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Be Wicked Smart, Watch ‘Ray Donovan’

Ray Donovan just got a phone call and now he’s making a u-turn. You do not want Ray Donovan to make a u-turn. Oh man, look what you’ve done now. Shit will be dealt. With a steely eye, Southie accented protagonist like Ray Donovan, it almost fills the hole left behind by The Sopranos. Plus, […]

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Clocks & Clouds Create Beautiful Menace

Probably the first time I’ve seen the tags “violin” and “dubstep” in the same box but Clocks & Clouds manages to pull it off. Even though rock has been making these unholy alliances for a while with the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd, Queen, Clocks & Clouds makes you feel all the feelings, man. This three-piece […]

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Sugarfish – Marina Del Rey

I get it.  A sushi chef has spent years perfecting his craft and brings his skills and fine palate to SoCal. What I don’t get is how that can be sustained throughout all of the many locations. And for me, it wasn’t. Went for lunch one weekday afternoon. I got the snobbiness to a certain […]

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Patrick’s Roadhouse – PCH

My husband wrapped work early and he suggested that we go to Patrick’s Roadhouse. It’s a beautiful day on the West Side. Kind of chilly, the waves kicking up and brilliantly royal blue. Perfect time to hit up a place we’ve always whizzed by but never stopped. Patrick’s Roadhouse is a gem. It’s got a […]

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The Haunting of the Rite Aid

by Lisa Waugh Scene 1: Lonny could not sleep. Ever since his wife took off for Biloxi on an all-girls gambling trip, he was restless. He mowed the lawn. Fixed some shit around the house. Cleaned out the bad part of the garage. Lonny did all of the crap his wife had wanted him to […]

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Why Uncle Lee Stole That Car

This set of letters is about my father’s large impoverished family and what drove my Uncle Lee, the oldest of 16 kids, to commit a crime. But first, you need to know a little bit about what led him there. I interviewed his ghost and he’s what he told me. My Uncle Lee was a […]

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‘The Leftovers’ Microwaved for HBO

by Lisa Waugh I was so frustrated by the randomness of HBO’s new series The Leftovers that I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it on a long road trip. I was even more frustrated as I listened to the dead ends of the book’s storylines. A mundane drip drip of the dazed and confused, […]

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