Let it out: Coming together and letting go at BeachLife Festival 

by Mark McDermott and Rachel Reeves By the time the Marleys stepped onto the Hightide stage at BeachLife Festival Sunday night, 51 bands had performed several hundred songs from morning til night over the previous three days. They sang of love and sex and drugs and beauty galore, of hellhounds, oceans, and midnight jokers, of the Land Down Under, and the moon bright on a treetop night. Singers sang about most everything human beings get up to and get down…

ENTERTAINMENT

“The Most Beautiful Boy in the World” – In the eye of the beholder [MOVIE REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

“The Most Beautiful Boy in the World” chronicles the early life of Björn Andrésen who had a pivotal role in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 film “Death in Venice.” At the time, much was made of Visconti’s world-wide search for a boy to play Tadzio, the obsession of middle-aged composer Gustav von Aschenbach played by Dirk Bogarde…

“Monsters Inside” – As well as out [TELEVISION REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

“Monsters Inside; The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan,” the new Netflix four-part docu-series on Billy Milligan, the sociopath with 24 personalities, attempts to cash in on the serial-criminal-content-trend so popular on streaming services. Directed by Olivier Magaton and written by Megaton and Brice Lambert, they spend four episodes detailing the troubled life of rapist and…

Old clothes in a new restaurant

By Richard Foss

My wife had gone to work on a casual Friday wearing a T-shirt and jeans, and her first question when she got home was, “I remember that we’re going out tonight – do I have to change clothes?” From the tone in her voice, I could tell that she hoped the answer was no. She…

R10 In Redondo Beach’s King Harbor is a name worth remembering

By Richard Foss

Hermosa had a bar and grill called Fat Face Fenner’s Falloon that everybody knew because once you heard the silly name, you remembered it. Other odd names were more problematic – BamBiBu was hilarious to anyone who understood Japanese puns, but forgettable by everyone else, and even the staff at Les Joues Hioux couldn’t agree…