September 12, 2013 |
The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming! Directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah and a lineup of fellow Muslim American comedians hit the road in this documentary that follows their stand-up tour throughout the American Southeast and West. When they're not performing some actually pretty edgy material, they're setting up public stunts like "Ask a Muslim," "Name That Religion" and "Hug a Muslim. " Their goal is to introduce "Muzzies" - real American Muzzies, not just the scary, hateful, jihadist versions you see on TV - and help tone down some of the Islamophobic rhetoric they encounter every day. Along the way, "The Muslims Are Coming!"
August 6, 2013 |
Let's start with the story behind "We're the Millers," the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The writers of the very funny "Wedding Crashers," Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, came up with the idea and wrote the first drafts of "The Millers," about a small-time drug dealer who uses a fake family as cover for one major score. Sean Anders and John Morris, who crafted "Hot Tub Time Machine" - also funny, also raunchy - finished the script. What's mystifying is why anyone thought combining these two writing teams' sensibilities made sense.
August 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving - selfishly - but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote. Her advice in person was a little more portentous. "Brace yourself for what the next year will feel like," the actress said to Sudeikis as she sipped coffee with him at a downtown hotel last week. Aniston had retired her own signature persona, "Friends" mainstay Rachel Green, after more than a decade, and she knew there was a tendency to underestimate the feelings involved.
August 4, 2013
Regarding "Packing to Avoid Extra Fees" by Ellise Pierce (More for Your Money, July 21): Ridiculous article that makes a simple subject far too complicated. Below is my time-honored list of what a well-dressed woman needs for a month in a temperate climate. I always travel in early spring or late fall when the leaves are off the trees, thus affording an excellent view of the architecture. Only coat required is a raincoat with an attached hood. Then you need one pair of slacks, one skirt, one jumper or dress, one vest, five tops (one matches the skirt and the slacks and the others are turtlenecks or mock turtles in optional colors or stripes)
July 15, 2013 |
In the next two episodes of the second season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin" on the Cooking Channel, the star of the series, former L.A. chef G. (Gerry) Garvin (Reign, Kass Bah, Morton's and his own G. Garvin's) will be showing off a handful of Los Angeles area restaurants with Southern roots or accents. Actually, Garvin is not quite sure about the adjective “former.” True, he did go back to Atlanta a year and a half ago, and he does have a restaurant, Low Country Cooking by G. Garvin , at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport there.
July 11, 2013 |
"Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus" is an amusing booze-and-drug-fueled road trip, its travelers on a quest to experience the Holy Grail of highs. Starring Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann and a trio of irresistibly charming Chilean brothers, the search for a slice of the famed San Pedro cactus with legendary hallucinogenic powers takes us through northern Chile's corner of the Atacama Desert. Scenic, short and slight, the film manages to avoid the tendency to make these sort of big-screen excursions more tedious than actual road trips.
July 1, 2013 |
For spring and summer 2014, the Louis Vuitton man was indulging in the time-honored tradition of the West Coast American road trip, men's studio and style director Kim Jones and artistic director Marc Jacobs explained in the show notes. "The collection is really about the freedom of the road and that freedom itself being luxurious,” Jones says in the notes. “The clothing should have that do-what-you-want attitude. It's a road trip drawing on elements of classic American culture from clothes, music to souvenirs.
June 26, 2013 |
Which famous family would Americans most like to go on a road trip with? The Obamas came in first, and acting couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner came in a close second, according to a recent survey conducted by Choice Hotels. The survey asked more than 1,200 adults and a sample of more than 500 families who plan to travel with children this summer for their opinions about summer trips. Twenty-three percent of respondents chose the Obamas and 22% selected the Affleck-Garner clan.
June 22, 2013
To keep everyone entertained on a car trip, take a list of songs with lyrics. It's a fun way to make the time pass. Ruth Kramer Ziony Los Feliz Take jars of peanut butter and jelly on international trips. Good local bread is always enhanced by a little PB&J on the road. And we've concocted berry syrup out of jam when we made French toast one morning in Tuscany. Debbie Musser La Habra Take an extra pair of socks for long flights. Your feet tend to swell when you fly so plan to take off your shoes and stretch your toes during a long flight.
June 8, 2013 |
Scrape the bugs off your windshield and check your radiator coolant because the next few months are stacking up to be one of the top summers for road trips in years. With consumer confidence up, fuel prices down and frustration over airline fees growing, Americans are expected to hit the road in big numbers over the next few months, rolling to such hot spots as Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe. Travel experts and surveys conducted in the last few weeks point to a season of busy freeways and crowded roadside attractions.