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Posts Tagged ‘Moby’

Internet Privacy Documentary Gets Off to Roaring Start in Sonoma

After world premiering at SLAMdance in January, Cullen Hoback’s documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply re-upped on the film festival circuit this past weekend at the Sonoma International Film Festival. And in what is likely the first of several such prizes, it snagged the event’s Best Documentary Feature nod.

In the coming weeks, this scary look at how much Internet users typically give up when they accept website terms and conditions will screen at film festivals in Newport Beach (April 26-May 2), Toronto (April 26-May 3) and Belgium (May 4-8). Helping feed the buzz are the recognizable names up on screen:

Terms and Conditions May Apply features interviews with musician Moby, futurist Ray Kurzweil and science-fiction author Orson Scott Card, as well as a privacy-invading ambush of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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KCRW Halloween Masquerade Party Rocks Per Usual


Photo: Jeremiah Garcia

KCRW’s annual Masquerade party has pretty much become the go-to Halloween event of choice here in LA. Despite the origins of the flu, your humble Fishie was in attendance–with the assistance of ample amounts of Red Bull–and he’s happy to report this year did not disappoint.

Like last year, the event was held at the Legendary Park Plaza hotel across from MacArthur Park. Moby, Mariachi El Bronx, Dengue Fever and Milagres all played–and KCRW’s various DJs alternated sets throughout the night on four different stages. Moby’s performance was so crowded they blocked off the door and wouldn’t let anyone else in 30 minutes before he went on. So we missed the set. In lieu of a description, we’ll give you a great photo by Jeremiah Garcia after the jump.

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A-List Turnout for Kathy Freston’s Vegan Book Party


For most of us ink-stained wretches, throwing a book party in Los Angeles during a torrential downpour would whittle the attendees down to single digits. But when Arianna Huffington and Wendi Murdoch (yes, wife of Rubert) host such an event, everyone grabs an umbrella and braves the rain.

Friday night’s event, hosted at Arianna’s Brentwood home, was held in honor of Kathy Freston‘s newest book, “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change The World.” Notable guests included Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Moby, Frances Fisher, Lorne Michaels, and Rob Reiner. So naturally, there was plenty of starfuckery going on. This fishie was making polite conversation with an elderly gentleman when he abruptly shoved me out of the way to get to Marla Maples. Remember her? Other 90′s flashbacks in attendance included Elizabeth Berkley, Tracey Ullman, Candice Bergen, and Oliver Stone.

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Hearst Heiress Gets Nude For BlackBook‘s Room Shoot

‘I can’t think of anything less fun than running a newspaper’

Looking for a magazine that defines random? Simply stay at any Thompson hotel and pick up the 96-page debut issue of Room 100, a custom publication by Black Book produced for … wait for it … the Thompson Hotel group.

In it, you’ll find Hearst family heiress-cum-model Lydia Hearst completely nude discussing the state of the newspaper industry. Naturally: “I can’t think of anything less fun than running a newspaper. I get my news off the internet.” The rest of the profile, though, is tough to take. See, she’s just like us civilians:

Hearst-Shaw has a hereditary work ethic, in evidence beyond getting up at ungodly hours to be primped and photographed for Heatherette, Louis Vuitton, Clinique and the like.

In his editor’s letter, Steve Garbarino namechecks everyone from Andy Warhol to William S. Burroughs to Hunter Thompson to Hemingway to Mark Twain — because, as you know, writers do love boutique hotels.

Also included in the issue: an Adrien Brody poolside pictorial, a Moby-led jaunt through the Lower East Side, an interview with Warhol photographer Christopher Makos, an errant profile of Siberia Bar owner-outlaw Tracy Westmoreland, and an oral history of the Whisky a Go Go.