I thought this post was appropriate for this weekend, 1) because a lot of people I know are at Coachella right now, 2) I just bought my tickets to Outside Lands (TOM PETTY, YOU GUYS), and 3) I’m writing this from the garden of a bed & breakfast in Monterey, CA. I’ve been meaning toContinue reading “Peace & love from Monterey”
This past weekend I bought the Criterion Collection version of The Great Dictator, which, if you have not seen, I HIGHLY recommend. I think it might have just bumped out City Lights and become my favorite Charlie Chaplin movie. . . The Great Dictator is hilarious, thoughtful, clever, but above all, it’s a brave film.Continue reading “Hynkel, Garbitsch, and Herring”
I recently watched Midnight in Paris for a second time and decided that it was definitely one of my favorite Woody Allen movies to date. Besides the amusement of Owen Wilson basically channeling Woody Allen’s rambly and neurotic behavior, this movie pretty much speaks directly to my own obsessions. In the movie, Gil is obsessedContinue reading “What’s your Golden Age?”
Check out these old skool videos of LA in 1964! Also, Gidget is a pretty amusing show.
Firstly, Sam Tsui is amazing (yes, it is all the same guy…except the beat-boxing dude): And secondly, this website is full of hilarious nerdy history comics and I can’t stop reading them. No seriously, they are great (click to enlarge): Thanks to Lauren for showing me the website, and to my mom for telling meContinue reading “more great discoveries”
Been looking at this website…lots of great old pics from campus! This one is dated May 19, 1970: LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF PEACE–Throng of UCLA students in Royce Hall Quad as Los Angeles Philharmonic director Zubin Mehta, on podium at the lower right, conducts university’s music department in performance of peace music from Handel’sContinue reading “Old LA pics”