Constance Monaghan

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  • 14 years ago | Theater

    When Julie Taymor agreed, in 1995, to direct a stage version of The Lion King (for which she also designed costumes and, with Michael Curry, masks and puppets), the challenges -- despite her having been given ”an enormous amount of free rein,...

  • 15 years ago | Theater

    Photo by Kathleen Clark “I wanna stop this shit,” Rachel Rosenthal says, referring to performing — paradoxically, while performing a scene from what’s being billed as her farewell performance (Ur-Boor), — “. . . and c...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    It‘s never too hot to get wet and sloppy and happy. Sure, it’s 112 degrees outside (inside, too, if your apartment is smack-dab in the middle of the city, like mine), the tires on your car are melting, and the idea of a long, sweaty bus ...

  • 16 years ago | Books

    Deep down in the bin of discarded scandals and media hoopla, below the Monica thing, dead Jon-Benet and whoever else held the headlines for more than a minute or two in the last few years -- among the detritus of the shot-to-fame-and-forgotten -- ...

  • 16 years ago | Tech

    Photo by Constance MonaghanDAMAGE: SOME OF US LOVE L.A. NOT DESPITE ITS ROCKIN' disasters but because of them. My people. Blood 'n' guts, sparks 'n' smoke -- give us any sort of terror, be it a fizzle from a shorted wire, a wildfire in Duarte or t...

  • 16 years ago | Theater

    HE'S MYSTERIOUS AND HE'S DEAD, AND RIGHT NOW, OF course, he's really hot. Jumping on the 400-year-old Shakespeare bandwagon is Rhino Records, famous for its pop-ephemera collections, not so famous for forays into the literary abyss. Which is where...