La Linda.


La Linda is an artisanal cafe and bakery built within a 1927 garden house in Montevideo, Uruguay. The architect is Pedro Livni. Dezeen featured it on their blog and I’m bringing it, digitally, to Here in Van Nuys. Why can’t we have a place like this near downtown-like Van Nuys? On Gilmore Street, west of…

The Invisible Dog.


Recently, I thought of one running inane storyline in TV's  "I Dream of Jeannie" about an invisible dog named Chin-Chin who attacked anyone in a uniform, specifically Major Anthony Nelson and his buddy, Major Roger Healey. The animal would chew up their clothes and then Jeannie would have to step in and restrain the animal.…

Lost.


The death of Elizabeth Taylor, and the flash of early photos of her, circa 1950, brought fresh to my mind a transcendent and poetic grace, captured on film, a sparkle of femininity and loveliness, forever lost. To see her pivot around the pool table, wasp-waisted and ruby lipped, as Montgomery Clift loses his cool, is…

A Place in the Sun.


YouTube - A place in the Sun.  

“because he’s lonely, that’s why…..”


An overworked friend, who works on one of those ghastly afternoon talk shows, called me on Sunday from his job and asked me if I might appear on "Dr...." to speak about Bruce Beresford-Redman. I will not. I will only write a few words here. The story, as many know it, involves the murder of…

KTLA-a Distinguished and Trusted Source of Local News.


Here are some stories gathering front page news headlines on the KTLA Website: 50 Ridiculous Celebrity "Duck" Faces Accused 'Craigslist' Killer Found Dead in Cell Photo Mom, Grandma Accused of Pimping Out Young Girl 2-year old Dead, Sister, 3, Critical After Crawling into Hot Car 2 Teens Die in 'Choking Game': Cops Warn Parents Jet…