All Your Retro Needs Are Here!

Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Beck, one of the instrument’s great contemporary practitioners, died last week of lung cancer at a hospice in Danbury, CT, a few days before his 63rd birthday. Throughout his career, Beck, who recorded frequently for the New Bedford-based WCS label, worked with some of the very biggest names in jazz and […]


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TIKI OASIS 2008

Voodoo Vacation on Zombie Island Tiki lovers, retro-fanatics, and lovers of pop culture kitsch can experience a full weekend of live exotica and classic surf tunes, peruse art and imbibe tropical cocktails poolside at the eighth annual Tiki Oasis extravaganza, happening August 14th-17th in sunny San Diego. The festivities kick off on Friday night with live music performances […]


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SCI-FI CINEMA CONTINUED

In the second installment from Will Viharo’s three-part series on vintage sci-fi cinema, our intrepid B-movie buff delves deep into the vaults of classic science fiction filmmaking to uncover the good, the bad and the downright corny. Get ready to go where only diehard science fiction fans have gone before!


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1930s FASHION REVIVAL

Vintage fashions are often the inspiration for modern styles, and top designers continually adapt classic looks for the catwalk. Remember the introduction of skinny jeans? So 1980s. The A-line dresses in stores this past spring? Totally ’60s, luv. And this fall, several designers are looking to the dazzling Depression Era designs of the 1930s.


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CLASSIC SCI-FI FILMS

In the first of this three-part series, B-movie conoisseur Will Viharo ventures into the vaults of vintage sci-fi cinema to highlight the best in classic spaceship celluloid . This isn’t just a lesson in cinematic history, it’s a look deep into the collective American psyche in the mid-20th century. Get ready to blast off into uncharted realms known only to diehard science fiction fans.


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TIKI MUSIC AND MORE

Tiki lovers will descend on The American Cinemateque’s famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from July 25-26 for an Enchanted Tiki Luau Blow-Out, featuring the classic films FAIR WIND TO JAVA (1953), ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1941) and HER JUNGLE LOVE (1938), a luau dinner, musical entertainment, and vendors hawking exotic tiki wares.


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