Laguna Beach

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Streisand at the Hollywood Bowl: A Report

    A friend sent me this positive review of Barbra Streisand's concert on Friday: "It was a good show. Her son's singing was very nice. And her sister did a duet with her toward the end. "I got a great seat from a scalper for 50 bucks 45 minutes into the show, and I was happy. The printed pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Misty Memories Part 500: The Time I Met Christine Jorgensen

    "A lot of people who sing can't sing," Christine Jorgensen told me in 1981, "but at least I admit it!" The groundbreaking transsexual had come in from her home in Laguna Beach, California to make her New York cabaret debut. Her act consisted of saucy impersonations of Marlene Dietrich and Tallulah ... More >>

  • Film

    July 4, 2012

    Oliver Stone's Savages Settles for Sensation

    A drug-trade drama's high fantasy

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Columbia University Frat-Boy Drug Ring Busted!

    ​Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Rip Torn the Most Paranoid Man Ever

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 27, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 24 'Let's Get a Rip Torn Type' by Michael Zwerin If you want to laugh at an actor named Rip Torn, that's your problem. Born Elmore Torn 37 years ago in Temple, Texas, he was nicknamed Rip around the house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    In the Annals of Bad Ideas: West Village to Get a zPizza

    ​ In the space once occupied by Lafayette French Pastry, and more recently by a Burritoville, New York is getting its second zPizza, a "healthy" pizza chain that hails from dieter-central, Laguna Beach, California. The first branch is in JFK's terminal four. Aside from the fact that zPizza ser ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 15, 2009

    "Facts of Life" Sweetie Costars with Gay Porn Studs

    Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    From the Crap Archives: Unseen Kingdoms

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. He does this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Unseen Kingdoms Author: Bill Cox Publisher: Inner Light Publications, New Brunswick, NJ Date: 1983 D ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 7, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 31, 2006

    Are You In Love?

    Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    Pretty Hate Machines

    The sick, sublime joy of celeb-bashing blogs

  • Music

    November 29, 2005

    A Business, Man

    Coffeehouse song-and-dance star and his lady friend beat back boredom

  • NYC Life

    August 30, 2005

    Your Labor Day Gonna Suck, Too?

    Recreating a vacation, while never leaving the city

  • NYC Life

    January 25, 2005

    Open House

    Bhagavan Das, Chakra yoga, no meat, soy milk, and Jesse Friedman

  • Specials

    September 9, 2003
  • News

    February 5, 2002

    Timothy Leary's Wife Drops Out

    Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Psychedelic Pioneer, Dies at 66