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In this era of what I dub “torture-porn” movies like “Saw” and “Hostel,” there are few films on which burgeoning horror-philes can safely cut their teeth. Sure, the Disney Channel has some great offerings like the “Halloweentown” series, but I’m […]

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Halloween gives the young (and the young at heart!) a chance to dress up, play a role, wear a mask, and be something or someone they’re not. For a day. That’s the key. On this Halloween, I’ve assembled a list […]

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Here are two new exciting updates for fans awaiting the November 21 release of the first movie from Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series. First, the new movie trailer! The new trailer is heavy on the Bella scenes, focusing on Bella Swan […]

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Where passion and politics meet…pumpkins. You gotta love Los Angeles. As a recent transplant from New York, I’m constantly amazed by the parade of human…um…innovation. LAist, a daily online publication about life in L.A., shared a new election-themed site called–wait […]

Starting with the biblical and ending with the bizarre, here’s my list of top 10 witches in pop culture: 1. The Witch of Endor. Star Wars fans are scratching their heads at this one, trying to figure out how witches […]

I don’t regularly watch the Simpsons anymore, but I wish I did. Especially during Halloween, a time when the rest of the airwaves are polluted with Halloween movie series, and there’s not a thing on TV that doesn’t involve ghosts, […]

If Page Six is to be believed, Ivanka Trump and her boyfriend Jared Kushner have sought out noted Upper East Side rabbi Haskel Lookstein to perform Trump’s conversion. The report comes after a “spy” reported seeing Ivanka and Jared in […]

Although I absolutely love to scare myself–usually with horror movies–ghosts have always been at the top of my list of “Things That Almost Make Me Pee in My Pants in Fear.” Sci-Fi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” always gives me a weekly […]

I knew I wanted to see “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” even before it started getting rave reviews: first of all, Michael Cera, ’nuff said. Second of all, the “mix CD as love letter” is a favorite theme: music is […]

This election process has been a vicious one: but you don’t have to be a racist, a sexist, or have a backwards “B” carved into your face to know that however it turns out when all the votes are counted, […]

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