The Library of America blog has an essay and an excerpt from Joan Didion’s “L.A. Noir.” “Around Division 47, Los Angeles Municipal Court, the downtown courtroom where, for eleven weeks during the spring and summer of 1989, a preliminary hearing was held to determine if the charges brought […]
Writer, musician and friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman has passed away. Todd was author of Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of Bollywood Action Cinema in the 1970s (FAB, 2015) as well as the SF Punk Trio, a trilogy of young adult novels featuring punk teens in 1970s […]
The Getty Museum explores the Queer legacy of 3909 Sunset Boulevard. “Now designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the address is most remembered as the site of The Black Cat, which opened as a gay bar in 1966 with a pool table and a jukebox stocked with […]
Daniel Chong talks about We Bare Bears with Datebook. “While We Bare Bears is beloved globally, particularly in Asia, for its funny, wholesome cuddliness, Daniel Chong — the Berkeley creator of the show who set it in the Bay Area after the formative period he spent while working […]
At KPBS, Beth Accomando interviews Jay Patrick about non-James Bond spy movies and Nora Flore about screwball comedies to watch during quarantine! (PS. They’re all friends of the Gutter, so’s you know).
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films […]