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Falling people public art in LA subway station. (at Civic Center (Los Angeles Metro station))

Falling people public art in LA subway station. (at Civic Center (Los Angeles Metro station))

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Buzz Aldrin's New Mission: Life On Mars

I just interviewed Buzz Aldrin for work. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan was standing a few feet away, and we were at a landmark Beverly Hills house best known for standing in as Jackie Treehorn’s pad in The Big Lebowski. Aldrin is in his eighties and more spry and active than most people half his age. And the interview turned out great.

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Jimmy Carr is by no means the first person to run into trouble putting on a gig in Dubai. In the 90s there were attempts to stage a Cure concert in the Emirate. All was going well - tickets selling briskly, venue booked - until the Ministry of Culture asked to hear some of the band’s songs.

'Killing an Arab' was the first song on the CD unthinkingly sent from London by the record label. The concert was cancelled.

FYI: Russell Brand intended to kick off his Messiah Complex world tour in Abu Dhabi last year. As soon as the authorities got wind of what he would be discussing, plug pulled.

Popbitch explains the difficulties of setting up concerts in Dubai.

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Downtown #losangeles s is an amazing fount of world class art deco #architecture. Grok this waiting room in Union Station for an easy example. (at Union Station (Los Angeles))

Downtown #losangeles s is an amazing fount of world class art deco #architecture. Grok this waiting room in Union Station for an easy example. (at Union Station (Los Angeles))

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