Month: June 2010

WAV: a Solution to the Artist’s Condition

Many talented artists spend their careers struggling with overpriced gallery space, shortage of funds, and lack of recognition. Enter the Working Artists Ventura, or WAV — a work/live space for artists who need affordable housing and studio space to display their work.


Off the Racks: ‘Minty’ Fresh

While surfing the Web for comics, I ended up at the Secret Acres Web site. “What’s this?” I asked, “Talking fruit working in an office?” I was immediately hooked by their painfully awkward moments and realistic humor. And thus began my affair with Melanie “Minty” Lewis.


‘Splice’: Bringing Up Baby, With a Twist

‘Splice’ is a modern take on the Mary Shelley classic, albeit with young, way-too-cool hipster lover scientists. Even their apartment looks like it was decorated by ‘Giant Robot’ magazine. But the normal fears of raising a child escalate to horror in the altered DNA of this sci-fi flick.