James Woods likes ’em short

Short-film festival Tropfest brought in a passel of Hollywood talent to judge all-star shorts from its 20-year history, up to and including Tobey “Why Wasn’t I Invited to the Spider-Man Reboot” Maguire and James “Could Be Worse, You Could’ve Been in the Remake for Straw DogsWoods.

The Daily Show’s Rob Corddry hosted the June 3 competition at the Cosmopolitan, while United States of Tara’s Toni Collette was president of a jury that included Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Anthony LaPaglia (Happy Feet), Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London), Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs) and Sundance programmer Trevor Groth (formerly CineVegas’ artistic director).

Winning flick The Story of Bubble Boy was not, in fact, a documentary about the making of the 2001 Jake Gyllenhaal movie Bubble Boy. If Woods and Maguire left in a huff of false-advertising indignation, who could blame them?

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IPod. iPad. iKon? Aaron White—better known locally as DJ Ikon—has become one of the busiest of this city’s resident DJs, holding it down regularly at Light Group properties such as Liquid Pool Lounge, 1 Oak and The Bank, among others. But before the seasoned spinner (also a sneaker-head, with his own shop, Feature Sneaker Boutique) worked his way up the ranks, he was just a kid working in a Reno record store. We catch up on his journey from vinyl to Vegas. You’ve got a new label. How’s the production progress going?