Friday, April 5
Vum, Esben and the Witch
There's plenty of the spirit of New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide in minimal L.A. synth-wave trio Vum on their new single "I Will Return" -- and is that song title a promise or a threat? This is menacing stuff, built on bare-bones electronic b ... More >>
It was a scene, all right, at LA Dance Project's "sneak preview" show, a site-specific dance by Benjamin Millepied in MOCA's galleries Thursday night.
The performance (which repeats Aug. 2 and 9) was the first by the Black Swan choreographer since he announced the formation of the Music Center-back ... More >>
There are a few great tributes to vintage artists on this week's list. And Chinatown's fourth performance festival, always a wild card and always worth visiting for just that reason, happens this Saturday.
5. Slam poetry with Slanguage
"One hundred thousand dollars can be stretched a long way down ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied favors Silver Lake's Sunset Junction for interviews. There's Intelligentsia for a cappuccino and the croissant that he gobbles (politely) befor ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldSisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte
In a rare public appearance on Wednesday night, the sisters of Rodarte, who rank among the most famous and celebrated American fashion designers today, discussed their first endeavor into the book world. Held at the Hammer Muse ... More >>
New Theater ReviewsTheater Awards ReportTheater Awards Slide-Show by Timothy NorrisPhoto by Byron Turk is from Theatre Banshee's production of The Crucible, which critic Amy Lyons argues is a powerful manifestation of our culture of fear; Bill Raden was less impressed with Lauren Gunderson's new ... More >>
Having pushed a bevy of buttons back in the late '80s, earning himself fame, fortune and fans, all of which came at a price, the self-proclaimed 'World's Biggest Con Artist' is back and coming to a theater near you, whether you like it or not. Directed by Michael Sladek, Con Artist reveals an intima ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshNatalie Portman Kyochon chicken bones
Subsequent to the Golden Globes and SAG awards, with Oscar season in full swing, we've seen both good and bad films this year. With few exceptions though, movie theater food remains as uniformly vile as ever: Styrofoam packing chips douse ... More >>
Evil Ballerina Natalie Portman wants you to Rush for AFI Tickets
This week's big local film story is the launch of AFI Fest 2010, which begins tonight with a gala screening of the naked Anne Hathaway movie Love and Other Drugs, and will screen over 60 features over the next seven days, inclu ... More >>