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Hollywood Hills

  • Culture

    August 14, 2014
  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: The Ultimate Review

    Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the academy really, really like it?

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    The Hot-Yoga Wars

    Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Goodfellas, Titanic 3D

    Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas. My first reaction to the news, which trickled through the intertubes in the last year or so, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel More Influential as a "Chef" Than Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

    Suck my wig, serious female chefs everywhere!​Michael Symon is a chef, a restaurant owner and a contributor to magazines like Gourmet and Saveur; in 2009, he won a James Beard award. Michael Ruhlman once credited Symon with saving the entire Cleveland restaurant scene. Giada De Laurentiis, wh ... More >>

  • Film

    March 25, 2010

    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    Noah Baumbach goes west for his latest self-obsessed, unlikable protagonist in Greenberg.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Not So Fab: Five Songs You Won't Find on The Beatles: Rock Band

    ​Sorry, Joe Strummer, but "phony Beatlemania" hasn't bitten the dust yet, not with the release of both the remastered Beatles catalogue and The Beatles: Rock Band this week. Rocks Off knows this all to well, having flung down the gauntlet of challenge to all those who would test their video-game c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Long Live Country Dick Montana and the Beat Farmers

    When LOM returned to Houston from India in 1987, former Chronicle music critic Marty Racine became near-religious reading for me. I couldn't wait for his Thursday "Critic's Picks" column so I could plan my musical weekend. I learned about all kinds of below-the-radar bands from Racine: Mojo Nixon, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Seven Results

    And then there were five. Not the quite the five we expected, either: both Lil Rounds' reign of ineptness and Anoop "Ralph Lauren" Desai's bob-weave hit-or-miss streak have come to an end, cut short by American Idol voters. Justin Timberlake clone Matt Giraud apparently has the kind of luck usually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    I Have a Problem With The Hills. Like a Drug Problem.

    Photo courtesy of VlastulaSeriously.  Why do I torture myself?  Why do I find myself creating an appointment television relationship with MTV's reality show, The Hills?  And by reality I mean as real as Heidi Montag's tits.  Frankly, I think it's pretty much basically sick to ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2007
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Nancy Drew

    Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Thank Hell for Little Girls

    Hard Candy turns the tables on an online pedophile

  • Music

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Paradise Found

    Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By the Way (Warner Bros.)

  • Film

    June 21, 2001

    Deep Inside the Actors' Studio

    A lack of perspective crashes this Anniversary Party in the Hollywood Hills

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Lynch Mob Returns?

    Former fans uncertain of the new direction for a dynamic director

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    L.A. Pass

    The Hollywood of Hurlyburly has moved on to better places

  • Film

    February 27, 1997

    Bumpy Ride

    David Lynch barrels down the Lost Highway and crashes into twisted brilliance

  • Music

    January 23, 1997

    All for One?

    The boys in the band want you to know Counting Crows is more than its lead singer

  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Decay Becomes Him

    Ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante sleepwalks through a rock and roll nightmare

  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Splendid Isolation

    For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Battle Scars

    Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past

  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Come to Her Window

    From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising

  • Music

    January 20, 1994

    Fat Chance

    Call it integrity or call it stubbornness, but the Joint Chiefs won't slim down their bursting-at-the-seams jazz/grunge/funk act

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