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Leaving the command of the USS Enterprise and promptly dying: The Jeffrey Hunter story

There’s important stuff that I should be writing about tonight, stuff that I know would earn a lot of “likes” on social media and give rise to some good, meaningful conversation, but, since re-watching the first few episodes of Start Trek the other night with the kids, I’ve gone down a bit of a rabbit […]

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John Doe: On the origins of X, what the history books get wrong about the LA punk scene, and the fucked up state of our world

I had the opportunity a few days ago to speak briefly with John Doe of the legendary Los Angeles punk band X. Doe, along with his bandmates Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake, after making their way thorugh Chicago in early September, will be playing two dates in Michingan… September 6 at The Magic Bag […]

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Christopher Guest’s Death Wish

This evening, while researching something completely unrelated, I discovered an interesting little fact about filmmaker Christopher Guest that I wanted to share. A decade before starring in This Is Spinal Tap, and setting in motion a chain of events that would make him the mockumentary auteur he is today, he starred opposite Charles Bronson in […]

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What should I do in Toronto?

I need some advice. Later this spring, I’ll be heading to Toronto with the family, and, as I’ve never been there before, and as don’t generally associate with Canadians, I’m not sure what I should do when I’m there. Or, to be more specific, I’m not sure what I should do, once I’ve scoured the […]

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Sidetrack goes Hollywood

Looks like Hilary Swank and company will be shooting at the Sidetrack on Tuesday and Wednesday. Apparently, in the film, Swank’s character, Betty Anne Waters, puts herself through Law school by working at a bar called Adens Pub. So, for a few days, the Sidetrack will be Adens Pub, and the delightfully assed Ms. Swank […]

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