Images of 1969 Los Angeles Capture a Mythical Moment in HistoryNo other American city was so utterly remade by the 1960s as Los Angeles.Famously cavalier about torpedoing its past to make way for a fuzzily conceived future, L.A. was the perfect conquest for thousands of rampaging baby boomers wresting the cultural agenda through sheer preemption.…
Nothing Cheezy Loves Pizza and Hates Lame Corporate Selfie Pop-UpsNothing Cheezy is not the Museum of Pizza. While the new installation at Think Tank Gallery does offer pizza-inspired environments to explore and photograph, it eschews the sweet, pink Museum of Ice Cream look in favor of DIY art and greasy 1990s teenage dirtbag vibes.Rooms in…
Level Up, the Upside Down, and MoreWith lines that a stretch for blocks, Comic-Con’s flashy, brand sponsored nighttime parties are starting to give Hall H a run for its money.The after-hours fun kicked off Wednesday with Level Up: The Pop Insider’s Con Kick-Off Party. While some attendees were camping out for must-see Thursday panels, lots…
Top Gun, Terminator, and Other Nostalgia BombsComic-Con fans hungry for sneak peeks of original movies were left wanting this year. Marvel released its “Phase 4” lineup but precious little footage of May 2020’s Black Widow; DC skipped the festivities entirely. The long-awaited full trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was also…
VidCon Is Turning 10, but Not Without Some Growing PainsIt’s a few days before the tenth annual VidCon‘s July 10 kickoff in Orange County, and Hank Green, cofounder of the massive event, has a lot on his plate. Besides media interviews (I’m his fourth call of the day), he’s working with his brother John, the…
Amber Kohaku Chan Turned Cosplay into a LifestyleWearing golden armor, a white hood, and a black shroud completely covering her face, Amber Kohaku Chan wends her way around the crowded convention floor at L.A.’s Anime Expo with aplomb. Her costume, a stunningly detailed take on Auriel from the Diablo video game franchise, gives the illusion…
In Living Color Oral History Reveals Details of the Show We Never KnewThe rubber-faced, two-time Golden Globe Best Actor winner Jim Carrey first achieved water cooler notoriety in 1990, on the then-new Fox network’s In Living Color. When his lipless, burn-victim safety inspector Fire Marshall Bill debuted, the character launched the catchphrase “Lemme show you…
Jordyn Woods Announces New Fashion Line As 'KUWTK' Airs ScandalWell, well, well. If we thought we’d finished hearing about the Khloé Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, and Jordyn Woods love triangle drama–we were wrong. After all, the devil works hard but the Kardashians (and apparently, anyone associated with them) work harder.In case you missed it a couple…
Finn Wolfhard of 'Stranger Things' Tells Us What Actually Scares HimWith starring roles in Netflix’s Stranger Things—which returns for a third season this month—and the film franchise It (part two of which arrives this fall), Finn Wolfhard has become one of the most beloved actors in modern horror. And no one’s more surprised about that…
Domincan Republic Tourist Deaths Can't Keep Steve Harvey AwaySteve Harvey is forging ahead with a five-day music and comedy festival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, despite the mysterious deaths of two American tourists there—along with at least six other unexplained deaths of U.S. tourists in the country over…
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