and Best of Los Angeles

Best Eats Mariscos Guillen La Playita (Santa Monica): The best tacos anywhere, ever. I promise. Nick’s Deli (Seal Beach): A hole in a hole in the wall, Nick’s claims to be the inventor of the breakfast burrito, and after you try one, you’ll be a believer. It’s possibly the greatest surfer food known to mankind....

How Wonder Woman Fulfills the Thematic Promises of the DCEU

Wonder Woman is the best superhero film since The Dark Knight. It feels very odd to compare those two movies, and to make the claim that Wonder Woman has topped every one of the myriad superhero offerings audiences have been graced with since The Dark Knight bowed in 2008. After all, the superhero genre has...

NBA Draft-Day Trades: Winners and Losers

For NBA fans, draft day is a lot like Christmas. But on NBA Christmas, only the bad teams get gifts, while the good teams get the basketball player equivalents of coal (unless you’re the Celtics). And unlike a traditional gift exchange, trades are not just permitted, but encouraged. There’s no angry aunts or uncles to...

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Brick by brick: The Lego Movie is a breathtaking creation

Brick by brick: The Lego Movie is a breathtaking creation

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02/07/2014

Chris Pratt. Will Ferrell. Elizabeth Banks. Will Arnett. Morgan Freeman. Sounds like the recipe for a well narrated Television crossover Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development special, doesn’t it? But unfortunately for the world, this has not yet come to fruition. This is actually the cast list for The Lego Movie, the new animated feature from…

A Lakers Eulogy

A Lakers Eulogy

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02/06/2014

Being a Lakers fan used to be a lot of fun. Following the team into the playoffs year after year; watching Kobe light up the stage by making shots that I could have sworn were physically impossible; and studying the ways of Zen-master Phil Jackson all made being a fan of the Purple and Gold…

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

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02/06/2014

  This is a column from the February 6, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Major League Baseball did its part to help reduce the United States’ trade deficit before the end of 2013 by developing and executing a new posting system for Japanese players being traded out of Nippon Professional Baseball…

Deadbeats: She didn’t ring the alarm

Deadbeats: She didn’t ring the alarm

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02/06/2014

This column originally appeared in the Georgetown Voice. The online version can be found here. There are few things I enjoy more than counting down the days until one of my favorite bands releases their next full-length album. An album is a snapshot of an artist’s musical talent and style at a specific the time….

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

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02/06/2014

When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider the reality that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in…

Under the Covers: Narcoland prosecutes drug war

Under the Covers: Narcoland prosecutes drug war

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02/05/2014

This column was written for the print edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here. Early in January, 20 men dressed in uniforms of the Mexican Federal Police force and armed with AK-47s blocked off Anabel Hernández’s street in a quiet neighborhood of Mexico City. After scaring and bullying her neighbors into submission,…

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

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02/03/2014

[8tracks url=”http://8tracks.com/drvarg01/the-weekly-list-bombay-bicycle-club” ] Hi there! I’m Daniel Varghese, one of the current assistant leisure editors for the Voice. Welcome to Halftime, the new staff blog for Leisure and Sports. It’s a fun time, isn’t it? We’re super stoked about all the new content we’re going to get to post here. This week we’re going to…


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