10 days ago | Comedy
The one-year anniversary of the Mermaid Comedy Hour, a monthly stand-up show that only books women and prides itself on never booking the same guest twice, was supposed to be a raucous celebration. The stage had been decorated with a gold “happy a...
16 days ago | Politics
“To me, this is America. This is freedom of speech. You shouldn’t be threatened because of your ideas.”
23 days ago | Crime
Monica Kenyon noticed something disturbing during Friday happy hour last May at Fig, the farm-to-table restaurant inside Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Over a cheese and charcuterie plate at her table, she watched as a man seated across th...
25 days ago | Comedy
Candy Lawrence is a show pony. At least that’s what she insists repeatedly throughout her stand-up set at the Lyric Hyperion, yelling and trotting in circles around the perimeter of a rug like a deranged horse on amphetamines. Like many of her jok...
1 month ago | Art
Marnie Weber is haunted by the ghosts of her past creations. The gaggle of perverse characters she’s invented over the last three decades always seem to creep back into her work, appearing first in performances and photographs and reemerging, some...
2 months ago
With foosball tables and a nightly DJ, the lobby bar of Mama Shelter is easily a place you could spend all night and never get bored. But stay on the ground floor of the year-old Hollywood hotel and you'd be missing out on one of the city's most s...