Lost Moon Radio did another bang-up job hosting the 34th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Monday night. (See the full list of L.A. Weekly Theater Award winners here.) Thanks to Lauren Ludwig, Trish Hadley and the LMR troupe for their talent, and thanks for all the kind missives from people who had ... More >>
Family trauma drama Machu Picchu, Texas (pictured above) grabs our Pick of the Week this week. Good reviews also for Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse and David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at South Coast Rep. For all New Theater Reviews, and this weekend's comprehensive listing ... More >>
Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this week's comprehensive stage listings. Also, two s ... More >>
Nods this week for Laguna Playhouse's production of Neil Simon's Chapter Two and Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood. For the latest new reviews and comprehensive stage listings, see below. Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley star in N. Richard Nash's T ... More >>
Our critic Lovell Estell was entranced by Vickilyn Reynolds' performance in a show based on the life of Hattie McDaniel, Hattie -- What I Need You To Know. For all the latest New Theater Reviews, and comprehensive stage listings, see below.This week's Stage Feature takes a look a three shows th ... More >>
How do you, how does anyone, define the term artisan today? The answer, less than five years ago, was an independent food crafter of various genres, ages, types and vastly different production yields. The schoolteacher who makes only a few hundred jars of jam annually in a shared rental kitchen. Th ... More >>
AmazonIf you've been in Alton Brown withdrawal since the Food Network aired the last episode of Good Eats back in May, perhaps secretly watching episodes on YouTube when you should have been watching, well, the Food Network I guess, you now have something to look forward to. Brown's third Goo ... More >>
Terrence Malick's big-budget experimental film
A. ScattergoodTurkish delight at Nory Locum If you've never had excellent Turkish delight, deceptively simple bits of chewy, gelĂ©e-like candy often flavored with bergamot or rosewater, sometimes shot through with pistachios, you haven't been spending enough time in Middle Eastern shops or r ... More >>
I have a vivid memory of seeing The Dark Crystal at a movie theater as a young child. It was beautiful and, at times, a little scary, but still completely captivating. Much of the otherworldly look of The Dark Crystal is attributed to Brian and Wendy Froud. Brian was the conceptual designer for the ... More >>
Sequel ups the action and loses some magic
Film adaptation of Pullman novel gets lost in byzantine plotting
For the Week of Dec. 7-14 Opening This Week Larger Theaters Smaller TheatersHollywood, West Hollywood, Downtown The Valleys Westside, Beaches Special Events
Also Paul Schrader’s The Walker, Timber Falls, Oswald's Ghost and more
Also All This and Heaven Too, The Desk Set, Grand Delusion and more
For the week of Nov. 23-29
For the Week of Nov. 23-29
The fusty, frostbitten pleasures of The Chronicles of Narnia
The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A.
UCLA presents Graham Greene at the movies
What has right-wing America done to Christianity?
Phil Hendrie conquers the AM dial one deluded caller at a time. So why can't he get his mug on TV?
J.R.R. Tolkien and the power of myth
The painful, fruitful life of British writer Dennis Potter