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NEWS 06 The Latest from L.A. and Beyond 07 College “Shopping Sheets”

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THE LATEST FROM LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND BY SYDNEY CHAMPION SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOR ON THE MOVE Space shuttle Endeavor will begin its 12-mile journey to the California Science Center in Exposition Park by the University of Southern California on Friday, Oct. 12. The trip will take about two days as the shuttle makes its way through Los Angeles and Inglewood until it arrives at its permanent home. For those commuting and residing in that area, authorities have warned that there will be very large crowds watching the shuttle, street closures and sidewalk closures – all expected to cause traffic. Major streets that will be closed include Crenshaw Drive, Crenshaw Boulevard and Martin Luther King among others. For those wanting to view the shuttle on its final journey, there will an opportunity on Oct. 13 at the Forum in Inglewood and the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards. Once Endeavor arrives at the California Science Center, the exhibit will open on Oct. 30 in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavor Display Pavilion, which will feature video experiences and special artifacts.

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Space Shuttle Endeavor begins traveling the streets of L.A. on Oct. 12.

TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL PROMISES TO BE A “TREASURED” MUSICAL EXPERIENCE This weekend marks the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, Calif. The lineup includes the mash-ups and digital samplings of Girl Talk, the hip-hop beats of Flavor Flav’s group Public Enemy and underground DJ SBTRKT on Saturday, Oct. 13. On the following day, festival attendees can indulge in the mythical sounds of The XX, electronic music from M83, the punk band Gossip and more. In addition to this impressive lineup, the Treasure Island Music Festival will also supply a huge 60-foot Century Ferris Wheel along with a installation of dozens of San Francisco’s artistic pieces, roaming performers, an active fire sculpture and a workshop where instructors will show attendees how to reveal their artistic side by creating dream catchers, screen prints and more. Early bird and advance tickets are sold out, but you can purchase regular two-day tickets and VIP tickets on its website at http://www. treasureislandfestival.com

UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING FINDS A WAY TO DECREASE DRUG ABUSE IN HOMELESS YOUTH The UCLA School of Nursing released a study last week stating, “nursing intervention can significantly decrease substance abuse among homeless youth.” The study included 154 drug-using homeless young people, a nurse-led program, and it assessed the impact of two group interventions. One intervention focused on educating the youths about protecting themselves from diseases, and the other allowed participants to create artistic messages about health and drug use to influence the drug-using youths. After six months, alcohol use decreased by 24 and 25 percent in each intervention program, marijuana use decreased by 17 percent and 20 percent in each program, and in one intervention cocaine use decreased by 15 percent; methamphetamine use by 18 percent; and hallucinogen use by 20 percent. With an estimated 1.2 million homeless adolescents in the U.S., these results are very promising for researchers.

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College ‘shopping sheet’ aims to make comparing costs easier By Renee Schoof

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WASHINGTON — When excited students tear into college acceptance packets next spring, many will find something new inside: information that tries to make it easier to understand the costs. The federal government and more than 300 colleges and universities want to make sure students “know before they owe” what could be bills for thousands of dollars awaiting them down the road. That’s what Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said this summer when his office

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introduced its college costs “shopping sheet.” “Students need to know how much their loans are ultimately going to cost, when all the interest and fees and other costs are factored into the equation,” he said. The push by Cordray’s agency and the Department of Education for clearer college-cost information comes as tuition and student debt have been rising and household income has been falling. With 7,000 schools across the country using different forms to show costs, scholarships and loans, it can be hard to compare. It’s also all too easy for many high-school students to glide over what loan repayments could mean later. The default rate might be evidence of that. In the past three years, it’s climbed to 13.4 percent. Student loans are in default when a borrower with a monthly payment is delinquent for 270 days. The consequences are serious, and can include garnisheed wages, collection agency costs and many years of a bad credit rating. “Too often, students are left without a clear explanation of what the costs mean or how they compare to other colleges they are considering, and as a result, many students leave college with debt that they didn’t fully understand at the time they entered school,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last week in a blog post. Duncan wrote to all the nation’s college and university

presidents in July, asking them to use the college shopping sheet. Two months later, 316 schools representing 10 percent of the nation’s undergraduates agreed to do so. They include the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Texas system and the University of Phoenix online schools. Lynda George, the director of student financial aid at the University of Kentucky, said clearer information would be better for students and families, and better public relations for the university. “We hope that the more they are aware of what they’re borrowing, they’ll think about how to pay it back later,” she said. “But I don’t know that telling them upfront is going to impact whether or not they default in the end.” The form’s “know before you owe” benefits are limited. It doesn’t give a customized estimate. Instead, it shows median borrowing — how much a typical student at the school borrows for an undergraduate education and the approximate monthly payments over 10 years. Students generally don’t pay back loans while they’re in school, but start six months after graduating or after they cut back credits to less than half time. The size of repayments depends on the amount the student has borrowed and interest rates.

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SPORTS

DOLLS OF STEEL

The object of roller derby is to lap the opposing team and avoid getting hit.

Roller derby in Los Angeles is establishing itself as a sport with the L.A. Derby Dolls.

There is a large building on Temple Street known as the Doll Factory. You might think that this factory manufactures porcelain dolls, but this factory creates dolls of a different kind, and they certainly are not made of porcelain. The Doll Factory is the home of the L.A. Derby Dolls, SoCal’s all-female banked track roller derby league. Roller derby goes all the way back to 1935 when Leo Seltzer, a sports promoter searching for a way to fill seats in the Chicago Coliseum, came up with the idea of holding a roller skating marathon called the Transcontinental Roller Derby. A sportswriter named Damon Runyon then revamped the rules to encourage physical contact amongst players. By 1937, high intensity, hardhitting roller derby was born. Nowadays, spectators drinking PBR while snacking on gourmet food truck cuisine fill the Doll Factory as the teams warm up by circling the track underneath a roller-skate-shaped disco ball, preparing their minds and bodies for an adrenaline packed evening. When it’s time to “jam,” all the players line up. To score points in a match, a designated scoring player (a

“jammer”) laps members of the opposite team while the opposite team tries to block them. This results in a fast-paced game of hitting and teamwork that is entertaining to watch. When discussing her first experience watching roller derby, the captain of the all-star L.A. Ri-Ettes roller derby team, Fleetwood Smack said, “It encapsulates every athleticism I have.” Smack discovered the Derby Dolls two and a half years ago when she tagged along with one of her friends to a match. “As soon as I walked through the door I was like, ‘I need to be doing this,’” she said, and so she immediately tried out for the team. Each roller derby player gets a special nickname that relates to her personality. For instance, Smack’s nickname came about because her real name is Rhiannon, which is the title to a popular Fleetwood Mac song. According to Smack, the nickname represents a player’s alter ego that exists when she is on the track. By day, the players are housewives, students, company owners or schoolteachers. But by night these women transform into tough chicks on wheels. And they really are tough. Women fall down all the time during the jam, and get up immediately. According to Smack,

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getting up quickly is important because staying down or falling big creates a danger for the other players as well. As for injuries, she said the adrenaline and focusing during the game distracts players from feeling hurt when they fall or take a hit. “At this level you are used to falling, and you suck it up,” said Smack. “Then the next day you wake up feeling like you were in a car wreck.” The Derby Dolls are flourishing today because of their dedication and passion. Since it is still a growing sport, roller derby relies heavily on committed volunteers and players who give time and money to keep the sport going. Their hard work is paying off as spectators fill the Doll Factory each match. Now, the Derby Dolls are taking their current success and looking towards the future goal to heighten the popularity of roller derby and eventually get it recognized on the professional level.

Chris Paul, seen here during media day, is expected to be one of the leaders for the L.A. Clippers.

L.A. CLIPPER SEASON PREVEW:

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THE BATTLE FOR L.A. BY ELISA HERNANDEZ

This upcoming NBA season has have fans anxious to see if teams can be as good as they sound on paper. But after the Miami Heat’s “Big Three” took all the attention last season, this year all eyes are on Los Angeles. Although the Lakers arguably had one the best summers, acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash among others, the Clippers also picked up key players that will add to its success. The Clippers are coming off of a strong season where Chris Paul and Blake Griffin led their team to their first playoff berth since 2006. Despite being knocked out by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, the Clippers showed they have the talent in place to make a run again. They may not have ended the season like they wanted too, but the Clippers accomplished a lot. They revitalized the L.A. rivalry with the Lakers, and they fought to stay in the playoffs, including pulling out a clutch win on the road to beat the Memphis Grizzlies in game seven. Determined to make another playoff run the Clippers acquired key role players: Lamar Odom, Matt Barnes, Grant Hill and Jamal Crawford. With these new acquisitions, there are some pros and cons. Odom and Hill are good additions to the Clippers, as they can play both defense and provide versatility. Hill has developed into a decent three-point shooter that will allow the Clippers to have an outside threat when there is traffic in ‘Lob City’. As a veteran player he can also provide leadership to his younger teammates. Odom can provide great minutes off the

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Clippers’ bench. It wasn’t too long ago that he won the Sixth Man of the Year. Despite coming off a troubling season, Odom is determined to start fresh and fill any role. It’s the adding of Barnes where the cons start to pick up. Barnes is a good defensive player and is sure to still have good chemistry with his former teammates. But he will have to put a stronger effort offensively and try to get more open shots. Last year he averaged seven points and five rebounds a game. It may have been enough at the time, but he will need to do more to show the Clippers why he is an asset to the team. His run-ins with the law might become a distraction if they continue into the season. The Clippers also acquired Crawford from the Atlanta Hawks. Now although he averaged 14 points a game, he only averaged two rebounds a game. He will need to make better shot selections, compared to last season where he barely made more than 40 percent of his shots. The Clippers have what it takes to have another good season, and attempt to take the number one spot from the Lakers. As for the battling the rest of the West, they have their work cut out for. It won’t be east to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs, but it is doable. One thing is true, their season lives and dies with the healthiness of Paul and Griffin. Both players dealt with crucial injuries this off-season, but say they are ready to take the court in October. We know Griffin is signed to stay in L.A. for the upcoming years, but hopefully with these new acquisitions, Paul will too. This will give the Clippers the opportunity to be a western conference contender.

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From left to right: Teresa Lo (MFA, Screenwriting), Salim Lemelle (MFA, Screenwriting) and Leah Aldridge (PhD, Critical Studies) are reviewers on “Just Seen It.”

Spearheaded by USC film students, “Just Seen It” is a show where students review and criticize the latest shows and movies for the PBS OC audience. BY SYDNEY CHAMPION

“I was sitting in Café 84 [at USC], and three guys had just seen a movie and were arguing vehemently around the table.” David Freedman, the “Just Seen It” show runner, said this is what sparked the idea to create a review show about two years ago. “I looked at the landscape,” said Freedman. “And I saw what was on the Internet, and it was just awful. There wasn’t any place that I could go to find the kind of reviews that I had grown up with, like ‘Siskel & Ebert.’” Realizing that there was space for a movie and TV review show in the market, Freedman developed “Just Seen It.” Now, the show runs on PBS OC and airs every Saturday at 6 p.m. USC film graduate and undergraduate students produce “Just Seen It,” which consists of a total of nine student reviewers. On the show, the reviewers rate each movie and TV show on a three-part scale: see it, stream it or skip it. “We’ve done about 350 review shows,” said Freedman, who has a Master’s in TV production at USC. “We produce segments that, put together, make up a half hour show.” What makes “Just Seen It” a unique review show is the fact that there isn’t anything quite like it in the media. “Since ‘Siskel & Ebert’, there’s not really anything on TV,” said Salim Lemelle, a reviewer on the show who received his Master’s in screenwriting at USC. “There are a slew of shows on the Internet/web series that review a movie, but it’s not the way that we’re doing it. We’re very structured.”

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Because the cast and crew were all film students from USC and other colleges, they know their stuff. They have been educated in film and know what each film and television show needs to make for a good product. Thus, they are able to tell viewers why or why not they would like the show or film. Freedman added, “We really try to break down the movie or TV show so that you have a good understanding after watching us . The majority of reviewers on the Web are just people yelling at you, trying to be entertaining.” Although the show has found its niche in the movie/TV show review world and gained success, the journey to PBS OC was not an easy one. “That was definitely difficult,” said Lemelle. “We were trying [to get on TV] for a very long time, knocking on a lot of doors and finally being able to get onto PBS.” In the beginning, “Just Seen It” was missing important elements to make the show stronger, such as entertainment and more information about the movies and shows being reviewed. “I shouldn’t have started shopping the show until this year,” said Freedman. “It took a whole year for us to get our show right. That’s like 200 episodes until we got it right. We got a lot of rejection and deservedly so.” But now the show is much better and is getting more and more viewers. When “Just Seen It” first aired, they were below their standard. Now, their viewership has at least doubled and continues to grow.

“We’re much more professional, knowledgeable, informative and entertaining,” said Freedman. “When you watch [“Just Seen It”], it doesn’t’ matter whether we like the movie or not; you’re going to know whether you like it or not.” Although “Just Seen It” is more structured and has improved drastically since its inception, the show is still having trouble finding funding because it is a new show. However, Lemelle and Freedman said this might change as the show becomes more popular and with the support of PBS and maybe even USC. “We would love it if USC sponsored our show,” said Freedman. “It’s exciting because PBS believes in us enough to give us a shot,” added Lemelle. “Now, our next step is getting to PBS national.” Until more advertising, funding or a sponsorship comes through, “Just Seen It” is running a Kickstarter campaign. According to Freedman, the cast and crew is running the campaign to raise fund to keep the show going while they wait to hear about being picked up by national PBS. Until that day happens, “Just Seen It” will continue to be on the air. They have ordered five more episodes and will be on PBS OC through the end of November. For more information on the “Just Seen It” Kickstarter campaign, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/643211987/ just-send-it-to-just-seen-it Campus Circle 10.11.12 - 10.24.12

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American media have portrayed war in a glorified light with movies such as Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers and Black Hawk Down. However, once the killing is done and the American people welcome back its heroes, what happens when the soldiers return back to their normal lives? Least Among Saints gives viewers the real story of what many veterans suffer when returning home after war: hopelessness. Martin Papazian wrote, directed and stars in Least Among Saints. He initially came up with the idea when he met with war veterans while acting in movies, such as Jarhead, and his own experience post 9/11. “One of the veterans had an effect on me, and post 9/11 had an effect on me,” said Papazian. “I felt it was important to put attention on these men.” Because American war movies are so commonly filled with scenes of blood, guts and killing, Papazian’s Least Among Saints is unique in that it truly shows the effects of war rather than just the merciless violence that takes place. “I was interested in the consequence of killing and having blood on your hands,” said Papazian. “I was interested in viewing the character that was beyond it; it was vital to tell the story of hope and redemption.” Least Among Saints tells the story of war veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian). After experiencing death and killing, Anthony returns home to a broken marriage and develops feelings of darkness and hopelessness that drive him to edge, including almost committing suicide. When he meets 10-year-old Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu) who desperately needs help after his mother dies from a drug overdose, Anthony takes care of him and embarks on a journey to help find the boy’s long-lost father.

Martin Papazian looks into the emotional, dark side of war that many veterans experience in Least Among Saints. BY SYDNEY CHAMPION Just like the Anthony’s character, Papazian drew Wade’s character from real life. “As I was writing, I started thinking about this kid I knew…” said Papazian. When Papazian was younger, he befriended a childhood neighbor whose mother was also a drug addict and lived on the edge. Curious to see what would happen if he added this young boy to the story, Papazian created Wade. The two main characters in the film worked harmoniously together as they help each other find hope in a hopeless situation. Least Among Saints is in every sense a father and son story; the film is about a father and son relationship, and Papazian and his father Robert A. Papazian worked on the film together. Robert A. Papazian is an award-winning film and television producer (“Nash Bridges,” “The Burning Zone,” etc.) and came on board to help produce the film. “Working with him was tremendous,” said Papazian about working with his father. “It was really about family and creating something that we can be proud of.” However, Papazian admits that working with his father on his film was not always smooth sailing. “It wasn’t without budding heads,” laughed Papazian. “But that’s all a part of making a film.” Papazian hopes that Least Among Saints will not only connect with war veterans, but also with the general audience. “There is a universal reach with the film; we all have regrets and dark moments,” said Papazian. “The central message is: You gain personal freedom through acts of compassion and by being of service. Through that, you’re able to find healing.” Least Among Saints releases in theaters Oct. 12.

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FILM: FEATURE Claire Folger

AFFLECK COMBINES A TRUE STORY, HOLLYWOOD SATIRE AND THRILLER IN ARGO

Argo is a CIA action thriller starring Ben Affleck.

Inspired by true events, Argo tells the story of the Iran Hostage Crisis in a cohesive and thrilling way. By Ariel Paredes Many times when you think of a CIA action thriller, you may envision Harrison Ford, explosions, drug cartels and massive machine guns. That’s typically what Hollywood has shown us and is so deeply embedded in our psyche. But what if a new type of thriller was born using verbal mastery that challenges our conventional way of thinking? That movie is Argo. Based on a true story and true events that took place during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, the idea of Argo came to fruition. On Nov. 4, 1979, angry militias took over the U.S. Embassy in Iran during the revolution. 52 Americans were held hostage, while six managed to escape through a backdoor and were given reprieve at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that these six were close to capture, and the outlook was not good, the CIA needed top extraction specialist Anthony “Tony” Mendez (Ben Affleck) on the job to devise a plan for their escape. With the help of Hollywood, the CIA created a fake film that ultimately played a huge role in the rescue mission. Now, this faux film has inspired a real film. What unfolds in Argo is a tale almost too insane to be true. It all started when producer Grant Heslov was doing a film with his producing partner (actor George Clooney) and read an article about the once classified operation. “We thought it was great and immediately brought it to Ben (Affleck), who was looking for a good project,” said Heslov. Not a stranger to directing and starring in his own movies (he starred in and directed The Town in 2010), Affleck took on the role as director and lead actor.

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“I couldn’t believe how good this script was, and it was pretty incredible,” said Affleck. “At first I didn’t know how I was going to tackle this because it initially seemed like it should be a 10-hour mini-series, but Chris (Terrio, screenwriter) really pulled it together.” Terrio successfully combined all of the intricate parts of the story that involved the CIA, Hollywood and Iran into one fluid movie without confusing the audience. “There were all these parallel worlds involved,” said Terrio. “The CIA, Hollywood and Iran, and I needed to create a coherent story.” The 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis itself is unbelievable; no one would think that Hollywood would have such a central part in making the CIA’s plan work. “Great things can happen through cooperation,” said Bryan Cranston, who played agent Jack O’Donnell. Alan Arkin, who played the only fictitious character in the film, Lester Siegel, added, “I was playing a character; I’ve met people like him…this big time Hollywood producer. That’s what life is like here!” The film unfolds effortlessly right before the viewers’ eyes, and the suspense is intensely palpable. Argo takes place in three very different locations that have nothing in common, yet it feels like you are watching one movie instead of several stories. Obtaining this effect was not a challenge for Affleck. “You need really good writing and really good acting, then I’m not distracted,” said Affleck. “I can really focus on the essence of the events and the words of the actors.” Cranston also agreed that the writers’ work with the

script also contributed to the cohesiveness of the movie. “It’s easiest to work when you have really well written material, and the hardest work for an actor is poorly written material,” said Cranston. “So when we find something this good, it’s a scramble to be a part of it.” He added, “[Affleck] also creates a really relaxed environment.” The film brought back memories for some of the cast members who can vividly recall that time. John Goodman, who portrays Hollywood central figure John Chambers, remembers the hostage crisis well. “It was an oppressive feeling and scary because you never knew what was going to happen next,” said Goodman. Making a strong director’s choice, Affleck wanted to solidify the arc of truth in this story by using a historic voice in the film’s ending. “I wanted to lock in the narrative and to really cement that this was true, so it was very important to use Jimmy Carter’s voice at the end of the film,” explained Affleck. “We had this true story, Hollywood satire and thriller all in one.” On a lighter note, Affleck joked that his family was happy once filming was over because of his facial hair growth. “The family unanimously hated the look with the beard,” said Affleck. “My kids called it ‘The Prickles’ and they kept asking when I was shaving ‘The Prickles’ off!” Whether you like the beard or not, this film is another strong directorial move from Affleck that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Argo releases in theaters Friday, Oct. 12.

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

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Adaptations of 19th century novels range from the wonderful (BBC’s TV miniseries “Pride and Prejudice”) and weirdly ingenious (“Clueless”) to forgettable (Heath Ledger as Casanova) and simply deplorable (MTV’s “Wuthering Heights,” which was of course set in a California high school). It just so happens that Andrea Arnold saw a finer version of the latter as a kid, with Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy in the black-and-white 1939 Hollywood classic. Now she has made her own adaptation of this cherished black-and-white Emily Brontë masterpiece. Throughout her busy career, Arnold has become one of Britain’s treasured filmmakers. She won two Jury Prize awards at the Cannes International Film Festival for Red Road and Fish Tank and the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2005 for Wasp. On Oct. 12, her very own production of Wuthering Heights will be available for Angelinos to see. “I have never liked the idea of adaptations,” Arnold said. “A book is such a different language from film and they are often complete as they are, so I have really surprised myself by attempting this one. And what a book to pick.” And boy is she right. Brontë’s only novel is a perennial resident of the English literary canon, precociously approaching the themes of class, gender and human nature at the time of its publication. Here, the 1847 gothic receives a visceral, gritty treatment from Arnold, resulting in a refreshing take that detaches it from previous adaptations. The film begins with an adult Heathcliff (James Howson makes his impressive acting debut) recollecting his first childhood encounter with young Cathy (Shannon Beer) at the old farmhouse of the Heights. The development of their relationship then proceeds to take up most of the film. Among many factors that make Arnold’s film unique, this is also the first time that Heathcliff is portrayed by black actors (Solomon Glave plays the young protagonist). The director said, “I tried hard to honour what I personally interpreted in the book. Heathcliff ’s difference and strangeness and how young everyone was.” The effect then takes shape as an absorbing tale about an ultimate outsider as much as it is a tragic romance. Of all the adjectives that can describe Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, “melodramatic” isn’t one of them. In fact, she created a film that was as bare as possible. Foregoing a musical score, she said, “I wanted to hear everything: the animals, the wind, the kicking, the slapping, the whipping, the yelping, the screams, the crying, the pain.” In fact, we hear more from the work of French sound designer Nicolas Becker than actual dialogue from the actors. And it works. Every whip that Heathcliff receives from Hindley becomes harrowing, as do the poignant scenes of death. In the end, Arnold plays a deft hand in making the film as authentic as possible, not only through sound and setting, but through casting as well. Among Glave, Beer and Howson, she hired an all amateur-cast for the farmhouse and professional actors for the more affluent Grange. Arnold revealed, “I wanted the Heights to be raw and untamed and elemental and masculine and the Grange to feel mannered and more feminine and careful.” Complemented by the cinematic brilliance in which Arnold captures everything, the result is a beautiful, requisite modern adaptation that stays faithful to one of literature’s most beloved works.

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MUSIC Bridgit Mendler is going from adorable Disney star to saucy pop singer.

BRIDGIT MENDLER GETS READY FOR A MUSICAL CAREER Miranda Penn Turin

At 8 years old, you could say a move to California changed everything for Bridgit Mendler. She didn’t come straight to Hollywood, but the shift from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco helped her eventually jumpstart an acting career in Los Angeles. That journey led her to star is Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” as well as make guest appearances in shows like “House.” Her acting resume grew, and while she showed off her musical talent on Lemonade Mouth, she didn’t focus on music. That is, until now. Mendler released her single “Ready or Not” in anticipation of her upcoming album Hello My Name Is…. On this album, she not only shows off her vocal range but also her passion for songwriting. “I’ve written songs for the past few years now, kind of hoping to get better at it and maybe write an album. And so it was something I kept in the back of my mind,” Mendler said. “Eventually I decided to get a music manager and get my music out there.” Between seasons two and three of “Good Luck Charlie,” Mendler focused on material for the album so she didn’t have to

This Disney starlet is ready to embark on a music career, drop her debut album and start school at USC. BY EVA RECINOS give up acting in order to pursue her music career. “Co-writing was so much fun,” she said. “I love writing with other people, and I got to meet a lot of cool, different characters through the writing process…it’s so much fun because you wind up thinking of things you wouldn’t otherwise, and it inspires you to challenge yourself and your style to be more original.” Mendler’s love for writing came even before working on her album. “I’ve always loved music; it’s always something I’ve been passionate about,” she said. “My freshman year of high school was around the time I started caring about songwriting. I started branching out and listening to different styles of music around that time.” She added, “I started listening to a bunch of different artists, and that’s what got me into different songwriters and learning about their style.” The tracks on Hello My Name Is… offer listeners a variety of styles, and while they all center on themes such as love, each presents a different twist. “I loved writing all of them, but I think my favorite song

to write was probably ‘Forgot to Laugh’ because it was a sassy song,” said Mendler. Mendler refers here to the saucy, honest song that talks about her and a boy and how leaving would cost him, not her. It’s a refreshing way to look at a not-so-perfect relationship and even more surprising coming from someone as young as Mendler, who will soon start her college career at USC. She shows an excitement at attending the school and leans towards majoring in liberal arts or art history. But she mostly looks forward to just learning. Mendler also looks forward to bringing her personality and love of music into the current scene. “I’m very excited. I love making music, and it’s something that’s really important to me,” she said. “I’m looking forward to being able to share that side of my personality with people and hopefully be able to go grow closer to my fans and expand and just be able to share my voice with people. That’s the exciting thing about music – it’s so much of yourself.” “Hello, My Name Is…” will be released on Oct. 22.

FIRST AID KIT MAKES A MUSICAL RESCUE With their album in stores, these Swedish sisters are now on their way to Los Angeles.

Although First Aid Kit was recently stateside earlier this year, the Swedish sisters have come back for another round of soothing sounds to our ears. Delivering a huge helping of music to plaster on our souls, the girls are very excited for their next run and can only hope their tour is as well received this round, as it was the last time they came through. The tour, already in full swing, began at the end of last month starting in Ann Arbor, Mich. at The Blind Pig and has already graced its way through Canada, New York and Boston. As the girls take on the Bible Belt and make their way out west, we can only hope their sound will be all warmed up and ready when they hit the Troubadour stage in West Hollywood on Oct. 16. Since the last time Klara and Johanna graced us with their presence promoting their first record in 2010, the two Swedish sisters have experienced growth as musicians as well as people. This is demonstrated during

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their live performance for their latest record, The Lion’s Roar. Produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Monsters of Folk) the girls have developed their sound and taken the old-soul harmonies and romancing folk tales they’re so good at to the next level. “Mike found these sounds with a ‘60s/’70s vibe to finish the songs, which brought lots of layers and made them very rich,” said Johanna. “He’d work from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and turn one of our songs into something beautiful!” In their live set-up, the girls perform with an accompaniment of additional musicians to give extra body to their songs and balance out the vibe. But even with just Johanna and Klara as a duet, they’re a hauntingly beautiful duo to watch with their harmonies and lyrics. Johanna and Klara, although quite young for their musicianship level, always attract a wide variety of ages on tour. “We’ll have a lot of 13 to 15-year-olds mixed in with

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an older crowd,” said Johanna. “It’s always a good mix of people who come to our shows, and it’s always a huge compliment from our fans being compared to Simon and Garfunkel or the Mamas and the Papas. That’s what we’re trying to go for with our sound!” Adding extra talent to the roster only sweetens their live sound and with the careful direction from Mogis for their songs, the girls are set out to have a great performance at every venue they hit this month. During their shows, their music is a lovely entanglement of blues/ folk/country and tear-jerking melodies. Balanced to perfection, the songs range from haunting melodic numbers such as “Emmylou,” “The Lion’s Roar” and “To a Poet” to upbeat sing-song tunes like “Blue” and “I Found a Way” to keep the ball rolling and spontaneity in tact to make it a good blend live. First Aid Kit will be performing at the Troubadour on Oct. 16.

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BASSNECTAR GETS READY TO BLOW UP IN L.A. Bassnectar talks about coming to L.A. and his musical influences. Mel D. Cole, Villageslum.com

By Josh Herwitt

Bassnectar is Lorin Ashton, an electronic music pioneer.

Lorin Ashton, better known by some as Bassnectar, has been a pioneer in the electronic music scene for over the last decade. With nine albums and countless other studio releases, the 33-year-old DJ and producer will drop his new Freestyle EP on Oct.16. In the meantime, he’s back on the road for a fall tour with Gramatik & Gladkill, which includes 32 dates across North America. Campus Circle caught up with Ashton to discuss the evolution of his career, the future of electronic music and his upcoming show in L.A. at the historic Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 18. CC: You have expressed an interest in all types of music but were particularly a fan of Metallica, Megadeth and Nirvana growing up as a kid. How did heavy metal and grunge rock influence your approach to making music at the onset of your career, and how does it play a role in your work today? B: Those were just my earliest influences, and I think influences are a massive part of every human being, especially a creative human being. So I am an amalgamation of all the influences I have experienced over the years, and those were the first -especially Metallica and Nirvana when I was 12 or 13. That really grabbed me by the throat and made me freak out. After that, it was an avalanche of more and more influences building up as time went forward. Metallica isn’t what has primarily influenced me; it’s just what really grabbed me, freaked me out and made me pop first. And now I’m acquiring new influences every day in the world around me. CC: What have been some of your more recent influences? B: What I’m really into lately is remixing myself and going back to ideas and sounds I had in the late 1990s and early 2000s, which were really ahead of their time but lacked some

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production skills. I wanted to revamp those ideas and revamp the ideas of others from that time because I’ve been a really active record collector for many years. There’s also a lot about the late ’90s — both in terms of where rock, metal, hip-hop and of course electronic music were and with the information age being such an onslaught of new, new, new and the next, the next, the next — that gets passed over and forgotten about prematurely. I wanted to go back and rediscover gems that still have life in them and combine them with new concepts.

“I get to do what I love and project it constantly. It comes at a cost of a personal life, which is a sacrifice I make very zealously.” CC: You have been touring constantly, whether it’s been domestically or internationally, since 2005. What have you learned about your live show in that time, and how do you keep fans eagerly coming back for more? B: It’s the same when I was a teenager putting on Battle of the Bands for punk rock fans and death metal fanatics. I get to do what I love and project it constantly. It comes at a cost of a personal life, which is a sacrifice I make very zealously. It just happens naturally. I work all the time, seven days a week.

I love what I do, and out of the fortune of being able to create something, broadcast it and have instantaneous feedback, that was really inspiring. I’m constantly trying to bring new ideas into the mix or reinvent old ideas because the shows are getting more and more crazy by the week. It’s fun for me to develop sounds that I can play and reinvent live, and it’s a perfect feedback loop.

CC: The last time you came to Los Angeles, you played at the Palladium. You’ll be headlining a show there again on Oct. 18 during your fall tour. Is that your venue of choice in L.A.? B: I don’t have a venue of choice in L.A. I really enjoyed The Wiltern show that we did in 2010. It was incredible. We literally almost destroyed the balcony when I played “Bass Head.” They were evacuating below it because people were jumping so hard. The Palladium was amazing last year as well. There are a lot of places I look forward to playing in L.A., but there are also a lot of festivals that have navigated my touring career from Coachella to HARD to even Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. But the Palladium was the perfect size venue for the experience I was trying to create — the perfect goldilocks freak out. CC: For fans in Los Angeles who haven’t seen you perform since releasing your latest album, Vava Voom, what can they expect this time around?   B: I usually tell people to treat their expectations like their arch nemesis and to drag their expectations into the streets, beat them mercilessly and leave them for dead. Then they’re done with their day. Bassnectar will perform at the Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 18.

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NIGHTLIFE: CLUBS There is a rising club in town where electronic dance music (EDM) plays and the fans fill the room with fistpumping adoration. By day, it’s nothing but the beautiful art deco Stock Exchange building constructed in 1929. But by night it’s Exchange LA, one of the hottest electronic dance music nightclubs in Los Angeles and only about 10 minutes away from the University of Southern California if you drive. So what makes this nightclub a great place for electronic music? Well, part of it involves joining up with Insomniac, the company that hosts some of the most popular electronic dance music concerts like the Electronic Daisy Carnival. Insomniac has been producing its “experience-based” concerts since 1993, and its work on Exchange LA has allowed the venue to fill its 1,700-guest quota every week. On Fridays, all guests come for an event called “Awakening”, and on Saturdays they come for “Inception.” Both nights feature up-and-coming names in the EDM world like Danny Tenaglia, who headlined “Awakening” last month. That night began with an opening act that played ordinary head-bobbing beats, allowing the crowd to jig as they warmed up with their cocktails. Just past midnight, the atmosphere manifested a new serge of energy spurned on by Tenaglia, who had everyone hooked. All of a sudden, the segregated clumps of people half-heartedly grooving to the beat became one enthusiastic gyrating blob. As the many perspiring EDM connoisseurs moved to the high intensity beats under the faded ceiling, it was interesting to think about all of the changes that the building has seen throughout the years. In 1931, rather than being filled with young partiers, the building was filled with panicked businessman, trying to resolve the economic crisis in the midst of the Great Depression. It was not a happy time. Back then the large hall resounded with the cacophony of shouts and bells as men argued over money. Now, it’s filled with high tempo beats and a bass that shakes the soul. Isn’t it funny how things change? One of the nicest things about this club is that is lacks the same pretentiousness that is common in the L.A. club scene. The bouncers at Exchange LA are nice and respectful, and they actually smile! The only thing that they are uptight about is the dress code. While waiting to get in, three different customers were refused entry for their clothing. Two of those customers had easy fixes like taking off a baseball cap or putting on a jacket. However, one man had zero chance of getting in. That’s what you get for trying to wear sweatpants to a nightclub. Let that be a lesson for all. Inside the building, there are six full-service bars and different VIP areas such as the “Sky Loft,” which accommodates 35 special guests and the “Rockefeller Room” for 50 guests. The state-of-the-art lighting system moves rhythmically with the music and a giant disco ball casts glitter on the scene. To make sure the musicians get their well-deserved credit, the venue has a raised staged so fans can admire the head DJ in all his sweaty glory as he spins the tracks. With all of the lights and smoke, Exchange LA has created a perfect atmosphere for dancing the night away. However, these things do not come cheap. A normal ticket to get in to Exchange LA is $20 plus a $4 service fee. For a nice nightclub, this price is doable. The real problem is that the cocktails at this club are also expensive, so the combination of the ticket price in addition to the drinks adds up to a pretty sizeable bill that most college students on a budget would be upset about paying. Fortunately, Exchange LA is situated next to a couple of busy bars (Spring St. Bar and Down and Out, for example) where groups of friends can get some more affordable cocktails before walking into the club. Also, for those late night “drunchies,” Exchange LA is located right across the street from Syrup and LA Café, the best place to get late-night chili cheese fries downtown. It’s not very common for a nightclub to also be a Historic Cultural Landmark, but that just adds to the fun. The exterior of the building is decorated with three bas-relief panels commemorating the pinnacles of capitalism. There are still people “getting busy” inside the building today, but it’s in a much different way. Overall, Exchange LA may have been a place that was once perfect for debating numbers, but today it is perfect for blasting music for crowds to enjoy.

EXCHANGING BUSINESS FOR PARTYING Jerry Lin

“Awkening” at Exchange LA happens on Fridays and features electronic dance music.

Close to USC, Exchange LA is a hot electronic dance music nightclub that students and patrons should check out. BY NICKI SPENCER

Exchange LA is located at 618 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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TECH: DATING

WILL YOU FIND SEX OR LOVE? One of Campus Circle’s writers investigated the mobile app Blendr to find out if it’s for dating…or

BY ANONYMOUS

Sydney Champion

something more.

Mobile apps such as Blendr and Grindr prove to be successful for dating…among other purposes.

Mobile dating app usage is on the rise. According to a report from Juniper Research in 2011,“The mobile dating market is expected to be worth $2.3 billion by 2016” due to usage increase. Though the purpose of these mobile dating apps is to meet and date new people, “dating” actually has another connotation in the mobile app world: sex. I’m not here to entice you into joining such promiscuous means of social networking and mobile app usage. Rather, I’m here to prove a point, warn you and more importantly: I’m here to share my story based on two weeks of personal experiences with the mobile dating app, Blendr. According to the website, Blendr is a new social networking app that can be utilized to meet people, make new friends, chat, flirt and even date. I asked around about this app and came to gather a little too much information. People I questioned told me that Blendr is the “straight” version of Grindr (a geosocial network with an app geared towards gay, bisexual and bi-curious men and was created by Joel Simkhai, who also founded Blendr). Rumor has it that both of these apps are used as a means to find sexual partners (friends with benefits, one-night stands, romantic dates, unfaithful lovers, etc.), among other things. A report by The Los Angeles Times in September 2011 indicates that Simkhai said that even married people could find a platonic buddy through these apps. According to The New York Times, “The creators of Grindr

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and Blendr promote the apps as ways to make new friends or meet people with similar interests, but Grindr promotes dating as one of its main uses.” I became even more aware of Blendr through a friend who is a current student at…let’s just say “Fight On!” Hours after this brief discussion, I gradually began to cultivate my curiosity by hitting the Internet nonstop to collect all the necessary data about Blendr and make my own profile. At first, I didn’t know what photo to upload when creating my profile on Blendr. I decided to upload a decent picture of me and be as truthful as possible in sharing personal, professional, educational and sexual information. My profile stated that my ethnicity is a mixture, I’ve earned advanced degrees, I’m single, and I’m attracted only to my opposite sex (women). On the first night after completing my profile, I tested the app by logging in approximately every hour; not much happened. On the second day, men and women contacted me directly via the private chat room (only two parties could see the conversation). The men contacting me conveyed their appreciation of my curls and smile, and gave me other flirtatious comments. I responded to all four men by writing, “Thanks!” which resulted in sexual proposals, invites to dinner and other things from the men. Once that occurred, I blocked all four so they could no longer reach out to me. When I logged on 15 hours later, I had 11 messages from 11 women. Some said hello, some made compliments, some asked

questions and some sent me explicit photos. Two women asked me to share the size of my precious gem while requesting photos of it, as well; I blocked them instantly. Five women sent me naked photos. I ignored these women, and I blocked two because they became annoying. After a few days, I began reaching out to women to see where it’d lead me. It led me everywhere, but I never met anyone in person. I virtually met black, Latin, American, Asian, European and Caribbean women. Blendr is diverse, as it shows from my personal experience. The women I contacted (who were between the ages of 18 to 45 years old in the greater L.A. area) were actually nice and looking for a significant other. But for some reason, they always remained opened to random sexual activity with me. They’d bring up the subject, and I’d follow along often (however, it led to nothing). For what it’s worth, Blendr works well. And I’m sure it works wonders for many. I wanted to use Grindr for more research, but my initial experience with Blendr immediately erased that thought out of my head. However, according to more than 20 people I spoke with, Grindr is four times more radical than Blendr. While dating apps have proven to work at different levels, I’m inclined to just let them be. But dating apps do work for things besides dating, including sex. It’s up to you if you want to try them. If you do, Blendr is a start.

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TECH: COLLEGE APPS

THE TOP 10 APPS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD HAVE Check out our list of

Cell phone makers offer apps for sports, dining, shopping and more.

apps you’ll want to download to fit your college needs! Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

BY NICKI SPENCER

The cell phone has become a gadget that we just can’t put down. We’re constantly texting, talking, taking photos, Tweeting and checking Facebook – we just can’t get enough of it! Below, we have compiled a list of handy apps you can download on your cell phone that will keep you entertained, up-to-date and allow you to communicate with other app users. 1. iHomework This is the best app for organizing your vast number of assignments to keep your grades up. It allows you to email assignments to friends, record your grades and keep track of those essays, readings and presentations. It sends out reminders to you so you never have to worry if you are missing a due date. 2. Drinking Games FREE This app includes a laundry list of fun games to get any party night started with a group of willing and outgoing friends. From word games like the “ABC’s of Sex” to cards games like “Brain Damage,” this app will tell you what you need and how to play for a night of tipsy debauchery. 3. Flashcards + The title of this app makes it pretty clear as to what it does. Basically, rather than bothering with the tedious task of going to the bookstore to buy flashcards and then spending long hours handwriting your Spanish II vocabulary, you can now use your phone to study in an efficient and eco-friendly way. 4. Instagram This app is fantastic for sharing what’s happening in your life with all of your friends. Edit photos with a number of artistic effects (which, by the way, flatters most people’s photos), and then share them on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. It’s a fun way to

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5. My Fitness Pal With all the late night fast food runs and heavy drinking at tailgates, eventually the college diet takes a toll on your physical health. This app is an effective way to count calories in an easygoing fashion so your weight stays on track. It has the largest food database of any other calorie counter, so it is the most efficient one.

8. The Week Magazine Sure, the New York Times App and other newspaper apps are great for reading the in-depth stories. But, it is hard to find the time to read all the right articles that people are talking about. Not to worry, The Week Magazine app paints simple pictures of the important happenings of the day. They even have a Daily Briefing featuring “10 Things You Need to Know Today” so that busy college students can quickly learn the most relevant news. That way, when someone asks, “Did you hear about…?” you can be in the loop.

6. ESPN ScoreCenter The only way you can dish out the sports trash talk with confidence is when you know who won the game. This ESPN app is the best way to stay on top of the latest scores and standings (no more arguing over which team is number one in the AP standings). You can organize and follow your favorite teams and hear the latest buzz in sports news.

9. All Recipes You might not have the time (or the skills) to do some authentic gourmet cooking, so this app helps you find recipes that suit your abilities. Scan any item, and it will provide a tasty recipe to make a delicious dinner out of the remaining contents in your fridge. Wonder what you can make out of peanut butter, eggs and bread? Download the app to find out.

7. Find My Friends Upon request, this app allows you to share your location with certain friends so they can spot you on a map. It might sound creepy that you can keep track of your friends’ whereabouts, but it is actually pretty useful for seeing where your friends are on campus, especially during those busy tailgating days. Plus, it can act as a lifesaver if a friend in trouble disappears from a party.

10. ShopSavvy This app is especially helpful for people who are on a tight budget (you’d be hard-pressed to find a college student who isn’t on a tight budget). It allows you to scan the price tag of an item at a store and then compare that price with other store prices in order to find the best deal. Think of all the fun things you can buy with the money you save thanks to this handy little app.

know what’s going on around campus with the people you care about.

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CALENDAR Nathan Seabrook

Amon Tobin performs at the Greek Theater on Oct. 12.

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

NOW…THRU SUN • NOV 18

THEATER Jeff Goldblum stars in “Seminar,” a powerful and sexy new comedy from the creator of “Smash.”

Seminar

Ahmanson Theatre 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles centertheatregroup.org/tickets/Seminar/

Academy Award® and Emmy Award®-nominee Jeff Goldblum will star in the sexy, smart, new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award-winner Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Obie Awardwinner Sam Gold, “Seminar” arrives in Los Angeles for its West Coast premiere directly from its hit Broadway run, where it was cheered as “...the funniest show on Broadway...” by WOR Radio, and called “. . . one of Rebeck’s best works...a wonderful new comedy...” by Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press.

When Runs Tuesday-Sunday through Sunday, Nov. 18. Prices Tix start @ $30

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Music Amon Tobin Greek Theatre 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles greektheatrela.com The avant-garde producer has officially stepped away from previous DJ-centric performances, and developed an entirely unique large-scale live show that expands on the concepts behind his most recent body of work: his seventh full-length studio album, Isam. When Friday, Oct.12 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $35 Art Pasadena ArtWeekend pasadenaartweekend.com The Pasadena ArtWeekend kicks off with ArtNight on Friday, ends with Old Pasadena’s Cultural Dance Festival on Sunday and in between there’s Art of Food, ArtRhythm, ArtWalk and more. When Friday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 14 Prices Free Expos West Coast Franchise Expo Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim wcfexpo.com This is the largest franchise event in the West. WCFE brings together hundreds of the leading franchise companies along with thousands of candidates from California, plus a dozen western states. It’s your chance to meet face-to-face with representatives from the most exciting franchises at every investment level, full time or part time – from names you know to the new concepts you’ll love. Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the expo floor features hundreds of exhibitors. There are also 40 information-packed seminars and symposia available, and most of the sessions are free. When Friday, Oct.12-Sunday, Oct.14 Price Free SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 Charity AIDS Walk Los Angeles West Hollywood Park 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

aidswalk.net/losangeles Walk, sponsor a walker or cheer the walkers on along the route from Santa Monica to La Cienega, to Melrose to La Brea, to Beverly to San Vicente beginning and ending at the park with festivities afterwards. When Sunday, Oct. 14 Times Sign-in @ 8:30 AM Festivals Taste of the Pier & Boardwalk Redondo Beach Pier Torrance Blvd. & PCH, Redondo Beach redondopier.com There will be food tastings, bands, free balloons, face painting, arts and crafts and more, plus you can enjoy a variety of small bites, live music and more while touring the pier and boardwalk. Each restaurant will feature a different menu item, and non-food retailers will offer other discounts and items in support. Benefits the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and Cancer Support Community. When Sunday, Oct. 14 Times 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Prices Free Music The Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheatre 100 Universal City, Universal City smashingpumpkins.com Their third album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and garnered seven 1997 Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year. The band won only the Best Hard Rock Performance award for the album’s lead single, “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” When Sunday, Oct. 14 Time 7:45 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $55 MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 Festivals Rocktoberfest with Gene Simmons L.A. Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles rocktoberfest.com/ The largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California will have nightly festivities including DJs and live bands, special celebrity guests, beer-friendly cuisine, local, national and international beers, a special

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WHAT’SHAPPENING10/11/12-10/24/12 craft beer festival on Sunday and collectible merchandise. When Monday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 21 Prices Tix start @ $20

truly memorable evening. When Wednesday, Oct. 17 Times 8:30 p.m. Prices $10

Health/Beauty Spa Week spaweek.com Select spas in the area will be offering select 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. When Monday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 21

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Music Carrie Underwood Staples Center 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles carrieunderwoodofficial.com She has long surpassed the 10 million mark in CD sales and became the first country artist in history to achieve 10 number one singles from her first two albums. She was the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, just the seventh woman in the show’s 42-year history to take that crown, and was both the ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year for three consecutive years. Her list of awards includes five CMAs and eight ACMs, as well as four Grammys and a host of others from People’s Choice, Billboard, the American Music Awards, Teen Choice, CMT and many others. When Tuesday, Oct. 1 Time 7:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $46 Comedy Madonnalogues Cavern Club Theater 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles brownpapertickets.com/event/270063 This multi-media, multi-character show is part Madonna, part Vagina Monologues. When Tuesday, Oct.16-Tuesday, Octo. 23 Times Tuesdays @ 8:00 p.m. Prices $12 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Film Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day fathomevents.com/concerts/event/ ledzeppelin.aspx The concert film features founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, joined by Jason Bonham—son of the band’s late drummer John Bonham—taking the stage at London’s O2 Arena on Dec. 10, 2007. The two-hour-plus tour de force spans 16 signature songs from their celebrated catalog, including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven” and much more. In select theaters nationwide. When Wednesday, Oct.17-Thursday, Oct. 18 Times 7:30 p.m. Comedy Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater: The Golden Girls Atwater Crossing 3245 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles sockpuppetsitcomtheater.eventbrite.com If you were the kind of kid who grew up watching old sitcoms in syndication after school, this is the sock puppet series for you. Take a classic sitcom episode; add socks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and live musical performances and you have the making of a

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FESTIVALS

TUES • OCT 9

Concerts Maroon 5 Orpheum Theatre 824 S. Broadway, Los Angeles maroon5.com Adam Levine isn’t just a judge on “The Voice.” The four original members met at Brentwood School and have gone on to win a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2005 while their song, “Moves Like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera, is among the best-selling singles of all time. When Friday, Oct. 19 Time 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Art Beverly Hills Art Show - Affaire In The Gardens Beverly Gardens Park Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills beverlyhills.org/artshow Spanning four blocks, this event features more than 200 artists from around the United States that will showcase an upscale, yet affordable, array of paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. A great event for early holiday shoppers as well as art lovers, the Affaire In The Gardens offers visitors an assortment of one-of-a-kind art items perfect for gift giving. The event also features the artists’ award ceremony, in-booth artist demonstrations, special exhibits, wine and fine beer gardens and food. When Saturday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 21 Times 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Prices Free Art Fall Brewery Artwalk Brewery Art Association 2100 N. Main Street, Los Angeles breweryartwalk.com This twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex features more than 100 participating resident artists. You will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists at studio prices. When Saturday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 21 Times 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Prices Free Food Inland Empire Food Truck Fest Citizens Business Bank Arena 4000 Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario iefoodtruckfest.com More than 45 food trucks, plus live music, games, rides, contests and more. When Saturday, Oct. 20 Times 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Prices $8 advance, $10 at the gate MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Comedy Russell Brand Largo at the Coronet 366 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles russellbrand.tv Did you know that the controversial

Ventura Oysterfest San Buenaventura State Beach Park 901 San Pedro Street, Ventura vcoysterfest.com

Besides the food, which include oysters of course, there will be wine and beer, live music all day, games, a photo booth, cooking demos from three renowned chefs, a shuck and suck competition and a town hall forum on sustainable farming.

When Saturday, Oct. 13 Times 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Prices $20

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from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters. When Wednesday, Oct. 24-Sunday, Oct. 28 Prices Tix start @ $28

Theatre Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion Citizens Business Bank Arena 4000 Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario cirquedusoleil.com Thrilling more than eight million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The name Dralion is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon (representing the East) and the lion, (representing the West). Dralion derives much of its inspiration

Concerts Joss Stone The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles jossstone.com Her second album, Mind Body & Soul, debuted at number one in the U.K. (breaking the record for the youngest female ever to top the U.K. Albums Chart, a record previously held by Avril Lavigne). When Wednesday, Oct. 24 Time 7:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $30

comedian was named 2011’s Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA? When Monday, Oct. 22 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices $25

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FOOD: RESTAURANT REVIEW

The live sweet shrimp is served alive.

GET FRESH AND LIVELY AT SLOW FISH Nicki Spencer The drunken orange panda contains plum wine.

This sushi restaurant takes sushi to the next level with its delicious, creative and somewhat bizarre dishes. By Nicki Spencer

In Los Angeles, sushi has become so popular that it is practically a fast food business these days. Customers go in, get served within 20 minutes and leave. Obviously, it helps to be fast at preparing food when the food doesn’t have to be cooked, but in dishing out food at such a rapid rate, many sushi restaurants are forgetting the sanctity of a sit-down meal. However, at Slow Fish sushi the owners have deviated from the rushed sushi approach and placed more emphasis on individual flavors and the complete dining experience. Executive chef Sean An has made a menu that is different from other sushi restaurants. The menu is extremely diverse, incorporating ingredients from the land and the sea, cooked or raw. It includes some traditional sushi items, but also offers options that are healthier and more complex, such as the spicy ahi salad or the grilled shishito peppers with Korean spicy soy marinade. Another unique item on the Slow Fish menu that is used in multiple dishes is black rice. We all know about white rice and brown rice, but what is black rice? According to the Slow Fish menu, black rice is high in fiber and rich in iron and it has preventative powers against illnesses like cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease. Though the health value of it is very impressive, the best quality of black rice is the taste. Unlike brown or white rice, black rice actually has flavor. It has a nuttiness to it that adds more pizzazz to the dishes.

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Speaking of pizzazz, one of the dishes at Slow Fish is a sashimi plate including hamachi toro (yellowtail belly), New Zealand snapper (served with yuzu koso paste and sea salt) and live sweet shrimp. That’s right --the shrimp is alive. So alive that it’s head and little legs move and shake at the softest touch of a chopstick. This is not a dish for a picky eater. It’s not even a dish for a normal eater. It is only for those truly adventurous eaters out there who can handle staring at the moving head of a shrimp while eating its body. And for the truly adventurous eaters, Slow Fish will take the live head, deep fry it and serve it for you to enjoy, legs and all. Before chomping on shrimp legs, a nice way to start the meal at Slow Fish is with the spicy ahi salad, which includes spicy tuna, creamy yellowfin tuna, Fuji apples and mixed greens all drizzled with a tangy lime ponzu sauce. Though all of the dishes at Slow Fish look like miniature works of art, this salad is the most colorful dish on the menu. It’s so pretty you won’t want to dig your chopstick in and destroy the masterpiece. The dish is fresh, crisp and delicious, and the apples add a refreshing crunch. One of the tastiest items on the menu is the pink albacore special that includes fresh albacore from Fiji topped with kaiwari sprouts, scallion and mustard ponzu sauce. This albacore tastes so fresh and light, you will be amazed at how much of it you can eat. Slow Fish prides itself on having the freshest fish available

(though for most people the live shrimp might be a little too fresh), and they do not disappoint. But it’s not just the raw things on the menu that taste good. Slow Fish also has items like the lightly fried sweet jumbo scallops covered in an orange Miso sauce, which melt in your mouth. For the more traditional eaters, there are cooked fish items like the Miso cream seabass with shitake mushroom and garlic cream sauce. In this dish, the cream complements the mild and flaky fish and also seeps down onto the black rice. Not big on seafood? The slow beef tender ribs do not disappoint. They braise the beef for hours, making it unbelievably tender. When it is served, it looks as if they plated two large pieces of beef on the plate, but in actuality one of the two pieces is a block of black rice that provides a nice side for the flavorful meat. What better way to finish a delicious meal than with a drunken orange panda? At Slow Fish, they carve an orange into a panda bear and pour some plum wine over it for a cute and healthy dessert. It is the perfect way to finish a meal filled with fresh fish, delightful flavors and adventurous cuisine. Slow Fish is located at 5406 Wilshire Blvd in L.A. For more information, call 323-930-0170 or visit http://www.slowfishusa. com/Main/Welcome.html

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FASHION: L.A. FASHION WEEK

Project Ethos will combine fashion, music and art to showcase Spring 2013’s hottest collections during L.A. Fashion Week. BY ANN AU Now that October is finally here, it means the not-so-quiet Los Angeles Fashion Week is right around the corner. A lot of excited fashionistas have been anticipating this weeklong fashion extravaganza. Even though there are quite a few events going on, Project Ethos is definitely a highlight among them that you don’t want to miss. What exactly makes this fashion event unique and stand out from the bunch? Founder and CEO of Project Ethos Jason Peskin says, “We are the only event in the world that combines the industry and consumer, fashion, music and art! [It is] a forward-thinking, stimulating event for everyone involved.” The first Project Ethos event was held in 2005. Peskin says the reason behind the birth of Project Ethos “was to help a young designer with no connections, money or means to promote her clothing line.” He added, “It snowballed from there, and we just kept making it better.” Since then, this one-of-a-kind event has been on several missions. “[Our mission is] to propel our participants forward in their brands and careers,” says Peskin. Through participating in this quarterly event, these emerging designers will go on a wild ride that can speed up their brands and careers. In addition, the event is all-inclusive. Peskin states that everyone from retail buyers to showroom reps, stylists, media and consumers will be attending Project Ethos, and all of them will have the opportunity to take a glance at the future’s hottest fashion, music and art. Entering its seventh year, the event is stronger than ever and for the first time tonight, Project Ethos will merge with Downtown L.A. Artwalk (a free and self-guided public art phenomenon that aims to bring together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving downtown Los Angeles) to produce its very first L.A. Fashion Week. This showcase will combine the power of fashion, music and art at the premier special event venue

Raphael Maglonzo of Runway Icon

PROJECT ETHOS KICKS OFF L.A. FASHION WEEK

Project Ethos hosts many fashion events to showcase new and upcoming designers.

in Los Angeles – Exchange LA. On top of featuring Project Ethos’ signature runway showcase, there will also be a live performance, multiple DJs and a sprawling art experience in the downstairs gallery. When being asked about what kinds of entertainment and live performances will be provided at the event, Peskin says there will be three fashion shows from 10 different designers featuring Goorin Bros (hats), a live painting, art gallery, DJ sets and more. The fall show’s designer lineup includes Kitty Montgomery, Jose Galeana (Galeana Designs), Jennifer Krischer (Linden), Felicia Barth-Aasen (The Collective) and more. The third fashion show will feature Goorin Bros, where the iconic hat makers’ latest collection will be showcased. There will also be a “Synthesis” after party, complete with DJ sets, fashion shows, live performances and special guests to continue the L.A. Fashion Week celebration. In addition, there will also be an affluence of goodies to satisfy all the artistic fashionsitas’ desires out there. A dynamic combination of art will be displayed in the gallery downstairs throughout the entire night, and guests will have the honor to witness a live painting and a pop-up gallery with Tanina Jackson, Lise & James of NDPTH, Max Neutra, Mark Jacobs, James Rhodimer and Amy Baca López. Come out tonight to join in some fashionable fun and experience a rare and exclusive red carpet event. You will be amazed at how much more you will learn about the freshest and forthcoming fashion, music and art trends of the world by the end of the event. Project Ethos will take place on Oct. 11 at Exchange L.A.

Designers such as Skingraft showed off new work at L.A. Fashion Week in March 2012.

L.A. FASHION WEEK CALENDAR:

FASHION SHOWS YOU CAN ATTEND Watch models sashay down the runway wearing Spring 2013’s hottest looks and trends. L.A Fashion Week is an exciting time for all the fashionistas out there! However, a lot of events are only open to celebrities, buyers, media and stylists. But we’ve found two events open to the public that you don’t want to miss!

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1. Fashion Minga http://www.fashionminga.com/ Where: Exchange LA (618 S. Spring Street) When: Oct. 18. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. Who: Designers, including Cielo Rosso, Basically Me, Buddhaful, Miss Jumpin, VP and BRDLY Apparel. Performers, including DJ Rico Rox, NAMI, Spankie, Anita, Sara Silkin and DJ Jr. Costa. Why: If you want to be the hottest trendsetter, this energetic, trendy and picturesque fashion event is not to be missed! Known for its unique choreographies and colorful fashion, the show will present its audience a very enriching visual image, along with upbeat music to keep you in a cheery mood throughout the night. It will also be a great opportunity for you to meet your new fashion BFF who shares the same fashion tastes with you (he/she might happen to be sitting right next

BY ANN AU to you). In addition, Fashion Minga will be partnering with Susan G. Komen and L.A. County - help them in the fight to end breast cancer! 2. Style Fashion Week http://stylefashionweek.com Where: Vibiana (214 South Main Street) When: Oct. 19. Red Carpet/VIP Reception at 7:00 p.m.; Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Who: Previous fashion events have featured designers of a variety of brands, including Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Badgley Mischka, Cavalli, Oscar de La Renta, Sergio Rossi, French Connection, Charlie by Matthew Zink, Ina Soltani, Stop Staring, Future Heretics, Gypsy 05, Clarisonic, NYX, Juan Juan Salon, Leblon, Monster, Pinkberry, L’Oreal, Madame Tussauds and Cirque du Soleil. Why: The question should be why not? Not only will you treat your eyes to the latest avant-garde fashion, you may also spot your favorite celebrities, indulge in delicious food, enjoy the open bar, as well as the music and fun, while supporting The American Heart Association. Let this magical night make all your fashion (and party) desires come true!

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FALL BEAUTY LIST: BEAUTY ITEMS YOU’LL WANT TO HAVE THIS SEASON. Finally, a break from summer! Get ready for autumnal days with some Alima Pure has a collection of eye shadows perfect for the fall.

ORGANIC With serums all the rage, Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C Serum heads to the front of the pack. Combining antioxidants, as well as Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Root Powder, this powerful yet organic product does everything from correcting skin damage to maintaining collagen. Medicine Mama’s stupendous Bee Magic Wand works wonders on lips and face as a moisturizer and balm. This all natural, beauty Swiss army knife also heals cuts, burns and scrapes. A surprisingly hot ingredient for fall (apple) can be found in everything from serums to creams. EmerginC’s Protocell Bio-Active Stem Cell Combat Cream preserves skin’s youth and vitality without harsh chemicals – another way to incorporate an apple a day. PROBLEM SOLVING Who new women make up 40 percent of hair loss victims? Keranique’s unique anti-aging shampoo and conditioner help remove dirt and stimulates the scalp. Joico’s Smooth Care is no joke. After one shampoo and conditioning, my frizzy hair is noticeably smoother, even on a hot, humid day. I am converted.

great products. Extremely gentle yet effective, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser washes thoroughly, removing the day’s grime. Additionally, this product contains multiple ingredients to aid in softening your skin, rather than drying it, while you scrub. A hangover, or at least under-eye circles, can be easily masked with Bare Mineral’s Stroke of Light Eye Brightener. The four luminous shades suit all skin colors and turn a dark day easily into a bright one. DECORATION Alima Pure’s fall collection of eye shadows perfectly complement autumn’s richer mood. I recommend the purple-gray of “Thunder” to smoke out your eyes. Between good genes and veganism, Alicia Silverstone always has that glow. She also has a little help from the illuminator she developed with Juice Beauty’s Irresistible Glow Facial Highlighter. Lucky for us, she is willing to share. China Glaze Nail Lacquer lets you be fashionably up to the minute without spending a lot of money. The nearly-cobalt blue of Man Hunt makes a great duo with the silvery-gray Elephant Walk for a sophisticated mani-pedi. And the Call of the Wild and Unplugged are the perfect shade of oxblood, the “it” color for fall. The sheer joy of Physician’s Formula Happy Booster beams

By Angela Matano through the packaging. This combination blusher/bronzer comes in various shades, each dotted with hearts reminiscent of Hello Kitty. I dare you not to smile every time you use it. LUXURY The Mercedes-Benz of skincare, Dr. Hauschka’s products deliver. The Rose Day Cream sinks into the skin and plumps it up immediately and leaves a floral fragrance. Who doesn’t want porcelain doll skin? Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser promises and delivers a practically porefree visage. FACE Equally good at removing makeup and cleaning skin, BeeAlive’s Foaming Honey Cleanser is gentle, yet effective. With ingredients like geranium and lavender essential oils, aloe and tea extract, this product is free of synthetic preservatives. Tami Fender’s Epi-Peel transforms skin with one use. A combination of a scrub and a mask and chock full of good things, like Moroccan Rosemary and Far West Native Spearmint, this peel removes dead surface cells. An amazing toner that brightens skin after cleansing, Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant eliminates surface cells.

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