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SPORTS
04 L.A. Dodgers Mid-Season Re-cap
MUSIC
05 Chanel West Coast:
From TV Star to Rap Star
06 Jay Sean’s Neon Album
Coming Soon
FILM
07 DVD Dish
08 Michael Cera & Gaby Hoffmann Discuss Crystal Fairy
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20 Who Boasts the Best Beach:
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SPORTS: BASEBALL
Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT
THE DODGERS’ SO-SO SEASON:
WHY THEY FAILED THE FIRST HALF
The L.A. Dodgers have been off to a rocky start
despite having the potential to be on top.
BY ANTIONE BOWMAN
When a group that included Peter Gruber, Stan
Kasten, Guggenheim Partners and Magic Johnson
won the bid to purchase the L.A. Dodgers from troubled owner
Frank McCourt, it seemed like all the problems the franchise
faced over the last few years would fly out the door. After all, that
disappointing era saw only three playoff berths that all ended
the same way: a loss.
However, that is the past, and this is a new team with new
issues. And while the boys in blue have struggled, limped and
in some cases clawed their way to a mediocre 39-43 record, the
unfamiliarity of the situation and team for many of the players,
coaches and executives is not an excuse for their so-far awful
season.
By looking at the Dodgers’ timeline over the past couple of
years, we can see how the team has been in a state of flux.
First, the McCourt divorce saw hundreds of millions
of dollars being tossed around, which led to Frank McCourt
and the Dodgers filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy even after
commissioner Bud Selig assigned Tom Schieffer to oversee
the Dodgers’ finances. After all of these events and others, the
Dodgers as a franchise were finally able to separate from the
“drama” when the team and the Chavez Ravine were sold to
their current owners.
Then, the Dodgers began to spend money. They made huge
trades for Hanley Ramirez in July 2012, Adrian Gonzalez and
Carl Crawford (among others) in August. The team finished the
season 10 games over .500 but missed the playoffs. The Dodgers
then made one of the biggest signings of the off-season when
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they secured Zack Greinke for six years.
These results are understandable given the unrest in both
the front office and the lineup. But coming into this season, the
Dodgers had a full training camp together and ample time to
figure the chemistry out. Sure, they’ve been riddled by injuries
at times—including losing Chad Billingsley in April for the rest
of the season for Tommy John surgery—but every team goes
through this, and Clayton Kershaw and Greinke (a couple of
former Cy Young award winners) should’ve been enough to
keep the Dodgers winning.
Consider the highlights of the Dodger season thus far: the
emergence of the rookie Yasiel Puig as a legitimate threat in a
lineup that was already filled with all-stars, a bench-clearing
brawl against the Padres in early April and another, much uglier,
brawl against the Diamondbacks in early June. It’s easy to see
that L.A. has had a tough go at it at times, but their real problems
(besides all the injuries and inconsistency off the field) is a lack
of chemistry.
When Johnson and all his co-owners started throwing
money at the roster, they either ignored chemistry as an issue
altogether or hoped that their manager, Don Mattingly, would
be able to patch up that end. After all, their job is to manage the
franchise and Mattingly is supposed to produce wins with the
pieces on the field, right? But what happens when the pieces he’s
handed don’t fit well together? Putting the bad puzzle metaphors
aside, it’s obvious that the team is filled with great players that
are simply underperforming. Take Matt Kemp, for example.
In the 2011 season, he had career highs in runs, hits, RBI,
homeruns, and he almost won the National League’s most
valuable player. In 2012, he regressed due to injuries. This year,
in 52 games—the exact same amount he played in his rookie
season —he has resembled his rookie self. In 41 at bats he has
seven less runs and a lower OPS. To be fair, most of his stats
are slightly higher, but Kemp isn’t a rookie anymore. When the
best player on a team isn’t playing the way he should, that’s
not a good sign. With the players the Dodgers have, this team
should have more than 333 runs, which is good for 27th in the
majors.
An interesting contrast to the way the Dodgers have been
spending and playing is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals
haven’t had nearly as much upturn as the Dodgers in recent
years, but the team did lose one of this generation’s best hitters,
Albert Pujols, to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (who are
also struggling this season) in December 2011. The signing has
left Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright and Carlos Beltran as the
biggest names on the roster this season. These are formidable
players in their own right, but the Dodgers theoretically have
more quality starters. St. Louis is tied for the best record in the
majors, and LA is the team sub .500.
McCourt is out. Bankruptcy is out. All the changes have
been made, and all that remains is a team full of talent that
has yet to show up in Los Angeles. Blame can be handed down
to anyone in the franchise—the manager, upper management,
any player on the roster—but the entire team deserves it. The
St. Louis Cardinals have overcome adversity, so what’s stopping
the Dodgers from doing the same?
Film | Music | Culture
MUSIC: FEATURE
CHANEL WEST COAST: NOT YOUR AVERAGE BLONDE
The lyricist is
looking to take
her rap game to
new heights.
Chanel West Coast is going from TV star to rap star.
Chanel West Coast, popularly known for her roles on Rob
Dyrdek’s “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness,” is moving past
her reality TV days and pursuing rap full time. To get the ball rolling, she signed with Lil Wayne’s label
Young Money Entertainment and released her debut music
video for “I Love Money.” Not a bad way to start, right?
The gorgeous, petite blonde’s rap career officially began
when she was 12. It started to take off in 2009 when she got a
great opportunity to become a regular face of MTV. “A lot of
people don’t know that music has been in my life since I was 2.
They just know me from TV, but Rob [Dyrdek] actually found
me for my rapping,” she said.
Since joining MTV, Chanel has collaborated with female
artists Tiffanie Anderson (Girlicious) and Somaya Reece on
various singles and signed with Polow da Don’s label. She finally
joined Young Money in early May.
Although grateful for her time on TV, Chanel’s ready
to show the world that behind her pretty face and charming
personality, there lie musical roots that extend a lot further than
people realize. The child of a heavy metal rock chick from Los Angeles
and a DJ from New York, Chanel is certainly unique. She strives
to capture rap and hip-hop’s modern style while mixing in the
poetic essence of her biggest influence: late 90s rap legend Tupac
Shakur. When she releases her first mix tape Now You Know early
this summer, we will find out if Chanel West Coast is for real. To make her new mix tape official, Young Money pulled out
all the stops for the Chanel West Coast #NowYouKnow release
party earlier in June. The house reeked Young Money attitude
as guests were greeted by a long laser-lit staircase, leading into a
towering white house decked out in all white leather and black
marble. The words on one man’s sweater captured the party’s
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nature best: “Sex, Drugs and Rap.” The term only seemed fitting
as attractive people mixed amongst a haze of rap, alcohol and
marijuana.
If her skills on the tracks don’t impress you, Chanel’s
wardrobe is sure to dazzle. The 24-year-old is able pull off an
array of looks, as she’s been seen in music videos and photo
shoots dressed in red-carpet glamour and vintage chic. Chanel’s
style was on point at her release party. She rocked a black leather
dress in which the upper half radiated in vibrant sequences,
mimicking the pattern of Wonder Woman’s top. To finish off her
outfit, platinum heel-less wedges were strapped to her feet and
an all-black leather Chanel hat sat backwards atop her dome.
Although she might be little in size, Chanel’s sweet yet serious
swagger commanded the room’s attention.
I was able to capture a few moments with Chanel before
she took the stage for all her guests. I sought to find out the story
behind the sexy smile, what exactly the world is about to know.
In the effort to make her name as a rapper, Chanel wants
her album to reflect “[her] story of the life [she] grew,” one of
having less and wanting more. She makes that message clear in
her single “I Love Money.” She told reporters, “I’ve always loved
money simply because I’ve never had it. It’s a very relatable story
that will help fans connect.”
Heartedly, she recalled back to some of her childhood
moneymaking schemes.
“I used to have yard sales on my front lawn and sell my
toys,” said Chanel. “I was actually suspended in 3rd grade for
selling pencils on the playground. I’d buy a big pack at the store
and sell them to kids for a dollar.” As the room laughed on,
Chanel politely grinned, then chuckled out, “I’m just out here
hustling.” Although she wants her music to be fun, cunning and
provocative, she doesn’t wish to only entertain – she wants
to inspire as well. Chanel hopes she can provide something
“for little girls to look up to” and believes that “if you have
a dream, little girls will want to be you and in turn, dream
themselves.”
Rapping is her passion, but Chanel doesn’t see it being her
only musical outlet. Once she can establish herself on the 1s and
2s, she looks to try her talents in other genres.
“After rap I’d like to move in a more pop, bluesy rock
direction. I feel my deeper voice suits me well for that. I admire
the transition Pink has made during her career,” she said.
In the meantime, her plate’s full as she is set to tour with Lil
Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz and the rest of Young Money this summer.
“I’m really excited, but really nervous. It could get crazy,”
she said.
However, Chanel’s summer doesn’t stop there. She said
that once her album officially drops, “the next album is coming
quicker than the first.”
“I’ve got so much music in the bank already,” she said.
With the proper guidance, Chanel could become a star in
the music industry and maybe even fashion (she’s planning to
launch her own line in the future). The rapper knows when to
play it cool or sweep you off your feet. She’s also not afraid to
tell you that if she could have dinner with one musician, alive or
dead, it would be Bob Marley.
“I picture us getting really high before and having the
craziest munchies,” said Chanel.
Clearly, rapper swag is something she’s not lacking. If she
can replicate that in her music, Chanel West Coast could be
scary good.
For more information on Chanel, follow her at @chanelwestcoast.
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MUSIC: INTERVIEW
JAY SEAN IS READY
TO RE-ENTER OUR
HEARTS WITH NEON
The singer-songwriter
tells us about his new
upcoming album.
BY SYDNEY CHAMPION
Jay Sean’s Neon album features smooth
ballads and catchy pop songs.
Courtesy of 42 West
Jay Sean first stole our hearts with his debut single
“Down” in 2009 and with his hot track “Do You Remember,”
which soon followed. Since then, he might have slipped off our
radars a bit. However, that will all change once he releases his
fourth studio album, Neon, on July 30.
“I’m actually going back to my past; I’m going back to my
roots, back to the more soulful sound I first came out with,”
said Jay Sean about his new album in an interview with Campus
Circle.
On Neon, the British singer said we should expect some of
that same soulful, R&B sound but also up-tempo, pop beats we
can dance and smile to.
Take Neon’s newest single, “Mars” featuring Rick Ross, for
example. The track has a slow, sensual beat, and as Jay Sean
seductively croons, “I’m so high/I’m wasted, I don’t wanna
come down/Let me take you to Mars, girl/We’ll make love on a
star, girl,” you desperately wish he could serenade you in person.
Meanwhile, his single “Where You Are” is a light, feel-good track
that makes you fondly think about your current summer love
(or fling).
Find out what else Jay Sean has in store on his album and
what he had to say about the songwriting process.
sounding conceited, [the album] has got to be my sound…
it can’t be an album that sounds like a Frank Ocean album or
whatever…that’s why when we had to write this album, we had
to make sure that we didn’t cater it towards anyone or any sound
in particular. It has to feel very much like me, and that was what
the most beautiful thing about it was. That’s why the album is so
adhesive. It just sounds like one piece of work, a body of work.
Campus Circle: When you were coming up with songs and the
concept for Neon, what challenges did you face?
Jay Sean: When we [he and his writing camp] are sitting there
writing this album, we try not to listen. I told them, “I don’t want
any of you guys to listen to the radio right now. I don’t want you
guys to be listening to any other artist right now,” because, to be
honest, what ends up happening is you get people influenced by
this stuff. We had to block everyone and everything out. Without
CC: Tell us about Neon’s first single “Where You Are,” which
came out this past February. Is it dedicated to a special girl?
JS: (laughs) It’s not really dedicated to anyone in particular.
It was one of the most challenging songs to write. The reason
why I say that is because as we were making the album, I was
very aware of the fact that I wanted…my fans and listeners to
feel optimistic; I wanted them to smile. I wanted them to cry. I
wanted them to reminisce. I wanted them to fall in love – all of
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CC: Why name the album Neon? Where did that title come
from?
JS: “Neon” [the track] was just staring in my face. It was the
name of one of the songs, and I still think it might be one of the
best songs I’ve ever written (in my opinion).
CC: So “Neon” is your favorite track off the album?
JS: Yeah, “Neon” is definitely one of them, without a doubt. It’s
a beautiful song. Lyrically, it’s ambiguous. It could be a love
song, it could be a introspective song, it could be a song filled
with hope, it could be a song that ends up being someone’s
soundtrack to their life…it’s one of those really interesting songs
that turns out being ambiguous. I’m proud of the fact that we
managed to accomplish that.
these different emotions. I wanted them to get up and dance,
whatever it was! I wanted to give my listeners that feeling of
being able to go through all of the emotions.
But this particular song was missing. I was like, “You know
what guys, we’re missing that one song that the minute the hook
comes in, you cannot help but smile – you just have to smile and
sing along…”
At the same time, I didn’t want it to feel corny; it’s really
easy to write corny songs like that, that can make you smile and
lift your spirits. Those kinds of songs, I wanted to stay away from.
How do I make something that is still a little bit grown-up but
still have a youthful feeling to it and something that just makes
you feel good and makes you smile? That’s what the challenge
was. I knew that partly it comes from being a romantic, and I
am a romantic – that’s who I am. I knew that part would be the
challenging part of the song, but how do we make them smile
without being corny? It’s very difficult to write a happy love song
without it being a cheesy, corny love song.
CC: Where did your inspiration for Neon come from?
JS: To be honest, in the end it became very easy. I said, “You
know what? I’m going to do this album for my fans.” It’s my
fourth album, my tenth year as an artist…I didn’t want to
make anything based off radio, using any sort of trend in music
because I felt like three years from now, it’s going to sound
outdated. I didn’t want to do that. I concentrated on literally
just making great and beautiful songs that weren’t based on any
gimmicks or anything like that. And that’s what this album is.
Make sure you grab Jay Sean’s upcoming album Neon, which
releases on July 30.
Film | Music | Culture
FILM
DISH
Spring Breakers, The Host & Admission
Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley
Benson get wild with James
Franco in Spring Breakers.
BY JEREMY ROSS
The Majors: Lifelong graduate student, James Franco, takes
on a seedier side of the college experience in Spring Breakers.
The film affords Franco and High School Musical star Vanessa
Hudgens a chance to play against type, and while it may be the
trashiest film of either’s career, the movie is a more mainstream
work than anyone would think possible from director Harmony
Korine (Kids, Gummo). Spring Breakers is slight, but playing a
drug dealer with cornrows gives Franco a much-needed chance
to shake the self-serious reputation he has developed over the
years.
Saiorse Ronan stars in The Host, directed by Andrew Niccol
from a book by Stephenie Meyer, the author behind the Twilight
series. Since her Oscar-nominated performance in Atonement,
Ronan has proven herself the most talented child actor since
Jodie Foster, but a simplistic teen drama like this hardly requires
a performer like Ronan when someone like Kristen Stewart is
all that is required. The film is exactly what one should expect
from the writer of Twilight, featuring a blank slate as a heroine,
attractive but personality-free young suitors (including Max
Irons, the son of Jeremy), and a fantasy storyline that ties them
together, this time involving aliens instead of vampires.
Tina Fey continues a streak of harmless but disposable
comedies with Admission, this time co-starring Paul Rudd. Fey
plays a successful professional whose personal life is in shambles
(a role that she perfected over her six years on 30 Rock) as a
college admissions counselor who attempts to bend the rules to
get an unconventional student accepted at Princeton. Admission
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has more than enough material to satirize the insanity of the Ivy
League admissions process, but it’s really the same story of any
number of romantic comedies, set at Princeton.
Stranger Than Fiction: For nearly fifty years, British
television has produced documentaries about a group of Brits,
starting at age seven and producing new documentaries every
seven years. The last several of these installments premiered
as feature films in the United States. 56 Up, produced by
Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist, Coal Miner’s Daughter) is
the latest installment of the series, and has been released as
part of a boxed set with the earlier editions. Like the previous
installments, 56 Up is a fascinating portrayal of how people’s
lives change over the years, and the series gives an interesting
template for the reality television genre that it spawned. The
7-year-old kids filmed in the first installment are now well into
middle age, and now more than ever they realize how they
can exploit the notoriety that comes from a starring role in a
documentary.
Nominated for the Best Documentary Film Oscar, The
Gatekeepers features six different heads of the Israeli security
force discussing their work with the agency, and giving candid
assessments of their successes and failures protecting Israel
against terrorism. Given America’s recent debate concerning
the government’s national security measures, The Gatekeepers
is a fascinating look at the compromises a nation makes to
keep its people safe.
The Idiot Box: Glenn Close and Rose Byrne face off for the
last time in the final season of Damages. The series once again
takes a thinly-veiled spin on recent events, this time with Ryan
Phillippe as an online activist clearly based on Julian Assange,
but the real pleasure of the series, as always, is Close’s turn as
the world’s most wicked attorney.
Orphan Black, a surprise critical hit in the United States
from BBC America, features Tatiana Maslany in one of the
most acclaimed television performances of the year. The show
may not appeal to Anglophiles who made Downton Abbey a
cultural phenomenon in America, but the multiple roles for
Maslany provide a great showcase for the actress.
Blu Notes: The classic Mel Brooks comedy The Producers
gets the Blu-Ray treatment, featuring a documentary about
the making of the film plus a retrospective on its director’s
career. Even after forty-five years, The Producers is still one
of the most audacious comedies ever made, and even if some
of the late sixties material seems a bit stale, the performance
of “Springtime for Hitler” is one of the funniest scenes ever
committed to film. Brooks himself gave the most accurate
review of the film when he proudly proclaimed, in response
to charges that the film was vulgar, that the film “rose below
vulgarity.” While Brooks may be known for his lowbrow jokes,
The Producers is astonishing for its range of humor, veering
from fat jokes to referencing Dostoyevsky within a single
scene.
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FILM: FEATURE
Crystal Fairy is based on the director’s experience in San Pedro.
Sofía Subercaseaux. Courtesy Sundance Selects.
MICHAEL CERA, GABY HOFFMANN
FLY HIGH IN CRYSTAL FAIRY
The actors go on a magical journey in Sebastián Silva’s new film.
Taking drugs with Michael Cera would be weird.
I mean he’s kind of a weird guy, isn’t he? Super nice and gentle
but just a little bit awkward. At least, this is the way he has
been type casted in most of his prominent roles—Superbad,
Juno, Arrested Development and recently This is the End. He
just seems like he would induce a bad trip or something. But
things are starting to change.
2013 has revealed Cera’s versatility as an actor.
Surprisingly, Cera is no longer a sensitive Sally with his new
mold-breaking role in Crystal Fairy.
Crystal Fairy is one of two films by Chilean director
Sebastián Silva that have appeared in the Sundance film festival
this year. It was also featured in the Los Angeles Film Festival.
At Sundance, the film won Silva the Best Director in World
Cinema award. This is a feat in its own for the young director,
artist and musician. However, it is even more astonishing
considering the film was shot over a two-week period in the
Chilean desert and was almost entirely improvised.
When Silva ran into funding trouble for Magic Magic—a
film in which he cast another uncannily raucous role for the
typically tame Cera—he moved onto Plan B. Cera recalled
a conversation with Silva Crystal Fairy, “‘Yeah, we’ll do
this movie with no crew, no script. We’ll just make a movie
together.’ He told me the whole story, and it just sounded like a
great adventure - which it was.”
In Crystal Fairy, Cera plays Jamie, an irritatingly persistent
American in Chile. Jamie is hell bent on ingesting a dose of the
San Pedro cactus, or mescaline. His road to hallucination takes
a strange turn when, in a drunken haze, he invites a free spirit
named Crystal Fairy. When Crystal Fairy runs into trouble
with a pack of gypsies, Jamie and his Chilean buddies (who
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happen to be played by Silva’s three brothers) end up having to
develop compassion and as Silva put it, “adopt a fairy.”
The film was actually adapted from a real experience in
Silva’s life.
“Twelve years ago, my best friend and I were planning on
going to the desert to take mescaline,” said Silva. At a Wailers
concert in Chile, Silva met the real Crystal Fairy—a mythical
hippie from San Francisco complete with hairy armpits and
carefree openness. “We became instant friends--we were really
high. I invited her to join us on this trip to the desert, but then
I regretted inviting her so we left without her. She waited for us
in that square, and she got robbed by a gypsy.”
Just like Cera’s close-minded role in the movie, Silva
eventually rescued Crystal Fairy from the gypsies and brought
her on the hallucinogenic journey.
Gaby Hoffmann convincingly plays the role of Crystal
Fairy. Having grown up in the iconic Chelsea Hotel in New
York, Hoffmann is mostly known for her roles as a child star.
She starred alongside big names in films such as Uncle Buck
and Volcano. After a 10-year hiatus, Hoffmann returned to
acting after being inspired by Silva’s award-winning Sundance
film, The Maid.
“I had seen The Maid at Sundance a few years ago and
it was a really important moment for me because I was very
ambivalent about wanting to work for many years,” said
Hoffmann. “I was at a very low point. Six months ago, I couldn’t
pay my rent. I was literally about to become a bartender.”
After working with Silva on a HBO series, “The Boring Life of
Jacqueline,” Hoffmann was invigorated.
“Having worked with Sebastian twice now, I have blind
faith and will do anything he asks me to,” she said.
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And as the role of Crystal Fairy, it appears that Hoffmann did
embrace whatever Silva wanted, including gratuitous nude scenes.
“Being naked for me is not a big deal,” said Hoffmann
who authentically portrayed the hippie nature of Crystal Fairy,
clothed and naked. After walking into a room stark naked,
Crystal Fairy is cruelly yet accurately dubbed Crystal “Hairy”
by Cera’s character.
“Developing a character through improvisation, that was
the hard part,” said Hoffmann. Silva brought the characters into
the film with a loose outline of what he wanted to transpire,
but he wanted the dialogue to be real. And it is. The characters
come across with such familiarity that by the end, the audience
might think they are real-life acquaintances. They were actually
camping out, humbly eating and really living the work. “It was
totally immersive,” recalled Cera. In fact, Hoffmann didn’t just
bare it all for a real portrayal of Crystal Fairy; she also actually
took mescaline while filming.
In the end, after an eye-opening experience with the
magical cactus, Crystal Fairy and Jamie help each other realize
that hiding from their true identities is wrong. The entire time,
they had erected facades about themselves, and dodged reality
with them. It was only until the hallucinogens in the cactus
opened their minds to this false reality, that they were able to
become aware of their unnecessary hiding.
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012 (the film’s
official title) is an achievement for all involved. Silva has once
again reminded the industry about his powerful storytelling
prowess; Hoffmann has regained faith in an industry that once
bewildered her; and Cera has evolved his acting repertoire.
Crystal Fairy releases in theaters on Friday, July 12.
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BOOK: REVIEW
PERHAPS L.A. IS THE
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I think that we all can agree that while useful, some travel guides are just plain boring.
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A certified relationship and career coach, as well as a former adult entertainer, Sinclaire is
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FILM: FEATURE
Idris Elba, from left, Rob Kazinksy and director Guillermo del Toro are shown on the set of Pacific Rim.
GUILLERMO DEL
TORO PUTS HIS
FORMIDABLE
MIND BEHIND
PACIFIC RIM’S
ROBOTS
BY GINA MCINTYRE
Los Angeles Times
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LOS ANGELES — Guillermo del Toro had just come from a
darkened Burbank auditorium when he arrived at the Warner
Bros. lot to lead a conference call of visual-effects technicians finalizing the extensive CG sequences for his new film Pacific Rim.
He’d spent the first hour of a winter afternoon using a red laser
pointer to indicate precisely where he’d like the 3-D effects to be
amplified in specific scenes as towering robots known as Jaegers
soldiered silently across the ocean floor on the big screen.
Now, seated in front of a computer monitor, it was time to
perfect some of the hand-to-hand combat sequences between the
movie’s lumbering giants and the alien beasties known as kaiju
that serve as the bad guys in the ambitious, $180-million film. In
one shot, he requested that the otherworldly creature adopt more
of a boxer’s stance; in another, he wanted the monster to convulse
as it shot a death ray out of its maw. “Can we have him coughing
up like acid reflux?” Del Toro asked.
Clad in a faded black hoodie, Del Toro provided his own
sound effects as the heroic Jaeger Gipsy Danger smashed a kaiju’s
head with two metal fists — monosyllables straight out of the old
Adam West “Batman” TV show, “Bam. Boosh. Oof.” — seeming
far more like a gleeful 10-year-old boy playing an expensive game
of “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” than a 48-year-old bilingual Oscar nominee laboring over a project that could propel him to an
entirely new level of success.
Opening July 12, Pacific Rim is set in a near future in which
a shifting of tectonic plates has unlocked the portal to another
world. Kaiju — the name and the genre come from the strain
of Japanese B-movie cinema sired by Toho’soriginal Godzilla —
pour through the rift, and before long coastal cities have been
destroyed. To fight back, the military creates the Jaeger program,
which entails the construction of 25-story robots operated by
two pilots who control the machine through a psychic bond. It’s
the closest thing to live-action anime Hollywood has produced.
“I really wanted to make a movie that had an incredibly airy
and light feel,” Del Toro said, reflecting on the film he had just
finished. “This is not a super-brooding, super-dark, cynical summer movie. I wanted very much to do a movie that is aiming for
a young audience. Adults can be, God willing, entertained by the
big, beautiful, sophisticated visuals and the action and all that,
but my real hope is that this movie allows for a new generation of
kaiju and robot kids that fall in love with giant monsters.”
Pacific Rim might be many things — the most expensive
movie Del Toro has ever made, a glorious homage to the Japanese
pop culture he adored as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico, the first
film in what Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are hoping
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will be an outsized franchise. What it isn’t, though, is a sure thing.
At a time when the major studios continue to rely on sequels and superheroes, Pacific Rim thunders into a crowded season as a wholly original big-budget sci-fi spectacle movie. If it
works, the movie holds the potential to chart a new career path
for Del Toro, who in the last two decades has cultivated an ardent
following making uncompromising movies in English and Spanish that embrace genre strictures and simultaneously rise above
them. He’s probably one of the few people working in cinema
today who can hold forth with equal authority on comic books
and Kierkegaard.
“He’s got this unbelievable facility to have really, really big
ideas pouring out of him at all times,” said actor Ron Perlman,
who first worked with Del Toro on his 1993 debut Cronos. “He’s
an incredibly special man.”
Written by Del Toro and Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim features an ensemble cast led by Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky,
Max Martini and Burn Gorman, with Perlman showing up in
a smaller turn as the outrageously monikered Hannibal Chau, a
black-market dealer of kaiju anatomy who resembles a futuristic
glam-rock pimp.
Yet it’s Pacific Rim’s concept and director that stand out as
its biggest stars.
“Guillermo absolutely lives and breathes this stuff,” Hunnam said. “I knew that it was going to be so much more than just
giant robots and monsters — what he’s interested in is the world
they inhabit. That’s what excited me, the prospect of this multidimensional, gritty, nuanced world that he was going to create
around this very large premise.”
Moviegoers familiar with Del Toro’s body of work know
that it does exist in a world of its own, with the 2006 fairy tale
Pan’s Labyrinth perhaps best exemplifying his wild and devious imagination. The film, which won three of the six Academy
Awards it was nominated for, centers on a young girl in Fascist
Spain who escapes from everyday life with her mother and her
brutal stepfather into a fantastic but dangerous realm populated
by unusual-looking monsters and rendered in moody blue and
gold tones.
It’s one of three Spanish-language movies Del Toro has
made: Cronos located the classic vampire mythology to a modern middle-class home in Mexico, and The Devil’s Backbone set
a ghost story in a remote orphanage in rural Spain. His Englishlanguage resume includes 1997’s giant insect movie Mimic — a
famously fraught production — and three comic-book adapta-
tions: the vampire sequel Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The
Golden Army.
What the films share is an affection for idiosyncrasy often
expressed with humor and a singular, painterly palette. Even in
his most commercial projects, there’s always a trace of the art
house (Del Toro has long-standing relationships with such auteurs as Pedro Almodovar, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu).
“I always love to take things that are very popular and treat
them in a way that is very different than they are treated normally,” Del Toro said. “Like Hellboy. Say what you may, but it’s a very,
very strange superhero movie. Not every superhero movie has a
fish guy and a demon guy drinking a six-pack and singing Barry
Manilow. In the same way, I think Pacific Rim brings a stable of
characters — the scientist, the leader, the pilot, the black-market
guy — but gives it its own slightly deranged twist.”
He came to direct Pacific Rim only after two other efforts
fell apart. First, he had set out to direct a two-part adaptation
of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, which ultimately became a trilogy
helmed by Peter Jackson. Then there was his long-held passion
project, a big-budget adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft. The story of a scientific expedition to Antarctica that uncovers ancient life-forms collapsed after Universal
declined to finance the film, a $150-million R-rated 3-D horror
epic.
“When it happened, this has never happened to me, but I
actually cried that weekend a lot,” Del Toro said. “I don’t want to
sound like a puny soul, but I really was devastated. I was weeping
for the movie.”
Within days, he’d signed on to direct Pacific Rim, which he’d
previously agreed to produce and co-write. He shot the film almost entirely on eight soundstages at Pinewood Toronto Studios;
the scale of the production was massive. “We built parts of the
robots, and the only thing that would fit in the largest stage in
North America was the feet,” he said.
For a portion of the 103-day shoot, Del Toro worked six-day
weeks, acting as his own second-unit director. “I wanted Pacific
Rim to be on budget and on time because it was basically for me
a big moment to show myself that I didn’t get rusty, I didn’t get
complacent,” he said.
The pace he maintained impressed Hunnam, who plays
gifted Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket. “I work incredibly hard and
truly never felt like I had come across anybody who was as obsessive as I am about trying to get it right,” Hunnam said. “Then I
met Guillermo and he just exceeded me I would say threefold.”
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TV: INTERVIEW
Brett Erickson
DAVID LAMBERT
FOUND THE
SILVER LINING
The star from ABC Family’s “The Fosters”
tells us how his acting career has led him to
become a member of one of summer TV’s
biggest hits.
David Lambert plays Brandon
Foster in “The Fosters.”
BY SOLA FASEHUN
David Lambert is a young actor with some inspiring
words. He’s used these words and turned them into action,
which has led to a pretty good career. During our interview,
there was the impression that this was just the beginning of
more good things to come.
Campus Circle: How did you get into acting?
David Lambert: I have been acting since elementary school. I
started in theater and it was just for fun. This was way before my
career in L.A. It was a social outlet for me. When I was in middle
school, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia. I went to an open call for
an agent then started working locally in Atlanta and next began
working in L.A.
CC: What are some projects you’ve done that you see as huge
stepping-stones?
DL: I think the first stepping-stone would be the show called
“Aaron Stone” for Disney XD. It was one of the first original
shows for that channel. I played Jason Landers. I was around
14 years old when I did that, and I came away with a new
understanding of acting. It became a game changer.
Last year, I did a small indie called, Lifeguard, which starred
Kristen Bell, and it went to Sundance. I played one of the leads
and we shot for a month in Pittsburgh. Those two jobs were very important because of how much
I learned. CC: Is there a special moment during your career that you can
share?
DL: I think one of the most special things was Lifeguard and
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getting to meet Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer (the daughter
of Meryl Streep) and Martin Starr. The whole experience was
intimate, and it was great. The scenes were intense scenes for
me, and I had to step up. I was 18 at the time so working with
someone like Kristen was intimidating but that stuck with me,
and I had to make it work. It’s one of the greatest experiences
I’ve had to date.
CC: What are you working on now?
DL: Right now I’m working on “The Fosters,” which is an hour
drama for ABC Family. We are almost at the end of Season 1.
This is a different project that centers [on] a same sex couple
raising different children. I play the role of Brandon. It’s a great
show that’s grounded in drama with realistic situations, and it’s
a great thing to be a part of.
CC: What was it like working with Jennifer Lopez?
DL: Jennifer Lopez is an executive producer on “The Fosters.”
I’ve met her a couple of times. She came and did the press with
us, and we were hanging out with her. Jennifer has come on set
to see what’s going on with the show. She seems to want to be
involved as much as possible. Jennifer is a very nice lady. She was
very down to earth when I met her, and we talked for a while.
CC: Any cool behind-the-scenes stuff that you can share
with Campus Circle readers about “The Fosters” and “Aaron
Stone”? DL: “The Fosters” has been one of the best casts I’ve ever worked
with. We have so much fun on set. We’re a tight knit group. It got
that way very quickly and stayed that way. It shows on camera
that everyone involved has a lot of trust and respect for each
other. All of us are very grateful for each other.
CC: Do you have advice for anyone who wants to become an
actor?
DL: Yeah, I would say that dedication is all I have to thank for
where I am. I sacrificed a lot of things and turned down a lot of
things to focus on acting. I was a freshman and sophomore in high
school while working on “Aaron Stone,” so I was homeschooled
both of those years. I missed out on a lot of experiences. I think
if I were having a conversation with someone who wants to take
acting seriously, one thing I would say (that I wish I’d been told
more of) is that you can’t have it all. There will be sacrifices that
you need to make to get to where you want to be. It requires a lot
of hard work until you get to a place where you can see the silver
lining, but it’s definitely worth it.
CC: Any crazy, funny stories that made you realize how much
you love the industry?
DL: I did a job for a show where I was tied to a tree! (laughs)
It was a night shoot, out in middle of nowhere by a lake. In
between takes I was tied to a tree, and they would check in on
me to make sure I was comfortable. I kept having these flashes
of…this is my life. I’m tied to a tree in the dark in New Mexico; this
is my life. It was one of those things that I was laughing about.
It was a funny moment that showed me how much I love the
industry. I love how unpredictable this industry is. You never
know where you will find yourself.
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CIRCUS: INTERVIEW
CLOWNIN’ AROUND WITH RINGLING BROS.’
PERFORMER, GENEVIEVE FLATI
This clown gives us the 411 on Ringling Bros.’ “Built to Amaze!” show.
Round up your friends and family, and get ready: The circus is coming to
town!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily announced their 90-city North American tour, “Built to
Amaze!”, last year and the tour is finally making its way to Staples Center from July 10-16 as well as
Citizens Business Bank Arena from July 19-23 and the Honda Center from July 26-Aug. 4.
This spectacle promises to take “a child’s curiosity of how things all around us work by
showcasing the very best performers from around the world, both human and animal,” said producer
Nicole Field.
There will be big cats, a Human Cannon Ball, hand-balancers, acrobats, magic and more. And of
course, be prepared to laugh at the hilarious clowns.
Campus Circle had the chance to talk to one of the Ringling Bros. clowns: Genevieve Flati. The
SoCal native tells us what she and the circus team have in store for us!
Campus Circle: How’s the tour back in the East and in the Midwest?
Genevieve Flati: It’s going really good. ‘Built to Amaze’ goes for two years, and I think everyone is
enjoying it because it’s a very modernized circus. It’s really contemporary with the songs, show and
pre-show music. So I think people are just really having a good time, both the audience and cast.
CC: Talk to me about your specific role/character you portray in this show?
GF: When you go to clown college, they explain to you that a clown is essentially an extension of
yourself, so it’s totally not something that’s made up. It’s really about who you are.
When I came to the circus, I noticed so many beautiful girls all dressed up. But I really wanted to be
the clown where little girls see that I have braces and glasses and say, ‘I look like that one.’ This is so
they can relate to somebody in the show…I really wanted to reach out to those kids who are a little
bit of outcasts. So I have glasses, I wear a schoolgirl outfit, and I trip by myself. I’m really awkward the
whole show. But it’s really just kind of who I am.
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CC: What else can you tell me about the show and the other characters? How fun is it?
GF: We have 111 performers that are all from at least 15 different countries. It’s really fun.
CC: This is pretty much a show for the entire family, right?
GF: This is for anyone: moms, dads, and kids especially. The best part of the show, in my opinion, is
the pre-show. It’s an hour before every single show. You can come down to the floor to meet us, to take
pictures and to get autographs. We answer questions that anyone may have, the clowns especially. We
like just to hang out to make it a pre-show party essentially. It’s really great for anyone.
CC: How does it feel to perform in SoCal (L.A., Anaheim, Ontario)?
GF: Oh my gosh, I’m so excited because I’m from Anaheim actually. I’m very, very excited to come
perform in my hometown and see my old high school, my old college. I’m looking to be a representative
of Southern California. It’s really cool to be coming to see friends, family and old acquaintances that
I used to do theatre with. It’s cool to come back a few years later and say, ‘Hey, I’m part of this huge
thing.’ I’m just ecstatic about it.
CC: How important is it for you to be an entertainer and please the audience?
GF: For me, my favorite thing is to make kids laugh. I really connect with kids. And I really enjoy
watching the parents let go of any problems they may have in order to watch their kids have fun and
laugh…it’s an incredible feeling.
CC: Anything else that you want to add about yourself or the show?
GF: Everyone who lives in Southern California should definitely come out and see us. It’s a great time
for anybody, especially college students. All the acts in the show are incredibly amazing. There are
acrobatic tricks, fireworks, dancing and a lot of modernized music.
Marvin Vasquez contributed to this article.
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CALENDAR
“Sister Act” at the Pantages was produced by Whoopi Goldberg.
All the cool places to go and fun things to do.
July 10 - august 4
Feld Entertainment
Film
Old Pasadena Film Festival
oldpasadena.org/filmfestival
California’s largest free outdoor film festival will feature 19
movies on three stages in Pasadena. You’ll see Annie Hall,
Chicago, Men in Black and Young Frankenstein.
When Friday, July 5, 2013-Saturday, July 27, 2013
Times 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays and select Thursdays
& Sundays
Price Free
Theatre
Sister Act
The Pantages
6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
hollywoodpantages.com/sister-act
Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan
Menken (Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little
Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van
Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn
when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last
place anyone would think to look—a convent.
When Tuesday, July 9, 2013-Sunday, July 28, 2013
Times Tues.-Fri. @ 8 p.m., Saturdays @ 2 & 8 p.m., Sundays @
1 & 6:30 p.m.
Prices Tix start @ $25
Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus
ringling.com
THURSDAY, JULY 11
A 140-year tradition that combines the
classics – extraordinary animal performances,
captivating clown escapades and daring highwire acts – with contemporary surprises and
thrills to make the circus-going experience
memorably unique.
When At the Staples Center Wednesday, July
10, 2013-Tuesday, July 16, 2013; At the Citizens
Business Bank Arena in Ontario Friday,
Honda Center in Anaheim Friday, July 26,
2013-Sunday, August 4, 2013
Prices Tix start @ $26
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CIRCUS
July 19, 2013-Tuesday, July 23, 2013; At the
Parties
Lucha VaVoom: Cinco in July
Mayan Theater
1038 S. Hill St., Los Angeles
luchavavoom.com
This July celebration will feature the best of the best: The
L’il Homies, Mariachis, “The Queen of the Ring” Cassandro,
gorgeous glamazon KARIS, crowd favorites Matt Classic and
Matt Classic, Jr., the Crazy Chickens, Folkloricos!, the sexy
Lucy Fur, muy caliente Bonita La Belle, the newest mini L’il
L’il Cholo, tons of Aztec dancers, international dance star Lux
Lacroix, Los Angeles’ own badass L’il Cholo, red hot Moana
Santana and more.
When Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time Doors @ 7 p.m.
Price $45
Music
Twilight Dance Series
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
twilightseries.org
The Santa Monica Pier plays host to all music lovers with the
sounds of an international array of top tier presentations.
Join the crowd that stretches from the Pier deck to the beach
and beyond as the Santa Monica Bay’s gorgeous summer days
blend into enchanting evenings of family, friends and music.
When Thursday, July 11, 2013-Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Times Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Price Free
FRIDAY, JULY 12
Film
Clueless
Academy Hollywood
1341 Vine St., Los Angeles
oscars.org/events-exhibitions/outdoors/index.html
The films that Christian watches on video with Cher - Some
Like It Hot and Spartacus - provide clues to his sexual
orientation. The first movie deals with cross-dressing men.
The second includes the famous scene where a Roman master
(Laurence Olivier) tries to seduce his male servant (Tony
Curtis). The book Christian is reading during class, Junky,
by William S. Burroughs, is another clue and indication of
his sexual orientation - as the author, Burroughs had strong
homosexual desires.
When Friday, July 12, 2013
Times Gates @ 6:30 PM
Prices $5, $3 w/ student ID
Charity
Course of the Force
courseoftheforce.starwars.com
The lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star Wars
fans around the world in 2012 is returning. Kicking off at the
famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay
run down through San Francisco with several stops along the
California coastline before reaching the finish line— arriving
just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
International convention. Nerdist Industries’ founder Chris
Hardwick will be back to host the event, with city-stops
along the way featuring “Conivals” where fans can celebrate
their love of the Saga with live entertainment, expo booths,
giveaways and much more. The tour stops in Santa Monica
on Friday, July 12th and in Huntington Beach on Saturday,
July 13th.
When Friday, July 12, 2013-Saturday, July 13, 2013
Times Check website for times
Expos
Tattoo & Body Art Expo
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona
bodyartexpo.com
The world’s largest tattoo and body art expo is also a gigantic
skin show-off party.
When Friday, July 12, 2013-Sunday, July 14, 2013
Times Friday: 2-11 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday:
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Prices $20, $45 3-day VIP pass
SATURDAY, JULY 13
Film
Edgar Wright Double Feature
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Film
The Princess Bride
Electric Dusk Drive-In
1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles
electricduskdrivein.com
In a 2012 interview in New York Magazine, Mandy Patinkin
said that his most famous line from The Princess Bride,
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father.
Prepare to die,” gets quoted back to him by at least two or
three strangers every day of his life.
When Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time 8:30 p.m.
Price $10
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Sports
The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown
Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center
1532 W. 11th St., Los Angeles
stevenash.org/showdown
The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown is making its way
cross country for the first time to Downtown LA. See
NBA stars and pro soccer’s best compete in an 8-a-side
soccer match, benefiting the kids served by the Steve Nash
Foundation. For five years, fans and supporters have come
together in New York City to enjoy Showdown, and now it’s
L.A.’s turn.
When Sunday, July 14, 2013
Times 6:30 p.m.
Prices Free
TUESDAY, JULY 16
Food
Taste of Farmers Market
Farmer’s Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles
farmersmarketla.com
Enjoy food samples from nearly 50 Market restaurants and
grocers and gifts and special pricing from select retailers.
When Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Times 5-9 p.m.
Prices $35 advance, $40 at the door
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Film
The Met Summer Encores: La Traviata
fathomevents.com
Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in
Willy Decker’s stunning production, first seen at The Met in
2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri
Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal
Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Fabio Luisi
conducts. In select theaters nationwide.
When Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Times 7:00 p.m.
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Film
Mean Girls
Poinsettia Park
7341 Willoughby Ave., Los Angeles
streetfoodcinema.com
Did you know that Amy Poehler, who plays Mrs. George, is
only seven years older than her on-screen daughter Rachel
McAdams (Regina George). There will also be a Mean Girls
look-alike contest, live music, food trucks and more.
When Saturday, July 20, 2013
Times Gates @ 5:30 PM
Prices $10
Sports
U.S. Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach Pier
400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
usopenofsurfing.com
See the world’s best surfers compete at the world’s largest
professional surfing competition along with skating and BMX
competitions, live music and a festival village with all things
surfing.
When Saturday, July 20, 2013-Sunday, July 28, 2013
TUESDAY, JULY 23
Music
American Idols Live
Nokia Theatre
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles
americanidol.com
Now’s your chance to see this year’s finalists live with Amber
Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis
Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro
Arbos, and Paul Jolley. Plus, Aubrey Cleland joins the Tour
as the 11th Idol finalist thanks to the AT&T American Idol®
Live! Tour Fan Save.
When Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time 7:30 p.m.
Prices Tix start @ $36.50
Los Angeles World
Guitar Show
Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale
txshows.com/NewLAAug.htm
Buy, sell, trade guitars, amps, banjos, sound
equipment, new, used, old, rare items.
Includes manufacturers, builders, dealers,
buyers, authors, collectors, stars, appraisers,
retail stores.
When Saturday, July 13, 2013-Sunday,
July 14, 2013
THURSDAY, JULY 25
Times Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 10-4
Sports
Vin Scully Bobblehead Night
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com
Get a free Vin Scully bobblehead when L.A. takes on
Cincinnati.
When Thursday, July 25, 2013
Time 7:10 p.m.
Prices Tix start @ $10
Price $20
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Expos
Downtown Burbank Car Classic
downtownburbankcarclassic.com
An exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports
cars, exotics and hot rods, the show will feature hundreds
of vintage and renovated vehicles stretched along San
Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno
Avenue as well as on adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank.
Included will be plenty of family entertainment, music
and automotive-related vendor-booths. In tune with
Downtown Burbank’s connection with the entertainment
industry, vehicles with a “Hollywood” twist will be in the
spotlight -- those appearing in film or television, or having a
distinguished history of celebrity ownership.
When Saturday, July 27, 2013
Times 3:00 p.m.
Prices Free
Drink
Ultimate BeerFest
L.A. Convention Center
MUSIC
Concerts
The Package Tour
Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim
thepackage-tour.com
The multi-platinum selling New Kids on the Block return
with multi-platinum-selling artists 98 Degrees and Grammy
Award-winning Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of
all time.
When Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time 7:30 p.m.
Prices Tix start @ $29.50
Prices Check website for prices
Los Angeles World Guitar Show
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles
streetfoodcinema.com
After the food trucks are there at 5:30, live music starts at 6:30
followed by the double feature of Shaun of the Dead and Hot
Fuzz.
When Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time Gates @ 5:30 PM
Price $10
1201 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles
ultimatebeerfest.com
This celebration of craft beer is THE place to meet your local
craft brewers, sample what they’ve got brewing and find out
what they’re doing next.
When Saturday, July 27, 2013
Times 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
Festivals
Venice Beach Summer Fest
fx3events.com
Over 60 bands & performers, over 200 arts and crafts vendors,
community organizations, music & entertainment and a
Youth and Family Courtyard with rock climbing, as well as
food and drinks.
When Saturday, July 27, 2013-Sunday, July 28, 2013
Times 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Prices Free
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Concerts
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z
Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena
livenation.com/artists/92237/jay-z-and-justin-timberlake
Together, they have more than 23 Grammy Awards, 67 million
albums sold and two Emmys combined.
When 7:00 p.m.
Prices Tix start @ $39.50
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NIGHTLIFE: BEACHES
Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT
THE BATTLE OF THE BEACHES:
SANTA MONICA VS.
HERMOSA BEACH
Which one has the best nightlife?
BY DASHEL PIERSON PLESA
Some may argue that Hermosa Beach is the best
because of its relaxed atmosphere.
Amidst the coastal communes of Los Angeles County,
a raging debate concerning young debauch-seekers is heating up.
Where is the best place to go out? Where are the best bars, bestlooking people and most satisfying vibes? After a long week of
work or school, the vibrant youth hunt for festive havens to host
their late-night romps and revelry. In order for the young recruits
to maintain sanity during the arduous workweek, the vice of the
weekend must be adequate sustenance to guide them through.
So, where can this crucial dose of fun be administered?
Two of the most prominent nighttime playgrounds on the
Westside are Santa Monica and Hermosa Beach. Each locale
provides a different ambiance. Preserve your mental health
through workweek toils by unveiling which one is right for you.
SANTA MONICA
Pros
Quality of Nightlife: In Santa Monica, the people, the bars and
the overall experiences to be had are not humble. People go
out here to see and be seen. That applies to the standard of garb
people sport and the attitudes as well. It is a tad higher class than
most areas. You’re not dressing for Hollywood’s hottest clubs or
the dive bar down the street; it’s a happy medium in the middle.
First Fridays: Now, First Fridays is primarily a Venice Beach
event, but the crowds often seep north into Santa Monica. Every
first Friday of the month, masses flock to Venice for food, art and
booze. Many also herd towards Santa Monica for the exceptional
bars during this time.
Dancing: More so than most coastal watering holes, Santa
Monica features numerous spots to get your groove on. Dance
the night away with old friends, new friends, random strangers
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or whatever floats your boat.
Cons
$$$: The drinks are often not cheap, deals are scarce, and savings
accounts are damned. If you don’t mind spending that cheddar,
then this shouldn’t be a problem.
Crowds: Many of the bars are fairly small. They often get packed
to capacity on a weekend night, making it difficult to order a
drink, let alone move. Claustrophobics be advised.
Walking: The majority of the bars are spread out, so if you like
to barhop, consider good shoes. The classy character beckons
stilettos for women and dress shoes for men, but after a long
night, a salty soak for those tender soles might be necessary.
HERMOSA BEACH
Pros
Simplicity: Just like 2Pac says, in Hermosa, you “don’t gotta
get all dressed up and be Hollywood.” In Hermosa, you don’t
have to wear a three-piece suit or a flowing, floor-length dress.
Nobody will mock you for wearing just a plain old tee or even
cargo shorts, if that’s your style.
Concentrated Bar Scene: Most of the bars are located within
a mile, or probably even less, of each other. Pier Avenue is a
thriving central location with a variety of places for social
lubrication. While the bars are close together, the layout of
most Hermosa Beach bars offers plenty of room for mingling,
including outdoor patios. The walls won’t be caving in on you
here.
$: Since the scene at Hermosa is a little less swanky than
Santa Monica, you can find reasonably priced drinks. Average
prices for average folk. Your eyes won’t boggle out of their
sockets upon viewing your bar tab in Hermosa, at least not
noticeably.
Cons
Crowd: With lower obligation for swagger, comes, well, lower
levels of swagger. Hermosa can attract a less-desirable crowd
than that of Santa Monica. A night out in Hermosa can be
fueled with sloppy inebriation whereas Santa Monica might
be tasteful tipsiness.
Location: For most who work or study in the epicenters of Los
Angeles, the South Bay can be a trek. It isn’t as centrally located
as Santa Monica. And God forbid hopping on the 405.
Standing and Drinking Atmosphere: Dancing isn’t as
prevalent in Hermosa, but don’t be fooled, it is there. You can
bust your moves in a few places, but most of the bars have a
stagnant milieu of standing, mingling and heavy consumption.
Weekend warriors rejoice! A remedy of your choosing can
medicate the hearty troubles of a weeklong struggle. From
Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach, there are suitable destinations
for us all. Whether you’re attracted to high-class dance
frenzies, or good ol’ cheap drinks and cheap fun, Los Angeles’
coastal region has an assortment of options. Nighttime on the
Westside is like a choose-your-own-adventure but with dance
floors and booze—now go fill in the blanks.
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LIFESTYLE: SUN SAFETY
ENJOY THE
SUNSHINE
BUT BE SMART
BY HELENA OLIVIERO
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MCT
It’s extremely important to remember to apply sufficient sunscreen while at the beach.
The message has been loud and clear: lather up with
sunscreen before you hit the beach, the park or anywhere the
sun shines.
But many of us aren’t listening.
Only a third of adults usually apply sunscreen to protect
themselves from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and skin cancer,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Less than half of Americans wear some type of protective
clothing. Only a third of adults seek shade.
And while survivors of melanoma, the most serious form
of skin cancer, are nine times more likely to develop a new
cancer than people who have never had the disease, 27 percent
of survivors never wear sunscreen — even when outside on
a sunny day for more than an hour — according to a study
recently presented at the American Association for Cancer
Research’s annual meeting.
“When I hear that, it makes me cringe: like fingers on a
chalkboard,” said Ron Schwartz, a melanoma survivor who
lives in Sandy Springs, Ga., and volunteers, spreading the word
about the importance of wearing sunscreen and getting regular
screenings for skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. The
American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five
Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. Basal
cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common
forms of skin cancer but are easily treated if detected early.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are associated with
accumulated sun damage over many years.
Melanoma is different. It is associated with brief, intense
exposure. In fact, one blistering sunburn in childhood or
adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing
melanoma later in life.
Melanoma has a high survival rate if caught early and
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before it spreads to the lymph nodes. It accounts for only 4
percent of skin cancer cases but causes about 79 percent of skin
cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.
Schwartz’s fight with melanoma goes back to the summer
of 1999, when his sister, a physician, noticed a few “angrylooking” moles on her brother’s back during a beach outing.
Schwartz’s doctor removed the moles and what appeared to
be a cyst from Schwartz’s shoulder. The “cyst” was melanoma,
and because the growth was beneath the skin, it was metastatic
melanoma (which means it had spread).
Dr. Louis Rapkin, an oncologist and melanoma specialist
at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, said adults in their 30s, 40s
and older grew up at a time when sunscreen was not automatic.
Getting people to change habits — whether it’s to exercise more
or wear sunscreen — can be difficult, he said. At the same time,
adults can deeply influence children’s habits by starting early.
“Whatever you learn before 21, you will keep with you for
the rest of your lives,” he said.
Rapkin said the sunscreen is priority No. 1 for protecting
ourselves from skin cancer, and he said we should wear sunscreen
when outside for “prolonged periods of time.” For him, that
means any time exceeding 30 minutes. He also recommends
limiting exposure to the most intense rays between 10 a.m. and
2 or p.m. even 4 p.m., if possible.
Eight summers ago, Chrissie Gallentine was a 19-yearold lifeguard in Florida when her mother set up a routine
appointment with a dermatologist. During the appointment,
the dermatologist identified four freckles she wanted to get
tested as a precaution. Gallentine suggested the doctor test two
more — one on her wrist and another on her thigh.
Gallentine, who has fair skin, was not a sun worshipper and
burned easily. Going to high school in Florida, she was often outside
with her friends — and the sun often had a bright presence.
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The test results from the four freckles the doctor pinpointed
came back normal. The two spots Gallentine suggested came
back positive for melanoma. Caught very early, Gallentine
underwent surgery to remove the freckles and some tissue
around them. Her dermatologist continued to keep an eye on
her freckles, measuring them and removing about 50 of them.
The experience was traumatic, and for years, Gallentine was
petrified of the sun.
“Anytime I walked outside, I could feel the sun watching
me. I wore long sleeves even in the summer, and it was like
the mean kid in school watching you across the cafeteria,” said
Gallentine, who lives in Atlanta and works in public relations for
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Over time, Gallentine grew more relaxed. She tries to be
smart about the sun but also enjoy it.
“It just kind of happened,” Gallentine said about the
melanoma. “I hope people take from my story that the sun is not
something to take lightly. … And I also hope that people know
healing is possible no matter what you come across, and that it is
something you can heal from emotionally and physically.”
Schwartz, now 44, is 14 years away from his initial diagnosis.
On a recent afternoon, he talked about growing up in
Toronto at a time children when lathered up with baby oil, ran
outside and soaked up the sun. Today, he takes steps to ensure
his daughter, 9-year-old Alex, takes a different approach to going
outdoors.
“We don’t want to scare her. We just want to educate her,”
said Schwartz, who works as certified public accountant doing
forensic investigations. “It’s the little things like encouraging
her to wear hats, wearing sunscreen, and if we are going to be
outside for long periods of time, we try to avoid the peak (sun)
hours. If we go on a bike ride, we’ll try to before 10. It’s a more
comfortable to be outside when it’s cooler anyway.”
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Film | Music | Culture
TIRED OF THOSE
LAZY SUNDAYS?
GET READY TO
HAVE THE BEST
#SUNDAYFUNDAY
EVER!
DAWN MAJORS/MCT
LIFESTYLE: FEATURE
BY BREELYN WILLIAMS
You’ve seen the hashtag below Instagram photos of your
friends brunching or hiking each weekend, and you’ve seen
celebrities you follow on Twitter use the hashtag to brag that
they are at some cool museum or amusement park. So what is
the madness that is #SundayFunday, anyway?
Of course, our trusty friend Urban Dictionary has a
thought on the matter: “By celebrating the “Sunday Funday”
you can extend your weekend festivities just a little longer
before hanging up your party pants.” “Sunday Funday” simply is
a movement of people reclaiming the last day of their weekend
as a time to do something extra, as opposed to the “lazy day” that
it has been traditionally.
Get ready to be schooled in several of the unique,
adventurous, and in no way lazy activities Los Angeles has to
offer that will make you the Sunday activity connoisseur of your
social circle. Step aside Saturday, because Sunday just got a lot
more amazing.
Brunch
Whether it’s after church or a rough Saturday night out, Sunday
brunch is always a good decision. Bloody Marys and Mimosas
were designed for days like these!
- Tavern- a popular favorite among Yelp users, Tavern offers
gourmet brunch selections for the more fancy brunch goers of
Los Angeles.
- The Four Seasons Hotel- this Sunday all-you-can-eat brunch
spot is served buffet style with a twist. Ten stations await you
to place a custom order, along with two drink stations offering
fresh juices and Bloody Marys.
- Urth Café- With four Los Angeles locations, Urth Café makes
a great healthy brunch spot on Sundays or any other day of the
week. Pair your brunch craving with one of their gourmet coffee
creations or their famous boba drinks.
Museums
Sunday is the perfect day to get cultured! Impress your friends
and co-workers Monday morning by discussing current art and
culture exhibits open in LA. All of these have operating hours
on Sundays.
-LACMA- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has even
more programming and tours Sunday than on weekdays. All
summer long there are events happening on Sundays such as
topical discussions and concerts in addition to all the amazing
art exhibits. Added bonus: the iconic light posts outside the
museum are the PERFECT spot for a great Sunday Instgram
photo. Don’t forget to hashtag #SundayFunday.
- The Museum of Jurassic Technology- If the title doesn’t
completely confuse you, the exhibits will! A mixture of off-beat
inventions and art, this Culver City gem will become a good
conversation starter and something you need to see at least once. - Getty Villa- You may have been to the famous Getty museum,
but this Malibu offshoot is a great Sunday find. Located on
the beach, the Getty Villa not only has a plethora of art and
sculptures, but great outdoor exhibits and gardens to peruse in
the sunshine.
Don’t stay stuck in your dorm on
Sundays. Make this day your new
Saturday by having a “Sunday Funday!”
Nightlife
Although Sunday nights are usually spent in despair about the
impending Monday doom, the nighttime can be better spent in
LA. Besides bars and restaurants, here are some more Sunday
night ideas.
-Comedy- Clubs like The Groundlings, The Comedy Union,
Hollywood Improv and MI Westside all have Sunday night
shows! There is no better way to get your mind off the Monday
blues than to laugh uncontrollably. While you are there, you can
sign up for various classes to find out if you also have a funny
bone.
- Drive-In movies- While you may already spend Sundays
planted on the couch watching films, a drive-in is a simple and
easy way to switch up your Sunday night a little. Most LA drivein theaters show movies every night, so there is no excuse to not
watch a movie out under the stars instead of indoors. -Griffith Observatory- If you haven’t been to this LA landmark
at night, you are really missing out. Open till 10pm on Sundays,
the view from the observatory overlooking the Los Angeles
horizon is breathtaking.
- For people that are homebodies, try a Sunday night culinary
experience. Invite friends over for you to cook for them
or propose an Iron Chef challenge. By making the dinner
preparations the entertainment, it’s not just another night spent
at home.
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Campus Circle - July 2013
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UCR Summer Sessions 2013
We have a seat just for you!
You can still enroll in summer classes!
Transfer, Visiting, & UC students welcome!
• Formal admission is not required to attend the summer term.
• Prerequisite, high demand, & impacted classes offered.
• Get to know the UCR campus - easy parking & fewer students.
• Over 600 classes offered in 3 to 10 weeks in length.
• Easy, one-page application online!
summer.ucr.edu/applynow
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Soccer, Football, Track,
Basketball, Baseball,
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Plus…Top Name Athletic
Shoes And Apparel!
All At Big 5 Low Prices!
10
OFF
YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE
%
Offer expires July 31, 2013
Cashier: Scan/Enter coupon barcode
for each offer when prompted.
Excludes licenses, gift cards, tickets, tennis balls, firearms, ammunition, laser rangefinders,
Nike Pro Combat, Jansport, bulk orders, Under Armour, Leupold Optics, Crimson Trace and
“Super Value Price” items. Limit one coupon per customer. Cannot be applied to other coupons or prior purchases. Not redeemable for cash or cash equivalent and must be surrendered at time of purchase. Good for one-time purchase on in-stock items only at any Big 5
Store. Discounts on multi-item purchases will be apportioned to each item on a pro rata basis.
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