour, stands among the best showmen of all time. —Natasha Desianto


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Nirvana Live at Reading Nirvana’s 1992 show at the Reading Festival is a much-revered performance that collectors have until now only been able to obtain as a bootleg. Universal will soon release Nirvana Live at Reading in various configurations including a DVD version that features 23 song clips that have never been released before. The set list includes most of Nevermind, three songs that would eventually turn up on In Utero and covers of Fang’s “The Money Will Roll Right In” and “D-7” by the Wipers. The release date is Nov. 3.

Pennywise Singer Quits The singer for veteran Hermosa Beach punk group Pennywise has left the band. The rest of Pennywise – Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury – issued the following statement about the departure of Jim Lindberg after 19 years of fronting the band: “Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. As the three remaining members of Pennywise, we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world, and we are looking forward to writing new music.” The most recent Pennywise album, Reason to Believe, was released through MySpace Records about a year and a half ago.

Answer Trivia Questions, Win a Yamaha Keyboard Ever wonder what Brooke White’s favorite dessert is? The answer is the kind of thing you’ll need to know if you want a shot at winning a Yamaha NP-30 keyboard autographed by Yamaha artist Sarah McLachlan. For a chance to win, visit YamahaAllAccess360.com and get familiar with the profiles of the Yamaha-playing artists displayed there. Then correctly answer three trivia questions about the artists and you’ll be in the running for the NP-30, a superslim keyboard that weighs only 12 pounds yet delivers full digital piano sound. Entries will be taken until Dec. 1, and the winner will be announced around Dec. 15.

Atticus Tour on the Way Blessthefall and Finch will be the co-headliners of this year’s Atticus Tour. Also on the bill are Let’s Get It, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Vanna and Of Mice and Men. Blessthefall has a new album debuting just in time for Atticus Tour 2009; Witness drops Oct. 6 through Fearless as the tour rolls into Chain Reaction in Anaheim for an all-ages show on Oct. 10 and then visits the Knitting Factory the next day.

The Cribs: Ignore the Ignorant British punk rockers the Cribs have released their new effort through iTunes. Ignore the Ignorant is the first full album that the Jarman brothers (Gary, Ryan and Ross) have recorded with their new guitarist, ex-Smiths member Johnny Marr. Marr is not shy when speaking about his latest gig, raving that the Cribs “possess the brains of the Buzzcocks, the guts of Nirvana and the fizz of the Ramones.” A deluxe version of Ignore the Ignorant with 14 bonus live tracks recorded earlier this year at the Ritz Nightclub in Manchester, England, is also available at iTunes. If you’d rather get your copy of the album on CD, physical copies will drop through Warner Bros. Nov. 10. The Cribs will be launching a full U.S. tour this fall, and they’ve already announced a show at the Roxy Nov. 9.

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THE HOUSE OF BLUES IS LEGENDARY IN Rock ’N Roll Wine. the world of live music, and it’s only fitting that the HOB on Sunset is playing host to Rock ’n Roll Wine’s first L.A. residency. Rock ’n Roll Wine was originally conceived in Las Vegas by Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton, two best friends who love wine but realized that not too many people knew how to approach drinking it. Instead of taking the traditional path and pairing their wines with food, they opted to make their favorite beverage more accessible by pairing it with music. “Our goal,” says Barton, “is to provide people with great new music and great new wines.” Their setup at the Foundation Room of the HOB does just that. Although you don’t get to hear each suggested pairing through the night, you’re given a brochure at the beginning with a list of wines and the song they should be tasted with. This is totally unorthodox, but you know what? It works. With three rooms and 16 wines to taste (buffet style, no less!), you’re guaranteed to find at least one good wine, and most likely several. If you’re new to the wine game, no worries, the pourers are knowledgeable and friendly. They know exactly what their wines taste like and are more than happy to pour you generous portions so you have ample time to really see what they’re talking about. “We’re Martian terraformers,” said one pourer. “We like to go ahead and pave the way for people. We teach them how to think about wine.” In addition to great, little-known wines, Rock ’n Roll Wine also features live music at each of its events. At the first event, attendees were treated to the stylings of Jeremy Cornwell, whose cover songs proved to be the perfect accompaniment for the evening. The Sept. 11 event will feature acoustic rock from Coffey. For more information, visit rocknrollwine.com.

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LA HOPPER More Than Just a Cheap, Safe Ride to the Party BY MELISSA RUSSELL IF YOU’VE LIVED IN LOS ANGELES FOR ANY AMOUNT of time, you know the importance of having a car. Sure, we’ve got buses and the subway (What? It’s not just a sandwich shop.), but using them is just so inconvenient, and for your typical human being, paying for a taxi is at least a little exorbitant. In reality, you’re left with two options. You could opt to drive to your out-of-the-way party, where you further complicate your night by having to choose between naming a designated driver (and hoping they stay sober) or driving home at least somewhat inebriated. Or you could limit yourself to walking to the frat down the street that has a party every day that ends in –y. Luckily for all of you currently on (or near) college campuses, if you’re tired of going to the same bar week in and week out, there’s new hope for being able to get around Los Angeles (and soon even Orange County): LA Hopper. LA Hopper was started by Andrew Citores, a 21-year-old former LMU student who felt limited by the lack of low-cost, convenient public transportation with easy direct access to areas outside of LAX. “We’re trying to create an opportunity to see the other

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side of nightlife in L.A.,” Citores says. “There’s so much to see, there’s so much culture and beautiful venues, places to go, fun places to party, and it’s usually not right down the street from where you live.” With its official Web site launch last week, LA Hopper already have plans that are guaranteed to have the good times rolling. With both 21-and-over and 18-and-over events, the company offers students safe transportation options with a usual price tag of $15 or less. Thirsty Thursdays will be Cruise L.A. hotspots in one of LA Hopper’s rides. especially awesome when a round trip ride on the party bus is only $5. But the fun doesn’t stop there! If you’re looking to Hopper and they will send the bus back, have an employee personally come for a pick up or (and this is the absolute do something specific, LA Hopper is a full-service event worst case scenario) call a cab. planning company. With a wide range of vehicles from party buses and Jacuzzi Stretch Hummers, right on down to a cozy “We’re basically giving people the chance to go out and see parts of L.A. that they usually wouldn’t be able to go out Bentley, they’re sure to have transportation to fit your style. and see … get out of the circle that they’re stuck being in,” Not to mention they can help you plan a private party, where says Citores. they’ll not only provide transportation, but they’ll also make For the time being, LA Hopper is based mostly out of restaurant reservations, get you on the right guest lists and even take you to that after hours club after last call. USC, Chapman and LMU, but only because that’s where they “We’re young, we understand the culture. We understand have the most on-campus reps. If your college isn’t on that list, then it’s so not cool enough (I’m looking at you, UCLA!). how people feel, especially when some bus driver talks down to you because you’re 21,” says Citores. Just kidding, but seriously, if you’re interested in changing that (and maybe making a bit of cash on the side) or just And they’re really not about the money. Their planning a private party, contact LA Hopper and let them commitment to putting an end to drunk driving goes way above and beyond the call of duty. hook you up. While the party buses only run regularly until 2 a.m., For more information, visit lahopper.com. partiers who miss the last bus are encouraged to call LA

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BY C. MOLLY SMITH 1) William Shakespeare Action Figure ($9) You’ll never be bored again with your required Shakespeare reading. With this Shakespeare action figure, even the incredibly dull and impressively boring “The Tempest” comes to life. 2) Jesus Nodder ($8) It’s always nice to be on good terms with the potentially mostfamous and well-respected religious icons. Watch as this holier than thou figure nods at you, according to your discretion, with approval. 3) Nunzilla Wind Up ($6) Nuns crack me up, particularly nuns with a ferocious temper. Seeing them out of their calm, serene and spiritual element is sure to give you a good laugh, even if it is just a toy. 4) Hopping Leiderhosen Wind Up ($5) Hopping Leiderhosen? Hopping leiderhosen! Whoever came up with this concept should be given a medal, or a giant, shiny trophy.

5) Michelle Obama (Female Force) Comic ($3.99) Politics can be such a bore. Give health care, war, environmental issues and all the other dull White House business some character by livening it up with an animated biography of Michelle Obama. 6) Mini Fun Meals Mini Figures ($4.95) Can’t afford to take your lady out for a nice steak and lobster dinner? Plastic dinner sets make fancy dinners tangible for students on a budget. 7) Alphabet! Keychain Collection ($4.95) Now, this is the way to learn your ABCs. Cute, adorable animals and foods take the shapes of the alphabet on miniature key chains. 8) Domo Qee Figure ($8.99) I’m a sucker for Domo. This tiny, angry, screaming monster gets me every time. 9) Shaky Bacon ($7) This plush bacon with a look of anxiety, for fear of the consumption to come, is so cute you’ll want to become a vegetarian. Be on the look out for his breakfast friend, Mr. Toast. You’ll have your own personal breakfast club!


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HEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A WAY TO HAVE A SOPHISTICATED and not greasy. happy hour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the rooftop of a hotel no less â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and spend less than or about $40 for two lushes, I mean, people. At the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about eating well on a budget. As soon as you step through the sliding doors, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re immediately greeted by an inviting bar full of various traditional and unusual spirits and liquors. I suggest you bypass this spot and head to the golden elevators. Press the PH button and get ready to walk through an authentic rooftop Japanese garden. There are two restaurants atop Kyoto Grand, but the only one open for happy hour (5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily) is the one weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned with, Genji Bar. Genji is stylishly lit with blue mood lighting and art installments on the walls. There are semi-private booths to sit at and enjoy the libations youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to have, so grab one and get ready. Right off the bat, the martinis here are delicious. They are $5 and served strong. I ordered the watermelon, while my friend had the lychee. Thankfully both were not too sweet and were great choices for the seasonal weather. While I sipped my drink and looked at the menu, a few things immediately caught my attention. Fried chicken and black cod! We ordered those with glee, along with seaweed in vinegar (for palate cleansing). The fried chicken was golden brown and not greasy. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had black cod, you know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the richest tasting ďŹ shes in the sea. I always imagine that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been swimming in butter instead of water. Once you eat it, it melts in your mouth, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not overpowering or displeasing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely wonderful. Genji also serves a great happy hour sushi selection, with 1/2 off prices. You could make repeat visits to Genji, order different dishes than what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve suggested and still stay within your budget. That would be a great challenge â&#x20AC;Ś how many different ways to eat happy hour on a $40 budget. Stay tuned, we may just start one. For more information, call (213) 253-9255 or (213) 687-0200.

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BY PARIMAL M. ROHIT THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THINGS stay the same. Despite all the changes across the NFL during the off-season, expect more of the same in the upcoming NFL season. Among the changes: Brett Favre is now a Viking; Michael Vick is running around as an Eagle; Jay Cutler infuses new life into the Bears as Terrell Owens fills seats in Buffalo; Donté Stallworth and Plaxico Burress will be not be playing for a while; Matt Cassel tries to make something magical happen in Kansas City while the Cowboys get comfortable in their new digs; and a few rookies (Matt Stafford and Mark Sanchez) are handed the keys to struggling franchises. Yet, some things never change. Tom Brady is back under center, and the New England Patriots are legitimate Super Bowl contenders – again. For the umpteenth time, the San Diego Chargers are another popular pick to make a Super Bowl run while Pittsburgh, the New York Giants, Indianapolis and Carolina are all in the mix – just like before. So, do not expect too many changes over the next few weeks, as 2009 will not look too much different than 2008. Here is a quick breakdown of each conference:

AFC Preview The AFC East is always an ultra-competitive division. Despite an 11-5 finish last season, New England must like their chances to “improve” with Brady back. Miami will struggle to mimic last year’s stunning success but should

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still make the playoffs. Do not expect much from the Jets as Sanchez learns the ropes. In Buffalo, the presence of Owens will not help the Bills improve much upon last season. Meanwhile, expect the Steelers to repeat as AFC North champions, though Baltimore will definitely be hot on their heels – as always. With Stallworth serving a one-year suspension and Brady Quinn under center, Cleveland is still a work in progress, while Cincinnati will try to show they still have some gas left in the tank. San Diego should be unchallenged in the AFC West, as Oakland, Kansas City and Denver all have major questions to answer both on and off the field. In the AFC South, Indianapolis and Tennessee (minus Albert Haynesworth) will endure a tough battle for the division crown. Do not expect another 10-0 start from Tennessee, though. Nonetheless, both teams should make the playoffs, while the Jaguars and Texans continue to rebuild. AFC Playoff Teams: Patriots (Bye), Chargers (Bye), Steelers, Colts, Dolphins (WC), Titans (WC) Round 1: Titans def. Steelers, Colts def. Dolphins Round 2: Patriots def. Titans, Chargers def. Colts. Round3: Chargers def. Patriots

NFC Preview The New Orleans Saints may be the only “surprise” team in the NFC. With a high-octane offense and a solid defense, the Saints can compete for the NFC South throne and make a solid playoff run. Yet, they will not go unchallenged, as the Falcons (with Matt Ryan), Panthers (Jake Delhomme) and Buccaneers (Josh Freeman) will bring the heat. The NFC East is continually filled with tension and drama. Philadelphia will have a strong 1-2 punch with Vick and Donovan McNabb. However, Dallas will be out to prove they are still Super Bowl contenders, even with Owens gone. New York, meanwhile, hopes the Burress matter will not be a distraction, and Washington will

USC, UCLA BOTH WIN IN WEEK 1 BY PARIMAL M. ROHIT Trojans Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley tossed for USC quarterback Matt Barkley looks for a 233 yards in his first-ever game, the Trojan rushing- receiver against San Jose State Saturday. by-committee tallied 342 yards and No. 4 USC scored 56 unanswered points to defeat the San Jose State, 56-3, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday. Barkley had a rough start in his first collegiate game, completing his first pass for minus-two yards, fumbling twice and failing to avoid the punt twice – all resulting in a 3-0 first quarter deficit to the Spartans (0-1). However, Barkley settled down in the second quarter, and USC (1-0) regained their old form, scoring four times before halftime to head into the locker room with a 28-3 lead. The Trojans added 28 more points in the second half to round out the scoring. Tailback Joe McKnight rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns, while Barkley completed 15-of-19 passes and had zero interceptions. Southern Cal faces No. 8 Ohio State in Columbus Sept. 12. USC rise to No. 3 in the rankings, following Oklahoma’s loss on Sept. 5.

Bruins Also making his collegiate debut at quarterback is UCLA’s Kevin Prince, leading the Bruins (1-0) to a 33-14 victory over San Diego State as he passed for 176 yards and one touchdown in his first game under center at the Rose Bowl Saturday. It was the Bruins’ 15th consecutive victory over the Aztecs since 1984. (UCLA is 21-0-1 overall against San Diego State.) Playing in his first football game in two years, Prince – a red shirt freshman – completed 18-of-29 passes; he also threw for two interceptions and had one fumble. The Aztecs (0-1) struck quickly, scoring on their first two possessions with seven first downs and 161 yards of offense in the first quarter. However, the Bruin defense allowed just four first downs and 116 offensive yards the rest of the way. UCLA travels to Knoxville to play Tennessee Sept. 12.

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only prove (again) they have an overpaid roster. Over in the NFC North, the Bears are the odds-on favorite to win the division with Cutler under center. Favre wants to prove he is still the Man, even though he is a Viking. Green Bay should win more games with Aaron Rodgers. Detroit is a long way from the playoffs, but Stafford should help them actually win a few games in 2009. Finally, the NFC West will be a bore. Arizona should repeat as division winners, with their high-octane offense and weak divisional opponents in St. Louis, Seattle and San Francisco, though the Seahawks and 49ers may both end up with 8-8 records. NFC Playoff Teams: Bears (Bye), Eagles (Bye), Panthers, Cardinals, Giants (WC), Saints (WC) Round 1: Panthers def. Saints, Giants def. Cardinals Round 2: Bears def. Panthers, Eagles def. Giants Round 3: Bears def. Eagles Super Bowl 43: Chargers (AFC) defeat Bears (NFC)

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BY PARIMAL M. ROHIT SHE MAY BE SPARKING A SENSE OF PRIDE AND Lisa Leslie accepts her MVP patriotism among her fans as she rides high on her Trojan horse trophy at the 2002 WNBA into the L.A. sunset, but Lisa Leslie is not making a big deal about All-Star Game. the end of her professional basketball career. But do not let her nonchalant, humble persona water down the impact she has had on American professional sports, helping to create a place for women’s professional basketball. An entire generation of basketball fans has identified Leslie with the WNBA since its inception in 1997, as she helped make the league what it is today: an outlet for women to have an equal playing field. “She came, she saw, she conquered,” Sparks head coach Michael Cooper tells Campus Circle. “She did it all.” Cooper adds that she has defined what it means to be a professional athlete, regardless of gender or sport. “She is a leader by example … on how to be a big time player,” Cooper says. “You’ve got some great players that have something to emulate and to come out with that work ethic and intensity every night, no matter whether things are going good for you or bad. It’s all about the standard of what it’s like to be a professional athlete.” As much as she has conquered – four Olympic gold medals, three WNBA MVP awards, two WNBA championships and a storied career at USC – Leslie is just happy to see progress. “It’s been awesome to see the growth of women’s basketball,” the 37-year-old Gardena native says. “Hopefully our children’s children will have the opportunity to play.” The growth of the WNBA has been awesome, indeed, but Leslie ultimately hopes she inspired others to achieve great things. “It’s important for me to be a role model, for people to see where I’ve come from and where I ended up,” she said. “It’s not just been given to me. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get here. I had a lot of great moments wearing the purple and gold and being able to represent my city.”

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VIN SCULLY: A FRIEND INDEED, PT. 2

BY PARIMAL M. ROHIT

ANYONE WHO HAS EVER LISTENED TO SCULLY HAS THE feeling that he is a friend, and in a strange sense, he is. Even stranger still because the public knows very little about his personal life. Among avid listeners, the little snippets of personal stories he reveals on occasion are like rare gems. Scully’s subject is the game of baseball and the wonderful characters that inhabit it. When he talks of himself it is only in relationship to others. For this reason a certain mystique has risen about the man. The recently published biography, Pull Up a Chair by Curt Smith, attempts to capitalize on this curiosity. In keeping with his private nature, Scully did not cooperate with the writing of the book. The information was gained by interviews Scully conducted with reporters other than the author. Despite his lack of involvement and other shortcomings, the book is an honest attempt to illuminate Scully’s life. It is full of interesting tidbits and amusing stories from his childhood and long career. Some interesting details of Scully’s life include that he was once an actor in college; he played centerfield for his high school team; he won the award for “wittiest” in his class. During the off-season, Vin has traveled to dozens of countries around the globe. He is a voracious reader of books; they have been his “constant companions” along so many road trips with the Dodgers. All of these make sense in terms of the worldliness that comes across in his broadcasts. Scully can quote Shakespeare with ease or reference an obscure musical from the 1940s. What’s more is that the references ALWAYS fit the situation. It is dazzling to behold. What is lacking in the book is a grasp of Scully’s personal struggles coping with tragedy in his life. Scully lost his father at the age of 4. His first wife died suddenly of a rare disease at 35, and one of his children was killed in a freak helicopter accident. To think of Scully’s friendly, good-natured voice persisting night after night despite such heartbreak makes one wonder at the comment about “needing you more than you needed me.” Editor’s Note: Neither Vin Scully nor the Dodgers have announced Scully’s plans to retire.

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HE IS A FUTURE HALL-OFFamer and the latest big-time sports personality to join the L.A. sports scene. But Jim Thome is such a nice guy that he may actually miss out on joining the elite 600 Home Run Club. Just how nice is Thome? Well, there are 10 students attending college right now, none of whom have to worry about paying their tuition, all because he is paying their tuition. OK, they are all his nieces and nephews, and he is the proverbial rich uncle. Makes you The Dodgers welcome Jim Thome to Chavez Ravine. wonder if they call him “Uncle Jimmy” or “Godfather Corleone.” Actually, after chatting with Thome recently, “Godfather Corleone” just does not seem right. He is such a nice guy, how can anyone not call him “Uncle Jimmy.” In fact, for the rest of this column, that is exactly how I am going to refer to him. For Uncle Jimmy, paying the college tuition for his 10 nieces and nephews alone should qualify him as a nice guy; but why stop there? Uncle Jimmy once told an ESPN reporter that he hit two home runs for one of his nephews who was paralyzed in an accident, because that nephew asked Uncle Jimmy to hit a home run for him. If that is not enough, he was one of about 50 players who sported a pink bat in a 2006 game to support the Breast Cancer Foundation. Finally, a recent Major League poll of 464 players said Uncle Jimmy was tied with Mike Sweeney as the second friendliest player in baseball. Tales of nice guys are always abounding, but is Uncle Jimmy the real deal? Well, since he was just traded over to the Dodgers last week, I decided to find out for myself by paying him a visit in the team clubhouse, moments after he had his first at-bat as a Dodger Sept. 4. Waiting 30 minutes in the clubhouse after a 2-0 loss to the San Diego Padres last Friday, Uncle Jimmy appeared at his locker and had a little chat with me. He started by sharing a few thoughts on the ovation he received as he approached the batter’s box as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning. “The crowd was great,” Uncle Jimmy said. “That was exciting. I had never really experienced something like that. It was something I will never forget, to get an ovation like that. It was something I will always remember, very special.” Nice! He recognizes his new fan base, and is appreciative of their warm welcome to Chavez Ravine. Yet what makes this whole thing about Uncle Jimmy’s niceness is not that he appreciates the crowd, but instead the sacrifices he made just to be here. See, Uncle Jimmy is a career .278 hitter with 564 home runs, 1,562 runs batted in and 2,135 hits in a career that started in Cleveland back in 1991. He had a steady gig as a pinch hitter these last few seasons with the Chicago White Sox – a regular starter. And here he is, accepting a lesser role as a pinch hitter on a team already stacked with offense. All that is expected of him is for him to be ready on moment’s notice and successfully swing his bat in the clutch. At age 39, taking this new role as part-time hitter may mean he loses out on joining that exclusive 600 Home Run Club, which includes names like Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. It almost seems as if Uncle Jimmy is being too nice for his own good. But is he really? Well, perhaps Uncle Jimmy is really trading up, exchanging exclusive membership to one club with another – the World Series Winners’ Club. In his 18 year career, that is all he is missing – a championship ring. “The ultimate is to win the game,” Uncle Jimmy told me. “You’re getting loose; you come off the bench like that, you know, it’s nice to get in there. It was a couple days and now, today, I was hoping to get a chance.” Well, Uncle Jimmy, I certainly hope you get your chance to win a World Series ring with the Dodgers. After all, it might be the last realistic chance for us nice guys to show the world that we do not always finish last.

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BY FREDERICK MINTCHELL FRIDAYSEPT 11

FRIDAYSEPT 11 L.A. Greek Fest

Long Beach Lobster Festival

Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles; lagreekfest.com Hosted by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, enjoy everything Greek from food and pastries to wine and beer, to music and dancing to theater and gifts. Runs through Sunday. FREE.

Rainbow Lagoon, [400-403] Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach; originallobsterfestival.com The largest lobster festival outside of Maine features a giant food court, dance floor, two stages of live entertainment, beach bars and, of course, lobsters! Runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $13.

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SATURDAYSEPT 12 MSA Classic Surfrider Beach, Malibu; surfrider.org The MSA Classic, presented by the Malibu Surfing Association, is the premiere contest in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs annual series. This two-day event was first held in 1962 and now has over 275 athletes representing elite surfing clubs from around the world. Also Sunday. FREE.

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“Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays” El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; elportaltheatre.com Twelve plays, from tender stories to campy romps, will be performed by Debra Messing, Jason Alexander, Eric McCormack, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, Adrian Pasdar and Lisa Edelstein, to name a few. Mistress of Ceremonies: Miss Coco Peru. Proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $60.

SUNDAYSEPT 13 The Dan Band

Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Festival

Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown; thedanband.com Dan Finnerty (the Dan Band), whose music was featured in Old School, Starsky & Hutch and this summer’s smash hit The Hangover, takes covers of originally female-performed pop songs and adds some creatively placed obscenities and swearing. 9 p.m. Tickets start at $19.50.

Fairfax Avenue (between Olympic Blvd. & Whitworth Drive); littleethiopiabusinessassociation.com Live music, food, dancing, a cultural show, parade and more. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and learn about Ethiopian traditions. Noon-8 p.m. FREE.

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SUNDAYSEPT 13 Old School Jams Live Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention

The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park; greektheatrela.com Lisa Lisa, Ready for the World, Klymaxx, Soulsonic Force, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Peanut Butter Wolf and Egyptian Lover. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

Shrine Auditorium, 700 W. 32nd St., Downtown; comicbookscifi.com Scheduled to appear are Juliet Landau, Drusilla from “Angel” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Larry Hama, writer of most of the comics in the G.I. Joe series and many more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8.

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Free Dodger Dog Night

spaweek.com Select spas in the area will be offering spa treatments for just $50. Indulge in anything from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures that normally range from $100 all the way up to $450. Runs through Sunday.

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles; losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com The Los Angeles Dodgers will offer fans a free Dodger dog, courtesy of Farmer John, when the Dodgers host the Pittsburgh Pirates. Farmer John and the Dodgers will distribute vouchers to all fans good for one Dodger Dog as they enter the turnstiles. 7:10 p.m.


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BY LUCIA IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT DEATH OF JASMINE Fiore, I would like to give some red flags to look for when you begin dating someone. Many people are saying that Ryan Jenkins was a nice guy and never showed signs of being capable of the heinous act he committed. I disagree. The most obvious red flag would be the fact that he would be willing to get married only a few days after meeting Fiore. This is actually a black flag. Unfortunately, many women would be flattered that a man wants to get married right away. They think it’s because he’s so in love. The truth is that most guys are not in a rush to get married. A person who is willing to do so is impulsive and acting from emotion rather than logic. He does what he feels like doing in the moment, without stopping to think of the consequences. This is why he was able to commit murder. A guy moving too quickly is always a bad sign. If a man you just met is calling five times a day and texting 10 times a day, it’s not a compliment. Be concerned. Inappropriate or excessive anger is another red flag, especially in the first few months of courtship. This is usually when everyone shows their best side and lets many things slide in order to appear cool and easygoing. You have to wonder about someone who is willing to remove his social mask so quickly and show you his negative side. Once again, this has to do with poor impulse control and little to no selfcontrol. Run, don’t walk away from this type of person.

It’s a new school year, but you’re still stuck with the game controllers from last year. If you get a new highlighter each year, why are you still using the PS3 controller with the smashed X-Button or the Wii remote you dropped behind the couch last year? Here are some great replacement products to get you ready for a new gaming year:

dreamGEAR Shadow Wireless (PS3) This sleek black PS3 controller may look almost identical to the regular PS3 controller, but that is the beauty of it. dreamGEAR has put together a strong alternative to the Sony-branded controller at a lower cost. The Shadow Wireless also features a powerful dual rumble motor system, rubberized coating for a more comfortable, slip-free gaming experience and better L2/ R2 placement.

Nyko Core Pak (Wii) The Core Pak features the Wand – Nyko’s answer to the Wii Remote – and the truly cool Kama. While the Kama may look identical to the Nunchuk, it has a built-in motor to spread the rumble sensation to both hands. This truly enhances gaming, especially in FPS and sports games where you get the full impact of every shot and collision. The Core Pak even comes in a hard plastic case that they suggest you recycle as a planter or supply holder.

Thrustmaster Tennis Duo Pack NW (Wii) While many specialty Wii accessories have limited use, Thrustmaster managed to make an accessory that is fun even without the Wii. The Tennis Duo Pack NW offers two Wii Motion Plus-friendly Remote-holding rackets that work well (with lots of space) in tennis-themed Wii games. In a stroke of genius, they also included a foam ball so you can play indoor dorm tennis with limited risk of breaking stuff, an experience that may make you forget you have a Wii…

Write to Lucia at: theartoflove.net. Read an excerpt from Lucia’s Lessons of Love at lessonsoflove.net. Listen to Lucia live every Sunday at 3 p.m. PST on latalkradio.com. Remember: Love inspires, empowers, uplifts and enlightens.

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Stephanie Courtney, the lone female of the Groundlings crew on Aug. 14, stood out with her hilarious impression of Miss Garrett from “The Facts of Life” and her three go-rounds in all of the improv parts. There was also an abundance of all(l to r) Scott Beehner, David male humor, including a sketch revolving around diehard Kobe Hoffman, Jeremy Rowley and Bryant fans and one in which a conservative, all-guys group Kevin Kirkpatrick in “Groundlings: Space Camp auditions for “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Kevin Kirkpatrick and Jeremy Rowley are absurdly silly as gay partners called into the principal’s office for a parent meeting. Director Mikey Day is one of the funnier Groundlings cast members, and it shows in this very funny string of skits. The Groundlings Theater is located at 7307 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, visit groundlings.com.

“Gaslight” Now-Sept. 27 @ Theatre West BY SABLE STEVENS Theatre West stages a new production of “Gaslight” on the 70th anniversary of its opening. “Gaslight” is the longest running non-musical in Broadway history. It’s not hard to see why! The story line is superb, full of dark intrigue centering on a couple, the Manninghams, who have more than a domestic problem plaguing their union. This production includes all the essentials for a fluid and winning show: skilled actors, proficient direction and a unique, colorful and interactive set. Without giving too much away, the play involves mind games and a detective aspect, almost like a Sherlock Holmes melodrama. All in all, “Gaslight” thrills and entertains. See it for Don Moss, the actor who plays Inspector Rough; he will keep you in stitches. Theatre West is located at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles. For more information, visit theatrewest.org.

(Algonquin) I’ve never been to the South. In fact, the most contact I’ve had with the region is through Paula Deen’s show on the Food Network, and even that, I tend to flip past quickly. All in all, I know nothing about what living there is actually like, and I’ve had little interest in ever visiting … until now. New Stories From the South 2009 is the 23rd installment of this annual compilation of short stories from authors living in the South. Because there are 21 stories by as many authors, it’s hard to talk about the book as a whole unit. As with all story collections, there are some stories that are better than others, and there’s a wide range of genres represented in the narratives. None of them is completely unreadable, although some feel a little too Toni Morrison symbolism heavy for my taste. All of them are powerful, told with real presence and identifiable characters in familiar situations. Most of the stories are absolutely moving, with the fallout from Katrina playing a recurring role in many of them, and the glory and horror that is humanity showing through. Grade: A—Melissa Russell New Stories from the South 2009 is currently available.

Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year (Algonquin) Educating Esmé is the diary of a woman’s first year teaching elementary aged, inner city school children in Chicago. From acclaimed educator Esmé Raji Codell (You might know her from her Web site, planetesme.com.), this story is supposed to be “for grownups,” but honestly, I’m skeptical about that. It’s written with a unique voice and some of the content is certainly not for children, but at the same time, a lot of the language is elementary at best. It’s a fun glimpse into Madame Esmé’s world of teaching that sometimes blends reality with daydreaming. It’s a quick read, but I think the only people who would find the book both useful and interesting are aspiring teachers. Grade: B—Melissa Russell Educating Esmé is currently available.

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