This week Los Angelenos are in a sharing mood -- everyone from writers to reverends to the mayor Eric Garcetti has a story to tell. The city is featuring a wide array of media launches and discussions to sharpen the mind and feed the soul (or stomach), all at a reasonable price. Get inspired by Fait ... More >>
In most cities, when scripted well, grabbing a bite before a show makes for a satisfying, full evening, and if all goes well, by the final curtain call, you're ready for round two: dessert. In L.A., that pre-theater dinner agenda comes with a stressful, time-pinched commute. On a particularly bad tr ... More >>
Last weekend, the third L.A. Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LA Web Fest) took over the LAX Radisson Hotel, bringing a wide variety of Internet-based programming to screening rooms. I stopped by the event on Saturday afternoon and got to check out episodes from over 20 series. The annual convention ce ... More >>
By Ernest Hardy, Karina Longworth and Mark Olsen Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
The song "96,000" from the musical In The Heights blasts over a loud speaker. Twenty or so eager performers face the instructor, Graham LaBass, who encourages us from his head mic, "It's musical theater guys: just because the tempo slows down, doesn't mean we do!" We pick up the pace, all gazing in ... More >>