David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-nominated play about class rifts in America, Good People, now playing at the Geffen, is this week's Pick of the Week, by Neal Weaver. Paul Birchall was also taken with Doug Knott's autobiographical solo show at the Asylum Lab Theatre, Last of the Knotts Find all the lates ... More >>
Our music feature this week focuses on Ashley Huizenga, an L.A. musician and performance artist known for her academic-minded -- and also quite flithy -- shows under the guise of her alter ego Actually Huizenga.
Trained as a classical pianist, she creates epic '80s inspired dance scores that featur ... More >>
Cecile DelepiereAliens from planet CirqueChristmas, 1963. At 20 minutes before 8 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, weather watchers observe several explosions of incandescent hydrogen gas, occurring at regular intervals on a planet called Cirque. The gas begins moving with enormous velocity toward ... More >>
Greta Gerwig in Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress
Tragic romance is a big TIFF theme this year. Soured love tied to death and/or suicide and/or beautifully-lit misery has popped up in eight of the nine films I've seen since I last blogged. At the festival midway point, I've seen so many mov ... More >>
Campanile chef-owner Mark Peel and GM Jay Perrin have had a cocktail-bar-and-eatery project in the works for 2 years now, and--finally--the project is nearing completion. In about 2 months the pair will open the doors to the former Oasis location, right next door to Cube and conveniently located up ... More >>