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FROM FKA TWIGS TO KANYE WEST, 8 ACTS NOT TO MISS AT L.A’S FYF FEST
Any music festival that is dubbed “Fuck Yeah Fest” and seamlessly combines hip-hop, electronic dance and mellow indie-rock artists gets my vote for top summer festivals this year. The brain child of Sean Carlson, who was 18 at the time when he came up with the genius idea with friends, is now in its 12th year and is arguably SoCal’s most authentic and heterogenous festivals, if not in the whole country.
PLAYBOY COMEDY NIGHT: ARDEN MYRIN— ‘VEGAS STRIP CLUBS’
Arden Myrin talks about the ugly side behind Vegas casinos and strip clubs at Playboy Comedy Night. For more of the night head here.
WORD ON THE STREET: WILL DONALD TRUMP BEAT HILLARY CLINTON?
We went out into the streets of Hollywood and pretended Donald Trump won the Republican nomination—which will actually take place in July 2016—and asked unsuspecting people if they think he’ll beat Hillary Clinton (who is also not currently the Democratic nominee). The answers are passionate.
HUNTING NINTENDO’S ADDICTIVE NEW COLLECTIBLES IS A FULL-TIME OBSESSION
“Just the one, dude, and you’re the third person to call,” the store clerk says over the phone. I’m five minutes away—more or less spitting distance. But I’m on the other side of the highway, and it’ll take some doing to get there. “Better hurry if you want it—first come, first served,” he tells me.
SEX, VAMPIRES AND PIZZA: CATCHING UP WITH ‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’ DIRECTOR ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
Robert Rodriguez has accomplished a lot in Hollywood — build his own movie studio, launch three franchises (El Mariachi, Spy Kids and Sin City), and start his own TV network, El Rey — without every having to leave his native Texas. These days, Rodriguez is splitting his time between running El Rey, directing episodes of his TV shows like Matador and From Dusk Till Dawn (the second season of which premieres Aug. 25) and prepping to direct the live-action feature version of the ‘60s cartoon classic Jonny Quest.
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