Category: "Punch Pick"

Punch Pick for DineL.A.: The Royce Steakhouse at Langham Hotel, Pasadena

On your marks. Get set. Dig in for dineLA! There’s no better motivation to try a new restaurant than during dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week from January 19 – February 1. The best thing about dineL.A.? It’s easy on the wallet (i.e. go to those fancy restaurants now!) because participating restaurants offer specially priced prix-fixe lunch and […]

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Punch Pick: BOYHOOD

To experience Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is to have courtside seats to this captivating thing we call life — and to watch up close, a boy become a man. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD breaks cinematic ground by following the trial and tribulations of a child named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane […]

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Punch Picks: Where to Get Your Drink On This 4th of July

Looking for a watering hole to get patriotic this 4th of July? Here are some of the hottest dining and drinking spots in LA to rock your red, white, and blue. Have fun, and please, for the love of America, use Uber! FRED 62 You can’t get more classic American than a hamburger and a […]

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Punch Pick: THE PRETTY ONE

Imagine, for a moment, someone with the exact DNA as you exists. She has the same birthdate, the same parents, and the same physical features as you. She’s your identical twin, your mirror, and you share all of your life experiences with her, including the death of your mother. You are reflected in her, and […]

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See BLACKFISH, Boycott SEAWORLD

BLACKFISH, the documentary, started with a question — a feeling of something “not being right” — surrounding the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by an orca during a performance in 2010: I remember asking someone why an orca — a highly intelligent animal — would attack its trainer or essentially ‘bite […]

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Voyage Vixens Host Travel Writing Workshop at Writer’s Junction, November 8th

Love to travel? Ever wondered how to get paid to travel by writing about it? The Voyage Vixens and author Erin Bryne invite you to join them this Friday night at the Writer’s Junction in Santa Monica. Journalists Lanee Lee and Lindsay Taub of the female-centric travel blog, VoyageVixens.com will be sharing inside tips and […]

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Punch Pick: “Falling” by Deanna Jent

When my cousin – an LA theatre veteran – invited me to see “a play about autism,” I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant. I’m not a big theatre-goer, though I love the arts and appreciate great live talent no matter the genre. It’s just that most of the time plays seem to drag […]

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Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System – Nov 15 & 16

WOMEN IN FILM & TV DISCUSS HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD After more than 100 years of filmmaking, women still face significant challenges in the entertainment industry. This two-day conference, held at Pepperdine University, will feature over 20 industry professionals sharing their own struggles and triumphs in Hollywood, tips on breaking the glass ceiling, and how […]

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in SoCal Oct 30 and Nov 1