Lev Anderson: on Fishbone

Lev Anderson: on Fishbone

Ice-T, Gwen Stefani, Tim Robbins, George Clinton and Branford Marsalis walk into a bar and go over to the jukebox. Chances are they all agree to play some Fishbone… but have trouble finding a track.   Despite industry-wide consent that Fishbone is one of the most original, influential and badass bands of the last 25 years, too few know their [...]

November 1, 2012 at 5:26 am 0 comments

Gaylen Ross: on Memory

Gaylen Ross: on Memory

Do you remember…? If you’re fortunate, you do. Memory is an indispensable tool, but one, too often, we take for granted. When Caris Corfman suffered a brain tumor, she survived yet her short-term memory did not. This would be a blow to anyone, but when your career, your passion is acting — a job dependent on the memorization of lines [...]

October 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

Lynn Shelton: on Artistic vision

Lynn Shelton: on Artistic vision

Lynn Shelton is the next great American director, according to Deadspin. And whether you are ready to embrace the hyperbole or not, it is inarguable the Seattle-based filmmaker has carved her name on the festival circuit, and beyond, by being true to her own distinct aesthetic. Lynn has created an extended family of movie-makers who share her passion for honest, [...]

June 26, 2012 at 8:30 am 0 comments

Lynn Shelton: on Artistic vision

Lynn Shelton: on Artistic vision

Lynn Shelton is the next great American director, according to Deadspin. And whether you are ready to embrace the hyperbole or not, it is inarguable the Seattle-based filmmaker has carved her name on the festival circuit, and beyond, by being true to her own distinct aesthetic. Lynn has created an extended family of movie-makers who share her passion for honest, [...]

June 26, 2012 at 8:30 am 0 comments

Suicide is painless?

Suicide is painless?

Well, at the very least, lyrically, suicide does bring on many changes. And while the suicidal can take or leave it as they please, that does not account for those impacted by their choices, whether loved ones or… relatives. In fact, even talking about suicide can be too much for some people. Granted, it is a sensitive topic for those [...]

May 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Tom Shadyac: on A Better World

Tom Shadyac: on A Better World

If life ain’t a bowl of cherries, what the heck is it? Filmmaker (and reformed capitalist) Tom Shadyac visits The High Bar and has a far-ranging conversation with host Warren Etheredge about what’s wrong with Hollywood, what’s right with the world, and how we can all not just get along, but thrive when we prioritize properly. Step 1: Watch this [...]

January 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm 4 comments

Lorenzo Pisoni: on Life in the circus

Lorenzo Pisoni: on Life in the circus

Clowning is serious business. In fact, it can be deadly serious. But with a smile, a pratfall or a well-timed sandbag drop, the weeks, months and years of training can pay off with big laughs and delighted audiences. Just ask the folks who have seen Lorenzo Pisoni’s trouser-splitting one-man show, Humor Abuse, now playing at The American Conservatory in San [...]

October 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm 1 comment

Jodie Foster: on Mental Health

Jodie Foster: on Mental Health

With The Beaver recently released to DVD, now might be a perfect time to revisit Jodie Foster’s incisive chat with Warren on Mental Health.

August 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Duncan Jones: on Existence

Duncan Jones on Existence

If I could travel back in time, I would urge more folks to see MOON, Duncan Jones‘ debut, hard sci-fi feature that melded the cinematic sensibilities of Peter Hyams and Tarkovsky. MOON is far superior and thoughtful entertainment to movies made with twenty times the budget. Today, I needn’t bend the space-time continuum as Duncan’s second movie, SOURCE CODE plays [...]

August 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm 7 comments

Howard Jacobson: on Being Jewish

Howard Jacobson: on Being Jewish

You’ve got to love a Booker Prize winner who can joke about Samuel Coleridge, bowel cancer and the mispronunciation of chutzpah over drinks at The High Bar. Howard Jacobson (The Finkler Question) trades quips and insights with Warren Etheredge, kibitzing about Phillip Roth, self-loathing and the London Olympics logo. Join them as they raise a toast to and raise the [...]

August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm 2 comments

Brian Stelter: on Journalism

Brian Stelter: on Journalism

There may be no bad press but there has certainly been plenty of bad news for the folks who work in the newspaper business. Brian Stelter, the wunderkind blogger turned ace reporter for The New York Times, visits The High Bar to raise a toast to and raise the bar for… Journalism. While knocking back beers, he and Warren debate [...]

August 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm 4 comments