Julia Prescott

Disneyland

How I Survived Disneyland on Five Dollars

Unless you have a hook-up, the price of a single-day ticket for Disneyland is now $185. So here's your way of staying well-fed on only $5.
Julia Prescott
9.26.17
Film

'The Big Lebowski' Saved This Guy's Life

Will Russell was depressed, homeless, and down on his luck until he came up with the idea to start a festival for "The Big Lebowski" fans. Since this, his life has been on the upswing.
Julia Prescott
4.29.15
Film

We Saw the World's First Throne Made Out of 'Jerry Maguire' VHS Tapes

The brains behind Maguirewatch built a throne out of their 7,489 copies of <i>Jerry Maguire</i> in Los Angeles in August of this year. It's the first time their whole collection has been together since they started the project.
Julia Prescott
10.7.14
Film

A Documentary on the Aborted Nicolas Cage/Tim Burton Superman Movie Is Coming Soon

Whatever happened to <i>Superman Lives</i>? Jon Schnepp wanted to find out the real story behind the failed Tim Burton movie, so he made a documentary about it.
Julia Prescott
9.25.14
Stuff

TED Talk Parodies Are Now Lamer than TED Talks

We already know the TED Talk tropes, from the aggro-dudes, to the overly maudlin family stories, and the form just endures. Rehashing what's wrong with the lame ones is a waste of everyone's time.
Julia Prescott
7.8.14
Stuff

If You Want Live Theater in LA, the Best You Can Hope for Is a Tarantino Musical

His work is so busy applauding other people’s work, that it seems only fitting that a celebration of his pop culture cut-and-paste meanderings would be spooled together for our live theater viewing pleasure in a town that’s constantly talking about how...
Julia Prescott
6.13.14
Film

LA's Best Art House Theater Had a 24-Hour Telethon

The Cinefamily, an organization dedicated to exhibiting interesting and hard-to-find films, had its annual telethon last weekend in Los Angeles. Miranda July, Tim Heidecker, Mike Judge, and more came out to help keep the group's activities funded.
Julia Prescott
12.17.13
Travel

I Went to a Pokémon Musical

I figured I'd be experiencing off-key voices, patchy dialogue, and terrible dance moves. I was prepared for a room of sweaty nerds resting solely on their references. But this was actually a terrific night of theater magic.
Julia Prescott
9.24.13
Music

Do Squeaky-Clean Child Pop Stars Even Matter Anymore?

With the recent Miley Cyrus reputation-burning VMAs performance, one wonders if there is a sustainability and need for squeaky-clean pop stars. Do these kids realize that kid hip-hop acts like Matty B may just be a waiting room for a latex-bikini phase?
Julia Prescott
8.27.13
Travel

There Was a Harry Potter Craft Fair in Los Angeles

One of the strangest things in Los Angeles is its “Harry Potter store" on Wilshire Boulevard. Whimsic Alley, as it’s officially called, continues to draw in fans years since the last book hit shelves, or the last movie hit theaters. It's like the real...
Julia Prescott
8.8.13
Travel

Things Nobody Cares About at Comic-Con

There’s plenty to love about Comic Con. The sense that you’re participating with your generation and the validation granted by other convention-goers as they smile dutifully to you in passing is great. There’s also a heap that the majority of attendees...
Julia Prescott
7.21.13
Stuff

I Went to a Sound Bath (and It Was Totally Lame)

Yep, a “sound bath.” The name alone baffles people. Before I went I imagined an empty room with several people lying down, experiencing sound waves that felt like Mother Nature orgasming through your eardrums. What I actually experienced? Smelly feet...
Julia Prescott
7.1.13
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