Marcus Gardley's epic tale of freed slaves in Oklahoma, the road weeps, the trail runs dry at LATC, nabs this week's Pick of the Week. Our critics also felt warmly for Beckett's Endgame at Pasadena's A Noise Within, and for Evita at the Pantages. See below for the latest new theater reviews and regi ... More >>
Writer-director John DiFusco's revival of his Vietnam drama Tracers impressed Paul Birchall enough to earn it this week's Pick. For all new reviews and stage listings, see below Breaking up hard to do in this week's stage feature, which compares Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at the Ahmanson to Pa ... More >>
With so many indie films and repertory screenings, how do the city's movie buffs manage it all?
One of the beautiful things about journalism, not unlike therapy, is that you get to talk to people about themselves. In this case, we have the enormous privilege of being able to take our notepads and recorders and iPhones into the kitchens and restaurants -- or hotel lobbies and neighborhood coffe ... More >>
Perhaps an honorable mention? While yesterday's wallow in negativity was a blast, it is time to restore the karmic balance as the Beatles would have wanted by focusing on the four best songs that John, Paul, George and Ringo produced upon being emancipated from the bonds of "Beatles," or at ... More >>
K. RobbinsPeter Birmingham with a bottle of MacVin du Jura Dessert wines, the awkward, misunderstood stepsister of their cooler, vastly more popular, dryer brethren, are often overlooked by restaurateurs and sommeliers, who balk at trying to push bottles that in the year 2000 made up less tha ... More >>
Also, Men, Ice Cube, OMD, the Aussie BBQ and others
Jaime Robledo's Watson and Jordan Harrison's Futura
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
Director shoots from the hip about the Hollywood gender gap and the soon-to-be sequel to her most famous film
The old guy
And other Feb. 29 releases
Plus this week's film pick: The Band's Visit
Also: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The $4 Million Giveaway and more
Sufism, Chernobyl, Little Richard madness and other adventures in cultural fusion with Gogol Bordello’s mastermind
Ten years after the 39 suicides, the sole survivor is back – and he has something urgent to tell us.
Dorothy Ray Healey, 1914-2006
Death, drugs, rap and redemption
Welcome to AFI Fest 2005 — all of them
Thirty years later, new questions arise about who murdered the Italian cultural giant
Profile of a postmodern heretic
The peace movement that couldn’t stop a war
Big Joe Bralic thought he was Superman. Then the Canadian tried to do a drug deal in L.A.
Chen Yi speaks for Chinese music reborn
Chief Bratton may finally be bringing reform to the LAPD
Bush tries to reorder the world in his declaration of war
A view from the right
Savoring the Jack Amster living-vaudeville experience
The odd and troubling origins of today’s anti-war movement
The record industry sued Napster and has just inhaled MP3.com. Is there a future for music on the Internet? Analog Pussy thought so... Then they got a scary e-mail...
Gus Hall, 1910-2000
System of a Down’s cure for metal illness
A Memoranda List