Articles by Mike Maynard
This stuff is so good, it should be against the law to ship it across state lines.
This is an almond lovers dream and a berry lovers as well, now that I think about it.
Another durable and rugged G-Shock carries on the family name.
Make an appointment with designer Nataya at her new Melrose salon, and you will be greeted with Italian coffee - and very possibly lunch or dinner.
"Wow, so this is what Paris Hilton's closet must look like."
This is one you will definitely add to your recipe collection
A flan recipe that is as easy as they come to prepare.
There is nothing like citrus to cool down a hot day.
Just when you thought the fashion frenzy was over!!!!!
3 Feet Of Fresh January Snow In Big Bear Over 550 Acres Of Canyons At Bear Mountain Are Open! The Only SuperPipe In SoCal Is Just Days Away From Opening!
January is the time to come up to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to enjoy incredible conditions, uncrowded slopes, great deals, parties and contests.
Mammoth, originally established as a gold mining town, gained prominence for another kind of treasure-its incredible skiing terrain and the staggering beauty of the Eastern Sierra.
Big bear mountain resorts receives a huge holiday present -over 18 inches of snow!
Whether cutting firewood or felling small trees, the MS 210 C is an ideal chain saw for homeowners and occasional users. With the new Easy2Start system, these jobs can be completed easier right from the start.
The BG 55 blower clears every fallen leaf and blade of grass in the garden and near the house and yard.
It's super powerful, all right. It's not toxic, like chemical drain cleaners (Drano, Liquid-Plumr), and that's a good thing, because it takes practice. After a couple of uses you will be a regular pro.
The long-awaited redesigned 2005 sixth-generation Corvette is simply the best, most comfortable high-performance sports car for the money.
Omaha Steaks is back for round 2 of the great steak review.
As everyone with at least one major remaining sense knows, E3 just invaded Los Angeles and Hollywood like an all consuming storm.
FlashTrax XT IS everything you need for entertainment in one small package.
Japanese love a good obento, which is a select assortment of traditional delicacies served in a bento box, a compartmentalized tray with high walls to prevent intermingling of foodstuffs.
The rather oddly styled Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't as racy as some rivals. But the Eclipse coupe and convertible compensate by providing comfort, refinement and fast acceleration when equipped with the available V6.
Bill Gates finally gave us an upclose look at his new game console at the 2005 E3 convention in Los Angeles this past week. Taking it one step closer to being the next big thing to arrive on the gameing scene.
Now you can really play like your at the races.
The 2004-2005 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro packs exactly what its name suggests - a 3.2L engine powering all four wheels.
Audi did a good job upgrading its restyled, upscale mid-2005 A4 sedan and station wagon, but gave it an over-the-top grille that might even be called "ugly or unatractive."
A Cajun specialty brought to the masses.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - The Revenge of the Sith, brings this timeless epic full circle.
Look no further for a clear insight into the 2005-2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi.
Like it or loth it, Audis new look is going big.
The Maxtor Ultra 7200 series 250GB hard drive has a lot going for it. The internal drive is speedy and whisper quiet, and it has a relatively lower cost per gigabyte compared to that of the competition.
New Grille Collection Debuts from STRUT¢ Designed Exclusively for the Lincoln Navigator.
Mention Jamaica to any non-Jamaican and immediately he or she will respond Bob Marley! Reggae music! No problem mon! Or Jerk cooking.
Rad! Cool! Phat! This describes the happenings at the vibrantly colorful, creative, inviting and artistic EZ New Web Laundromat and Cafe in East Culver City.
Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, and Vandal Hearts are all great games that have set the stage for the tactical, turn-based RPG genre.
Have you ever seen a bullet split down its center by a sword? You will if you watch the introductory video to Samurai Western.
The classic adventure game disappeared for a while. It's still partially hidden behind the heavyweight FPS and RTS genres, but they're making a little bit more of a ruckus than they used to.
In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports competition in Los Angeles through 2009.
Now you cant get much less complicated than this. You take a chefs fork, which everyone needs when you are grilling anyways. Add a super smart thermometer that tells you exactly when your entree is cooked to perfection every time. You have the professional-grade chef's fork from Brookstone.
Horror movies are the new flavor of the moment, with every style out now from "The Amityville Horror" to "Sin City" to the upcoming "House of Wax",now there's one more to add to the roster: "Mindhunters".
Excalibur Electronics was great enough to send us another package here at LA Splash Magazine with some of there cool electronic gadgets, that are a must for anyone on the go, or for that matter staying at home.
During a time when films are mass produced, modern screenplays often lack originality and sometimes are just not well performed. Luckily for film goers there is a bright point in the movie world as Disney emerges with characters that are real and relatable.
This will take all the guess work out of cooking meat for anyone.
This is the most detailed and in-depth business plan software that I have come across. If you are thinking about a new business venture any time soon I would definitely recommend this software to any one from top level executives to beginners starting something out of their basement.
The new Video DVD discs include a special coating (called VideoGuard) that protects the discs, as well as a video box for each disc. Verbatim claims that the discs will be 40 times more resistant to damage from scratching than existing discs. So
Hoover releases thier newest bagless upright.
This design is so much better than traditional mopping. Think about it. After you put your clean mop into your soapy water and swish it around on the floor, all that dirty water is now on the mop. Then you stick the mop back into the bucket of water, and now all that dirt is floating around in the water. This machine completely eliminates that problem.
The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world and showcases more than 150 of the world's top athletes competing in Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard.
Adobe has taken two sibling applications, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Album, and combined them into a single solution that will meet all the needs of budding digital photographers.
Road warriors looking to maximize productivity even while holed up in a two-star motel room in Nebraska will swoon over Visioneer's new Strobe XP 100.
The Stylus Verve combines a 4.0-megapixel CCD image sensor with Olympus exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO¢, which significantly enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid startup, shutter release and playback.
You wouldn't notice the XP 200 was on your desk, if you didn't use it every day.
The show holds your attention throughout. Pieces are all short, and the overall performance just over an hour in length, so it packs quite an intense punch.
Small enough to fit in a standard shirt sleeve pocket with more than room to spare, Verbatims new 2.1GB Store n Go USB HD Drive offers over two gigs of storage in a portable hard drive.
Theres actually more going on under the surface than the numbers would have you believe.
Lush Beauty Boutique hosts almost 400 guests as well as Englands Hottest Talent Exports, West Coast Editors and Starlets Galore
How did celebrities celebrate the Oscars? Who showed up at Sir Elton John?s after Oscar party?
Yankel finds his efforts are in vain when he discovers his daughter has fallen in love with one of his prostitutes, Mankel.
PaperPort Professional 10 is the most productive and cost effective way for everyone in your office to organize, find and share paper and PDF documents.
The Los Angeles Marathon is the largest marathon in the state, fourth largest in the country and seventh largest in the world.
You can now have the election result you hoped for...
If you are tired of sounding like you are in a tunnel or not being able to talk while in your convertible (which is great in Los Angeles because everyone has a convertible here. I think?) or when driving with your windows down then this is the headset for you.
GroupWise 6.5: Novell's latest version of its venerable collaboration server product adds new features that enable it to keep up with other major players.
This game has existed for thousands of years. All that's needed to play it is 32 peices and a checkered board.
I gave the Plantronics M2500 Bluetooth Headset four out of five stars! A great job from Plantronics!
TimeGate's Axis and Allies RTS stands on its own merits as a great strategy game, even if it isn't the same old Avalon Hill game we know and love.
ScanSoft is still continually improving what is already one of the industry's leading OCR applications.
SNK Playmore's King of Fighters series has been going strong for over ten years now.
There's something neat about the whole pirate atmosphere the costume, ships, cannons, swordfights, buried treasure, dancing (...ehh, dancing?!?), and the catchphrases.
Corex's CardScan 700c is a business card scanner that's clearly aimed at the executive market that much is evident from its sleek grey design.
At 540-plus pages this is a big, well-illustrated, cleanly written book with clear instructions and concise recipes. But it isn't intimidating. Rather, it's welcoming.
A look into one of the leaders in world class chocolate design.
Constantine is a wild ride and visually spectacular, weighing up the eternally fascinating forces of Good vs. Evil.
Style and music reign at Diesel-U-Music's 2005 launch party at Hollywood's Club Ivar
Hungarian artist brings some of the world's most famous sculptures to Southern California!
Based on a short story (The Ichneumon and the Dormeuse) by Terry Dowling, Sentinel: Descendants in Time transports us a thousand years into Earth's future to a time when even the great Tastan Civilization has vanished, leaving just 85 tombs ripe for the picking.
Gourmet butters have become the chic spread and newest cooking ingredient for adventurous home cooks and professional chefs.
House DJ Erick Morillo brings his rock-solid house beats to Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater
From the very first light cue and the SNOW. This play delivered.
Tens of thousands of Angelenos in training for the 20th anniversary race of the Los Angeles Marathon are finding new meaning in the phrase "eat and run."
Motorola adds another flip phone to there ever growing arsenal.
With the release of Motorola's new A630, keyboards seem to be popular again.
You will have so much fun jet-packing and skiing all over the place. While killing lots of people, of course.
Toss out 2004 in style with Las Vegas style casino and cabaret burlesque shows with four course gourmet dinning available, 21 full service bar stations and tray passed appetizers.
This shiny box should be under everyones Christmas tree this year and on your television set all year around.
It is amazing to me something so small can sound so big.
Something struck me as I was leaving the 24th Street Theater, euphoric over having just seen a truly remarkable piece of theater.
Golden era glamour criss-crosses with the introspection of soul searching children in the documentary about Vienna born actress and MGM star Hedy Lemarr.
"Why are you here and not somewhere else?"
One of the all time greats...
A night with excellent food, outstanding wine and great new friends.
Damageplan, Shadows Fall and The Haunted deliver an early holiday gift to Los Angeles - Real Metal!!!!
Far Cry delivers on its promises and then some, making it certainly one of the best FPS games in recent years.
Mediocre-this play is not. Tangled with complexity, Reiss delivers a thoughtful piece of work that grabs your attention and keeps it.
Now showing at the Avery Schreiber Theater, The Pauly and Paddy Show.
Ten performers take the stage for seven minutes each to sing, dance, recite or read original material.
Closer? I could'nt get far enough away!!
"Harrington &Amp; Storm: Two Guys Doing A One-Man Show" Will Make You Laugh And Laugh And Laugh.
Playwright Brett C. Leonard does lovely work putting poetry in the mouth of toughs.
A wonderful night for an organization that does so much for so many.
Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program Los Angeles has its night in Beverly Hills
Korn tears it up for the home crowd breaking out all the favorites, old and new from there war chest!!!!
A semi-romantic tragic-farcical adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "Anatol"
Andrew Lau's INFERNAL AFFAIRS is a slick, fast moving, cops and robbers thriller
"A deep distress has humanized my soul." - William Wordsworth. Life carries us upon its back.
Before there was TV, there was radio.
You can see Hollywood past and present in these great pictures.
This German documentary is an extraordinary venture that brings together classical music and contemporary dance under unique circumstances.
"Duck Season" is a minimalist, compact, carefully directed entertainment that captures with droll exactitude the simple pleasures and concerns of young teenagers.
An evening with a true jazz legened!!!!!
This is the perfect movie to enjoy a bottle of wine with.
A tour de force of Short films!!
A group of films with true uniqueness.
A movie about the struggle of life and politics.
Maps have a new dimension (3-D) added to them !!!!!!
From the Gull Moth to the Human Butterfly.
Its like having a giant powerful digital camera lost in your pocket
Mardo rocks the Viper Room on a Monday night in Hollywood
This great software will have you seeing circles.
It's small but has a whole lot of room.
I could tell this would not be the typical theater-going experience. But instead of running, I pushed my inner theater snob aside, found a seat, and prepared myself for the Sacred Fools' annual 360 extravaganza.
A play about the creation of the world, through the eyes of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Scandinavians, Africans, Chinese and Babylonians
Just as Hollywood recieved its first fall rain the stars hit the red carpet to celebrate the U.S. premier of Breaking Dawn.
If you are a sugar junky, I've got your fix. Honeysuckle Candies
With Wahl's new clippers you too can be a professional barber; not really, but darn close.
Not your normal DVD release party "Beats for Baghdad"
"I've Been Lied To All My Life," it seems clear that the title says it all.
Dean Cameron's Nigerian Spam Scam Scam is, as they say, funny because it's true.
A one man show that needs no supporting act.
Southern Alabama comes to Hollywood in Charlie Terrell's Taking the Jesus Pill
Uniden can come to the pool party too.
Julie's sleepover gets supercharged when she and her friends are challenged to a scavenger hunt by the "popular" girls.