Daily Archive: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscar foreign language film nominees decry fanaticism in U.S.

Asghar Farhadi, who wrote and directed ‘The Salesman.’ Iran’s entry for best foreign-language film, said he would not attend the Oscars in response to President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of some countries from entering the U.S..(Photo: Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images) The heavy political overtones accompanying this year’s Academy Awards became evident in advance of

Miss Fountain Valley Pageant returns to runway

A lot has happened since Jessica Matthews was crowned Miss Fountain Valley in 2015. For one, the miss is now a missus after the BYU student married Nick Austin; former Miss Fountain Valley Aimee Le is now in medical school; and the organization that presents the pageant finally has its nonprofit status. The event has

AFI mixes it up at the Wiltern

Coming straight off of three sold-out nights at the Observatory North Park in San Diego, rock band AFI kicked off two more sold-out shows at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday night. Out in support of its 10th studio album, a self-titled release also known as “The Blood Album,” which dropped on Jan. 20,