Geek Out at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas


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Austinites! Those visiting Austin on business! Don’t commit the geek sacrilege of not paying a visit to the famous Mondo Gallery, featuring a mix of original artwork and limited edition screen prints.  Continue reading


Los Angeles Restaurant Critic’s Top Picks Of 2012

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Looking for some recommendations for individual eats during your stay in Los Angeles? Check out these picks by an LATimes restaurant critic, his favorite LA foods of 2012. Continue reading

The Wire Review: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

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What sojourn to Los Angeles would be complete without visiting one of the many museums celebrating the city’s multicultural history? In this first entry in Metrosetter Wire’s The Wire Review, I review the famed La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, one of the most well-known multicultural museums in the city, and perhaps one of the best Mexican-American museums in the country. Continue reading

New Beverly Cinema: 35mm Prints Screened Every Day in LA

Grindhouse, Revival, Classic, Cult Movie TheatreVisiting Los Angeles? Thinking of catching a flick, but nothing is tickling your fancy at the multiplexes?  Head straight to the New Beverly Cinema on any given day of the week — there’s a 99% chance you’ll find something playing that you would never be able to see on the big screen elsewhere. (And very often, screenings are coupled with Q&As with the filmmakers!) Continue reading

Local Austin Bookstore for Poetry Fans

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Have a few hours off? Are you a poetry fanatic? A bibliophile? If you answered yes to any of those questions, head on down to Write Bloody, the newest independent bookstore owned by Derrick Brown, who also runs the label and printing press of the same name. Support the printed word! Continue reading