It's not news that Hollywood waited too long to confront Nazi Germany. It fell to the Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin, to fire the first major broadside in 1940 with his hilarious satire The Great Dictator. By that time Paris had already fallen, and two years had passed since Kristallnacht, when the w ... More >>
"Diavolo is not a modern dance company," declares Jacques Heim, the French founder, artistic director and guiding visionary of the Los Angeles-based troupe that over the last 20 years has staked a serious claim for the city in the international dance world. The admission is especially surprising as ... More >>
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Farewell to the 18th Amendment. Seventy-nine years ago today, on Dec. 5, booze in the United States flowed freely again. Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition at the longest continuously running bar in Los Angeles. "We never technically closed during Prohibition," General Manager and Beverage Director ... More >>
Campanile and the La Brea Bakery shop are closing. The restaurant and bakery, which are in adjoining locations separated by a courtyard on La Brea Avenue and were both opened by then-married chefs Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton in 1989, will close at the end of November, the Los Angeles Times reports ... More >>
We're tickled, of course, that CNN thinks "L.A. Is a Heavenly Place." We do, too! But as so many L.A.-ophiles discovered upon actually reading the meat of the article, writer Jennifer Wolfe thinks of L.A. like a postcard, not the smoggy grimy wasteland we've come to call heaven. The piece is part ... More >>
Simone PazRichard Schave with wife Kim Cooper at Musso & FrankAt Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill, legend has it, giants of American literature -- Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, William Saroyan, Dorothy Parker, Nathanael West, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Charles ... More >>
Ever had questions about Hell, Satan or various and sundry demons? Then TV writer Martin Olson's Encyclopaedia of Hell: An Invasion Manual for Demons Concerning the Planet Earth and the Human Race Which Infests It will prove most edifying, as it sheds some much-needed comedic light on the da ... More >>
Debbie Reynolds held Hollywood's largest garage sale at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Saturday. In case you missed it on Oprah, Ms. Reynolds had one of the largest private collections of classic Hollywood memorabilia and most of it was up for grabs this weekend in front of a ... More >>
Zachary Pincus-RothDanny Elfman At The Kodak Theatre Preview of Cirque du Soleil's IrisThe game at Cirque du Soleil has always been to find new and different ways to bookend the acrobats we all came here to see, and their latest strategy at their upcoming resident show at the Kodak Theatre is ... More >>
Hudson ApartmentsScene of the crimeUpdated after the jump with LAPD confirmation: The shooter was Paul Matthew Allee, and officers were forced to subdue him with a Taser gun. Victim was 33 years old. Update, 12 p.m.: The boyfriend of another resident blogs about the shooting. He claims the s ... More >>
Caroline on CrackThe Edison's Andrew Meieran standing before Clifton's artifacts.Last year, science fiction author Ray Bradbury celebrated his 89th birthday at Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria on 7th and Broadway, a place where he, along with sci-fi writer/memorabilia collector Forrest Ackerman, founde ... More >>
Hef, still doing it his way (does he really have a choice?)
The Zorro of street art talks about his new film, Los Angeles and, of course, Mr. Brainwash
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Photo by Lina Lecaro SSION's Cody Critcheloe has been hailed by everyone from Pitchfork to Vice for his multi-faceted disco-drenched artrock. Not sure it's as deep as the 'Fork cogitates (what is?) but his work is seductive, sardonic, and fervently visual. He was recently in town to show ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Poland, where theater is hipRACHEL ROSENTHAL AT 83 â€‹The Rachel Rosenthal Company (founded in 1989) is throwing a fundraiser to help celebrate the performance artist's 83rd birthday, past achievements and the upcoming publication o ... More >>
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AFI remembers the past, neglects the present
Breakfast with Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes
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Some scenes with pianist Freddie Redd, one of the last true beboppers
Hitler, what a bastard . . . who knew?
Dorothy Arzner's all-girl universe
Showtime takes Castro seriously
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Jacques Heim and La Comedie Humaine
LACMA film programmer Ian Birnie
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Salonen as dancer, Chuma as conductor, Oguri as composer
From Brazil to the People’s Republic
Benigni and Singer give Holocaust lite
Brace yourselves for an actual sheriff's race
A Broadway hit and a pair of new plays