| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Those who peruse online music sites have perhaps been bombarded of late with exclamatory ads regarding a month-long series of events dubbed Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA. A music-centered set of cultural happenings sponsored by your 2 a.m....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The good-vibing '60s are slip-sliding away in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," and along with them a certain idea of pre-Vietnam, pre-Manson California life -- of boho beach towns and uncommodified counterculture soon to be washed away by a tsunami...
| Oct 3, 2014
The Dudes Abide by Alex Belth, 90-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Single
Pour yourself a white Russian and read about Alex Belth's days as a personal assistant on "The Big Lebowski" in his Kindle Single, "The Dudes Abide." Joel and Ethan Coen hired young...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Most of Allentown's attention over the weekend was on the opening of the PPL Center, with Friday's concert by a legendary pop music group and Saturday's Community Open House, mainly for those with season tickets to the Lehigh Valley's first-ever...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:29 PM
When "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998, it was a flop. Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen were coming off "Fargo," their Oscar-winning hit, and "Lebowski" seemed to please no one, neither critics nor mainstream audiences.
But then about six...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Despite "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and other bubbly BFF pairings, the number of female-centric comedies that use friendship as an excuse to wallow in childish regression still lags far behind the countless "bromances" guilty of same....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Midchella madness was in full swing Wednesday night as Treats magazine simultaneously celebrated cover subject Dylan Penn (who wasn't actually there) and the completion of Jim Goldstein's long-gestating (and not yet actually finished) nightclub on a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Jeff Bridges, forever the Dude to many people, is scheduled to perform at this year's Lebowski Fest L.A.
Bridges and his country-rock band, the Abiders, will play before a screening of the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" on April 25 at...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:11 AM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a crazy roller-coaster ride of a movie with the promise of future cult status.
The story masquerades as a parody of Eastern European culture and manners between the two world wars. But Wes Anderson's mile-a-minute plot...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dinner and a movie.
Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...