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  • Free For All
  • Free For All

    In a press release issued this morning, the American Film Institute announced that tickets to all film screenings at this year's AFI Fest (October 30-November 7) will be made free to the public, including a limited number of tickets for the festival's opening and closing night galas. (Paid passes, allowing...
  • Cannes Day Zero: J. Hoberman, Live from France
  • Cannes Day Zero: J. Hoberman, Live from France

    In addition to L.A. Weekly's Scott Foundas, Village Voice's longtime film critic J. Hoberman will be filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Day zero: Hoberman plans his schedule, looks for strawberries, equates Quentin Tarantino's proudly misspelled Inglourious Basterds to a bad T-shirt. Things to do: find local...
  • Marcy Winograd to Challenge Jane Harman in CD 36

    Today at 4 o'clock Marcy Winograd will announce her second Democratic primary run against Congresswoman Jane Harman. Winograd's event takes place at the entrance to the Venice Pier, which is located near the northern edge of the 36th District. In 2006 Winograd, an English teacher at Crenshaw High School, took...
  • Stabbings and Starbucks: Something in the Brew?
  • Stabbings and Starbucks: Something in the Brew?

    Today is the sentencing date for Jacob Lee Westin, a man who pleaded no contest to stabbing a Good Samaritan unlucky enough to step in between a quarreling Westin and Westin's girlfriend in front of a Glendora Starbucks. There's something that catches the eye whenever you read the juxtaposition of...
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  • Judge Blocks Teachers' Strike

    The L.A. Times reports that Superior Court Judge James Chalfant has blocked plans by the teachers union to walk out Friday. A one-day strike had been called by United Teachers L.A. to protest pending layoffs, in spite of a no-strike contract the membership recently ratified.Noting that Chalfant had not yet...
  • Endgame: Anand Jon's Lawyers Fight for New Trial

    One never knows what to expect when entering the madhouse that is the Anand Jon courtroom - known more formally in Superior Court directories as Department 102. Jon, the Indian-born fashion designer, was convicted of 15 counts of sexual assault and one rape charge last November. He was to be...
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  • 'Star Trek' Disappoints Some Latino and Gay Fans
  • 'Star Trek' Disappoints Some Latino and Gay Fans

    Heard in the Laemmle Grande lobby downtown after a Star Trek screening got out Saturday night:"Scotty was Irish -- no, Scottish. He was Celtic. But how come no Latinos?! Que pasa?!!!"The man's exasperated comment echoes frustrations by Latino trekkies who love the movie but wonder why the Enterprise's international crew...

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Film

  • Fear Itself: D.C. and Hollywood In and Out of the Closet
  • Fear Itself: D.C. and Hollywood In and Out of the Closet

    Read Scott Foundas' film review, "Outrage: Dicks Out, Gays Hide."   “Once it was ‘the love that dare not speak its name.’ Now it won’t shut up.” So quipped Mike Nichols back in the day — so far back, in fact, that it’s impossible he imagined then that five decades...

Music

Restaurants

  • The Blotter: Squid Ink Expansion Plans

    Things are going well here at Squid Ink. Our correspondents are finding all sorts of cool things to post about in the world of food and drink. The only problem is that there are so many things to blog about that it's hard to keep up with the incoming copy...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Hanks a Lot
  • Stage Raw: Hanks a Lot

    AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS Also, this the latest NEW REVIEWS and this week's THEATER FEATURE on the 2009 Pacific Playwrights' Festival HANKS A LOTTom Hanks and Rita Wilson piggy backing with The Comedy Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Festival/L.A.On Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the...
  • Stage Raw: The Crucible
  • Stage Raw: The Crucible

    AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, this the latest NEW REVIEWS and this week's THEATER FEATURE on the 2009 Pacific Playwrights' FestivalTHE CRUCIBLEPhoto courtesy of Actors Co-opNEW REVIEW GO THE CRUCIBLE In the days of HUAC and Senator Joseph McCarthy, when it was dangerous for any left-leaning writer...
  • Stage Raw: L.A.'s own "Golden Gate" to be drug store?
  • Stage Raw: L.A.'s own "Golden Gate" to be drug store?

    The latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded in this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on Kevin King's The Idea ManL.A.'S OWN "GOLDEN GATE"Left photo by  William Gabel, 1965; Right photo, 1998, by RoadsidePeek.comUpdate May 13, 2 p.m. from Anita Guttierez, L.A. County Planning Commission re...

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