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Subnormal Magazine was a hard copy magazine created in the 90’s designed to get kids who don’t read poetry to read it by mixing poetry with no holds barred interviews with rock bands. The zine later evolved to work with every major record label in existence, as well as most indies, as well as featuring film, and became a brave and defiant voice for human rights. It was distributed in fifteen countries including China and Iran, as well as every major city in the United States. It was banned in most prisons due to claims that it would “start a riot.” Here now, is the second incarnation of the new existence of subnormal within the pages of The Hollywood Sentinel. If you hate the name subnormal, then statistics show you just may yourself be retarded. If subnormal makes you open your window and scream out loud, “I’m mad as hell! And I’m not going to take it any more!” Then it could be said that we did our job. If subnormal makes you mad as hell at us, then we can be thankful that we are not preaching to the converted, and we can say to ourselves- well done. We are here.


Iggy and the Stooges

Along with The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and the Ramones, among a few others, Iggy and the Stooges were and are one of the most important bands in the world of punk rock, and in rock and roll in general. If you haven’t heard them, strap on your seat belt, and get ready to go for one wild ride.

Iggy and the Stooges 2011 tour

07.31.2011: France, St. Julien en Genevois, Guitare en Scene
08.12.2011: Germany, Rothenburg, Taubertal Festival
08.13.2011: Germany, Eschwege, Open Flair Festval
08.20.2011: Norway, Bodo, Parken Festival
09.07.2011: US, Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium
09.12.2011: US, San Francisco, The Warfield
09.13.2011: US, San Francisco, The Warfield



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It’s Britney Bitch!

Britney Spears fans took over downtown L.A. June 20th, for her latest concert. The pop princess, who played not less than a year ago is hard at work and proves two things- one the kids got talent, and two- yes she is bigger than Lady Ga Ga.


We think that the recent appearance of First Lady Michel Obama on iCarly does not do enough to make a joke out of the presidency of the United States and U.S. politics. May we suggest she create her own talk show and take over the Oprah throne, so all those stars that they pay to perform at the White House don’t have to travel to all the way to DC. Speaking of iCarly, the creator’s wife is rumored to be running a new charm school online.


The mouse houses nod to family entertainment, children and killing Bin Laden turned South when Disney dropped their claim on trademarking Seal Team Six, the Navy team responsible for the murder of Osama. A word to Disney, revenge killing and children do not mix.


The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on June 14th to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement. The Board voted to institute a system that will now produce anywhere between five and 10 nominees in the category. That number won’t be announced until the Best Picture nominees themselves are revealed at the January nominations announcement.

“With the help of PricewaterhouseCoopers, we’ve been looking not just at what happened over the past two years, but at what would have happened if we had been selecting 10 nominees for the past 10 years,” explained Academy President Tom Sherak, who noted that it was retiring Academy executive director Bruce Davis who recommended the change first to Sherak and incoming CEO Dawn Hudson and then to the governors.

During the period studied, the average percentage of first place votes received by the top vote-getting movie was 20.5. After much analysis by Academy officials, it was determined that 5% of first place votes should be the minimum in order to receive a nomination, resulting in a slate of anywhere from five to 10 movies.

“In studying the data, what stood out was that Academy members had regularly shown a strong admiration for more than five movies,” said Davis. “A Best Picture nomination should be an indication of extraordinary merit. If there are only eight pictures that truly earn that honor in a given year, we shouldn’t feel an obligation to round out the number.”

If this system had been in effect from 2001 to 2008 (before the expansion to a slate of 10), there would have been years that yielded 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 nominees.

The final round of voting for Best Picture will continue to employ the preferential system, regardless of the number of nominees, to ensure that the winning picture has the endorsement of more than half of the voters.

Other rules changes approved by the Board include:

In the animated feature film category, the need for the Board to vote to “activate” the category each year was eliminated, though a minimum number of eligible releases – eight – is still required for a competitive category. Additionally, the short films and feature animation branch recommended, and the Board approved, refinements to the number of possible nominees in the Animated Feature category. In any year in which eight to 12 animated features are released, either two or three of them may be nominated. When 13 to 15 films are released, a maximum of four may be nominated, and when 16 or more animated features are released, a maximum of five may be nominated.

In the visual effects category, the “bakeoff” at which the nominees are determined will expand from seven to 10 contenders. The increase in the number of participants is related to a change made last year in which the number of films nominated in the visual effects category was increased from three to five. Previously, the Board approved changes to the documentary feature and documentary short category rules that now put those categories’ eligibility periods in line with the calendar year and thus with most other awards categories. The change means that for the 84th Awards cycle only, the eligibility period is more than 12 months; it is from September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.

Other modifications of the 84th Academy Awards rules include normal date changes and minor “housekeeping” changes. Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then reviews all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for approval. The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

In conclusion, subnormal magazine has elected a new board of lawyers to determine what in the world the above all means, and passed a resolution that during voting, all members must leave their medical marijuana cards at home, especially James Franco.


The following here are some of our select picks for a rockin’ time here in Los Angeles, where you just might catch us or our sexy clients and friends.


2, Woods, The Fresh and Onlys, White fence, Echoplex

3, Lykke Li, Greek Theatre

9, Deerhunter, The Wiltern

10, Warped Tour, Cal State Dominguiz Hills

12-14, Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park, S.F.

17, The Weepies, Troubadour

28, Casualties, Angry Samoans, JFA, House of Blues


3, FYE Fest, 1st and Main, Downtown LA with No Age, The Descendents, Guided by Voices, Dead Milkmen, Yacht, Cold War Kids, and more
7, Iggy and the Stooges


1, Erasure, Wiltern

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