New Orleans Night 1: We stepped into the night, into a sort of balminess I’ve never experienced. I’ve experienced hot, I’ve experienced humid. This was neither. This was balmy, which maybe I thought I had some sort of an idea of, but had I ever thought that in the past I would have been wrong.Continue reading “New Orleans Night 1: The Arrival + Foraging For Food”
Author Archives: Angel Melanson
District Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
District is the sort of coffee house I’ve always wanted to work in. Greeted by a “what’s up, ya’all!” The baristas are having fun, the music is upbeat (think Def Leppard and Bon Jovi), the decor is a cool rustic/industrial style and when a regular walks in the vibe is more like you’re hanging outContinue reading “District Donuts. Sliders. Brew.”
Arrival: More Than Standard Sci-Fi Fare
It’s most likely not what you think it is. If you like Sc-Fi, watch it. If you don’t like Sci-Fi and are traditionally put off by it, watch it. Non-specific spoilers ahead, but spoilers nonetheless. You’ve been warned.
TWD: Why Jadis Would Never Let Me Join The Garbage Pail Kids Gang
I like to think I’d look like a badass in the zombie apocalypse. Toting around my crossbow and machete and clad mostly in black fitted clothes consisting of leather and various other textures. The boots would definitely have to be leather. Maybe I would start off that way. But as the months, and maybe years,Continue reading “TWD: Why Jadis Would Never Let Me Join The Garbage Pail Kids Gang”
When We Were Young (Uhh I Still Am, Ya’ Bastards) Inaugural Fest
Coachella who? This is not a joke. This is not a drill. This shit is going down for real. I honestly thought it was a fake bill, only because this is pretty much the closest to my teenage wet dream lineup as I’ve ever seen.
Life, Animated: Owen the Hero, Going the Distance
“Life, Animated” follows Owen Suskind and his family as they navigate their way through life and autism. With no real communication, the family discovered Owen’s love of classic Disney films was the key to unlocking his entire world. The film is inspiring, uplifting and relatable. Owen’s coming of age touches upon milestones we’ve all grappledContinue reading “Life, Animated: Owen the Hero, Going the Distance”
Long Beach’s New SteelCraft + Communal Table Alchemy
There’s this really cool trend taking place of shared communal spaces. Grand Central Market is nothing new but it’s undergone a sort of revamping swept up in the downtown renaissance/gentrification (whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing, it is unarguably a thing). The Anaheim Packing District is a newer polished streamlined versionContinue reading “Long Beach’s New SteelCraft + Communal Table Alchemy”
2017 Oscar Noms and Where to Watch Them
Each year I try to make my way through as many of the Oscar nominated films as possible. While most are easy to track down (all the nominees for Best Picture are still in theaters, for example) some of the smaller films can be a bit harder to find. Here’s a (nearly) complete list ofContinue reading “2017 Oscar Noms and Where to Watch Them”
Schwiiiing! Wayne’s World + Hockey Goodness Coming to LA for ONE WEEKEND ONLY
Party on, NHL and Wayne’s World fans. The iconic Stan Mikita’s Donuts from the “Wayne’s World” films is coming to LA as Stan Mikita’s All-Star Cafe presented by Honda. The cafe popup is open to the public and running for this weekend only (January 27-29) as part of the NHL All-Star weekend.
Oscars 2016: LaLa Land + Hollywood is Shifting
Official Oscar nominations are out. No surprise, “LaLa Land” tops the list with 14 nominations, making it a three way tie (“All About Eve”, “Titanic”) for the most Academy Award nominations in history. The list also shows the face of Hollywood is changing. Filmmakers are telling more diverse stories with a more diverse cast ofContinue reading “Oscars 2016: LaLa Land + Hollywood is Shifting”