Sunday, April 30, 2017

Q&A: George Takei

Most know him as Lieutenant Sulu from the original 1960s “Star Trek” series, a role that garnered him a legion of devoted Trekkies, but since his major television debut, George Takei has risen to...

Q&A: XYLØ

Paige and Chase Duddy have left behind the niche of creating instrumental tracks for brand videos to combine forces in a catchy and emotional debut EP: “America.” While the brother-sister duo caught online ears...

Q&A: Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks goes from news reporter to news headline in an epic “Walk of Shame.” Meghan Miles, played by Elizabeth Banks in “Walk of Shame,” has an unexpected sleepover that leads to a nightmare she...

Q&A: Julien Baker

Guardian: Tell me about Memphis. What’s the music scene like there and how has it influenced you?   Julien Baker: Well the music scene is very tight-knit, but not tight-knit in a way that would...

Q&A: Christopher Ashley

With the 2012 Tony Award-winning Broadway play “Memphis” under his belt, Christopher Ashley, artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, returns to the scene to direct yet another smash musical. Ashley opts to follow...

“Everybody Wants Some!!” Answers

Time has always been a factor that permeates Richard Linklater’s filmography, both as a major theme and as a filmmaking technique. The latter has rocketed him to critical success, with “Boyhood” and his “Before”...

Idol Chatter

American Idol-winning singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips discusses platinum-selling albums, touring and an evolving sound in anticipation of his performance at RIMAC this weekend. Back in 2012, a Georgia native with the catchy moniker captivated American Idol...

Chatty Birds: Q&A w/ Maya Rudolph & Josh Gad

Long gone are the glory days of the friendly neighborhood pigeon. We now live in the age of the red bird, blue bird and boomerang bird — the Angry Birds. Once an unavoidable mobile...

Q&A with David Choi

Singer-songwriter David Choi is a Los Angeles native whose voice has been heard on multiple television shows and across YouTube with nearly one million subscribers. Choi's three iTunes albums — "Only You", "By My...

Q&A: James W. Ziskin

James Ziskin wasn’t always an award-nominated suspense novelist whose Ellie Stone series has been optioned for a TV show — he spent a large portion of his life studying language: First he was a...

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