Zachary Pincus-Roth is the deputy editor overseeing arts & culture at L.A. Weekly. He also has written for The New York Times, L.A. Times, Slate, Newsday, WSJ magazine, Variety and other publications. He teaches journalism at Loyola Marymount University and wrote the companion book to the musical "Avenue Q."
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1 month ago | Hollywood
If Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) wins the Best Picture Oscar will we hear the whole title? To address your puzzled look, yes, that is the title. These words — “or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” — are there, at the bot...
1 month ago | Theater
Midway through The Night Alive, after the main three characters' spontaneous sing-along to Marvin Gaye's “What's Going On” in a Dublin apartment, Tommy pauses to really consider the song's hook: “What is going on?” he speaks, softly. “What the fuc...
2 months ago
Pun contests are popular these days, including the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn and the annual World Pun Championships in Austin. Pundamonium has been held in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and other cities, and now it finally comes to L.A. Up to ...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Attention internet: On Thursday morning, I was roiling from the pain of knowing we live in an unjust world in which the wrong movies get put into the annals of history, and the contributions of worthy screenwriters like James Gunn and Nicole Perlm...
2 months ago | Events
Eat cheese Whether it comes from goats, sheep or cows, cheese is available in such a wide range of textures and flavors that it could take an entire lifetime to appreciate them all. At the Cheeses of Europe, for one day, Angelenos have the opportu...