Time to get away

While we’re lucky enough to live in such a beautiful tourist destination as San Diego, sometimes a slight change of pace is needed. Thankfully, there are multiple hot spots that are perfect for a three-day weekend getaway within a short drive or flight from San Diego. If big cities top your list of must-sees, check [...]

Driving Rose Trellis

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson Rose Trellis is one of the most creative, talented and outrageously funny people I know; imagine if Jim Henson and Phyllis Diller’s love child ran off and joined [...]

Time to celebrate the Irish in all of us

As unofficial national holidays go, St. Patrick’s Day holds a unique position on the Western calendar. It’s one of the oldest celebrations our country has known, aside from Christmas and Independence Day, and it’s one of the few days of the year that Americans allow themselves to get blindingly drunk in so public a fashion. [...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

dvd of the week The third film in the dystopian sci-fi series about income inequality, political cynicism and young people turned into killers against their will, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, is based on one half of the third novel of Suzanne Clark’s trilogy. The second and final part will be released next [...]

RuPaul’s Drag Race

dvr this Logo, Mondays, 9 p.m. It actually doesn’t matter when Logo airs Drag Race because it gets repeated constantly, but new episodes arrive on Mondays. In case you’ve been living in a hole, the show is American Idol crossed with Project Runway, but for drag queens. These queens have acting challenges, costume challenges, photo-shoot [...]

Dishes filled with a babushka’s love

I invited my good friend Kittylips to join me for dinner one recent Saturday night. “Sure,” he said. “What’s the cuisine?” “Russian,” I replied. “I’m in no hurry,” he replied. Ugh. Pomegranate restaurant in University Heights serves authentic Georgian and Russian dishes. The walls of the high ceilinged dining rooms are covered with graffiti and [...]

A wonderfully acted romantic comedy

Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus

I heard someone on the radio refer to Focus as “that Will Smith movie the studio is dumping in February.” I was surprised partly because Will Smith movies, even atrocious ones, don’t ever get dumped during the late summer or early winter dump zones, and partly because Focus is written and directed by John Requa [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, march 5 Love, Loss, and What I Wore Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside [...]

Sir Ivan releases new single and makes $100,000 donation in support of anti-bullying efforts (VIDEO)

Sir Ivan

NEW YORK – Pop recording artist and philanthropist Sir Ivan has released a new single titled “Kiss All the Bullies Goodbye” in support of his anti-bullying campaign with The Peaceman Foundation. The track was produced by Paul Oakenfold, and features vocals by chart-topping singer Taylor Dayne and lyrics that condemn bullying and encourage people to be [...]

George Takei gives Alabama ‘the wedding finger’

George Takei Instagram

“Star Trek” icon George Takei is weighing into the battle for marriage equality in Alabama by launching a social media protest against the state’s halt on same-sex marriage. The Huffington Post reported that the LGBT rights activist shared a photo of himself with his husband, Brad Takei, on Instagram and Twitter calling for his followers [...]

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