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Lisa Derrick

About Me:
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.
 
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About Me:
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

Late Night: My Ding-a-Ling

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Chuck Berry just wants some of that rock’n'roll music while he plays with his ding-a-ling–and really who can blame him? In 1980 at height of punk rock Jet Lag magazine, a punk zine asked Berry for his opinions of some of the biggest punk bands around and the results are hilarious.

FDL Movie Night: The American Brew

By: Monday July 7, 2014 4:59 pm

Beer! This miraculous beverage is actually more American than apple pie, and its history is linked inextricably with our country’s. Tonight’s guest, director Roger Sherman, a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, brings us The American Brew a fine crafted, bubbly film with depth and flavor that explores our nation’s relationship with beer.

FDL Movie Night Preview: “American Brew”

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 1:01 pm

Monday night’s film The American Brew marks the return of director Roger Sherman to FDL Movie Night. He’s a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, and his  documentaries have won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and two Academy Award nominations.

Late Night: Being the Cool Jerk

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 8:00 pm

A new study from Columbia Business School shows that, in general–at least during negotiations–most people don’t have a clue how they come across. (The study didn’t go into gender splits, that could have be extra interesting.)

FDL Movie Night: Getting Back to Abnormal

By: Monday June 30, 2014 4:59 pm

Tonight’s documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal, dives into to the messy issues of race and politics in post-Katrina New Orleans. Our guests tonight–Producers/Directors Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler and Andrew Kolker–tackle the subject by focusing on the pivotal 2010 city council race for District B. Incumbent Stacy Head, the first white Councilperson from District B in 31 years, was elected in 2006 and has faced charges of racism. Her opponent, Corey Watson is an African-American preacher and the son of a powerful pastor who has no problem telling his congregants that there is no separation between church and state because God owns them both.

Late Night: Glow Little Glow Worm

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:00 pm

I love stuff that glows in the dark! How about glow-in-the-dark Jell-O? Yes, you can use it with Jell-O shots, but you need a black light. I recently got glow-in the-dark paint for the garden and felt like the Red Queen having her knights paint the roses red.

FDL Movie Night: L.A. Aboriginal

By: Monday June 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Dave Tourjé is a freaking force of nature–an unstoppable creative giant. The Los Angeles native (thus the title of tonight’s film, L.A. Aboriginal) lives and breathes art. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles, Dave grew up as a skater and surfer stimulated by the vibrant colors and energy of a neighborhood rich in Latin American immigrant culture with a history of hot rods, low riders and early motocross riding. His family was involved in art and encouraged him to draw and paint.

Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Cheese!

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

If the FDA’s latest incursion into our god(s)-given rights to eat fermented, aged, and bacteria-laden milk, has you cheesed off, you can let the White House know.

FDL Movie Night: In the Shadow

By: Monday June 9, 2014 4:59 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed, co-written and co-produced by tonight’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in  the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of  that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

This is not a traditional horror movie in the slasher/gore vein. It is deeper, more supernatural and psychological in nature, raising questions about the price we pay for the things we love the most. It is also shot in lush, vibrant, saturated colors contrasting the island’s beauty with the story’s dark subject matter.

FDL Movie Night Preview: In the Shadow

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 6:44 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed and co-written and co-produced by Monday’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

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