Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

“Kieler Street” – Definitely not the street where you live [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Kieler Street” – Definitely not the street where you live [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Kieler Street,” could be subtitled “Norwegian Desperate Criminals” as a take on the American series about how sinister could look so normal on Wisteria Lane. A creation from the minds of Stig Frode Henriksen, Jesper Sundnes, and Patrik Syversen, who also directed a number of the episodes, “Kieler Street” is in the […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Hosted by {pages}, Nicole Wachell discusses her new novel on Thursday

Hosted by {pages}, Nicole Wachell discusses her new novel on Thursday

Meeting the man in the mirror Local author and teacher discusses her new novel on Thursday by way of {pages}: a bookstore by Bondo Wyszpolski Nicole Wachell is in her 12th year teaching English at Mira Costa High School. She’s also co-chair of the department. But when we met last week at Polliwog Park it […]

 Neely Swanson

“Special Division” – Not so very [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Special Division” – Not so very [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Special Division,” the new offering on MHz Choice is a made-in-Armenia police procedural. This series aims to be all things to all people, using every American cop show as an influence, but, sadly, not very well. There is a “special division” within the capital city police force; it is unclear why it […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Clayton Kershaw goes the distance

Clayton Kershaw goes the distance

Kershaw teams up with Skechers shoes, Zislis Group beer Dodger Ace loosens up with Manhattan Beach businesses beer, shoes by Bondo Wyszpolski The Los Angeles Dodgers have once again entered the post-season playoffs, and the first team they’re facing is the Milwaukee Brewers. Which presently brings to mind Clayton Kershaw. Why is that? A pitcher […]

 Neely Swanson

“Agents of Chaos” – Ignore at the peril of democracy [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Agents of Chaos” – Ignore at the peril of democracy [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Agents of Chaos” is a two-part documentary brought to us by Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief;” The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”). It tackles the insidious and widespread transmission of false information to sow discord in the foundations of […]

 Neely Swanson

“Utopia” – Not exactly [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Utopia” – Not exactly [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Utopia” is a new 8 part series premiering on Amazon written by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects) based on the BBC series of the same name written and created by Dennis Kelly. The BBC series of 2013-14 was highly regarded. HBO originally bought the rights for an American remake but nothing […]

 Neely Swanson

“Les Sauvages” – Not just who you think

“Les Sauvages” – Not just who you think

by Neely Swanson “Les Sauvages (The Savages),” the French series premiering on “Topic” (topic.com), a new streaming platform, is a not to be missed political thriller that will put you on high-alert, not just emotionally but also intellectually. “Les Sauvages,” a mini-series in 6 parts, tackles nothing less than the political significance and intersection of […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

PV Art Center highlights Belgian post-impressionist Paul Martel

PV Art Center highlights Belgian post-impressionist Paul Martel

Color was the soul of his painting Belgian post-impressionist Paul Martel’s online art show by Bondo Wyszpolski The Palos Verdes Art Center has been very good to Paul Martel, the Belgian Post-Impressionist painter, born in 1879, who fell out of the game, so to speak, when he and his American-born wife Muriel returned to America, […]