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How Zankou Chicken has Survived for More than 50 Years

Few natives to Los Angeles don’t know about Zankou. It’s a restaurant in California that serves expertly roasted chicken, seasoned with local spices. The result is a perfect combination of juicy meat and crispy skin. But how does that fit in with health conscious LA? There are a few reasons why Zankou has survived for half a century in the competitive landscape that is Los Angeles.

Healthy Food

Zankou uses fresh ingredients, avoids GMOs …

Celebrity Hair Fashions

Kate Beckinsale recently changed her dark hair to blonde; it’s still worn in the same style. She was spotted while on vacation.

Lauren Conrad changed her hair so that it’s darker and shorter, with a little more curl. She displayed this new look at a Covergirl event. Kristin Ess, Lauran’s hair stylist, stated that she was tired of her blonde color and was inspired by the looks of Jessica Biel and Mila Kunis.

Kim Kardashian …

Kirk Douglas’ Philosophies on Acting

By Phineas Upham

Kirk Douglas, who is 98, was known to be one of the most compulsive workers in Hollywood throughout his career. He expected his actors and crew members to match that level of intensity, which could be physically taxing to the unprepared. Douglas had almost a youthful exuberance to his time on set, which he credited as part of the drive to leave his hometown of Amsterdam, New York.

A very demanding individual, …

Six Reasons to Choose a Top Makeup Artistry School

Written by the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry.

Choosing to attend a school for makeup artistry can be a life-altering experience. Attending a makeup school puts students on a path to a rewarding career in various fields of makeup artistry. Finding the right school gives you the opportunity to learn from skilled faculty while learning the skills you’ll need to excel in your chosen profession. Here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea …

How to Write a Scene

Any well-constructed scene is thoroughly conscious of one major component: time. Too much time can make a subtle glance seem to drag on, while too little can feel like being whisked away. The audience may not be able to follow when the pacing is too fast. It also leaves plot holes. If you feel like your scene is at a standstill, or you don’t know what to write, use these tips to help you move …

How to Make Rain in Movies

Rain can be an important dramatic effect, but it’s one of the most difficult to capture on film visually. Rain adds tension, and it can help highlight the mood of a particular sequence. Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption, and a host of other classic films of almost every genre have incorporated rain into their productions to add drama and make the world more believable.

So, what’s the movie magic behind this particular trick? Read …

Highest Paid Celebrities

donald_trump ryan seacrest Who made more money last year Donald Trump or Ryan Seacrest? Recently the highest paid celebrities list was announced by a popular magazine Forbes. The #1 was no surprise, Oprah Winfrey and the #2 was Michael Jackson's estate. A surprise was at #3 which was AC/DC. READ MORE

How to Make Your First Film

Do you want to be a filmmaker? Do you have a cell phone or a camera? Making your first film is one of the simplest things you can do, and it’s a great introduction into filmmaking. You need an idea to begin, so aim for something simple. Less King Kong, more Pixar short. You can work on adding bells and whistles in later films, but this is something you can do in less than a …

Three Reasons to Say Yes to Vintage Tableware

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques

It’s time to purchase new tableware, but that doesn’t mean it has to be recently made. A growing number of people are making the switch from contemporary tableware pieces to vintage dinnerware and collections. Here are three reasons you might want to do the same.

Quality Matters

If you’re craving a collection of fine china and tableware, consider going vintage. Few contemporary tableware lines can match the quality and craftsmanship …

Tips on Applying Makeup for Film

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry

Working as a makeup artist in the film or TV industry can be very exciting. But it also comes with a unique set of challenges. The hours are long, the work is diverse, and time isn’t always on your side. But it doesn’t mean you can’t master your job. Whether you’re still attending makeup school or a recent graduate, here are a few tips on how to apply …