Christel Loar is a freelance writer and editor, a part-time music publicist, and a full-time music fan. She is often an overreactor and sometimes an overachiever. When not dodging raindrops or devising escape plans, Christel is usually found down front and slightly left of center stage reveling in a performance by yet another new favorite band.
Christel holds a B.S. degree in Magazine Journalism from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. She hopes that one day this will mean something. She's a sucker for close harmonies and melodic bass lines, and she would like to meet Brian Wilson (all the Wilsons really, Andrew, Owen, Luke...).
Christel currently sleeps in Eugene, Oregon, but she dreams of Austin, Texas.
The Borgias: The First Season on Blu-ray introduces "the original crime family", and it wastes no time in getting to the dirty secrets of one of the most powerful and influential families of the 15th century.
Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood lays out the cinematic history of Tinseltown—the industry, the audiences, and, of course, the stars—highlighting important thematic and cultural elements throughout.
This collection encompasses much more than Jean-Claude Brisseau's unique portrayals of women in cinema; it also provides many examples of the many forms of realism that the director's work has presented over his career.
The show was mostly wholesome, often silly, and sometimes slyly subversive in its social commentary. It employed all of the hallmarks of earlier forms of comedy like slapstick, wordplay and visual gags.