Abraham Maslow's theory that we are motivated by five primary needs (survival, safety, belonging, esteem and self-actualization, where "the appearance of one need usually rests on the prior satisfaction of another, more pre-potent need") is something we played with last week in relation to breakfast ... More >>
Nick Hornby rose to fame for expertly explaining the man-boy world to legions. His memoir Fever Pitch chronicles his devotion to the Arsenal football (soccer) league. His novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and, more recently, Juliet, Naked talk of grown men still struggling with relationships.
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After mixing the Victorian era with the world of the undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith has become the highly profitable king of literature's mash-up genre. Lionsgate is developing P&P&Z into a movie, while the film version of ALVH, prod ... More >>
Jane Austen, spinach and tomato pizza, Walter Manzke.12 Chefs, 12 Months, 12 Charities: Walter Manzke
To celebrate 20 years in business, Joe Miller launches a year-long dinner series, inviting guest chefs to prepare a monthly prix-fixe feast with the proceeds benefiting St. Vincent Meals on W ... More >>
Dan O'ConnorRyan Smith in Chekhov UnscriptedIn 1999, after 11 years of wringing laughs from willing audiences through competitive comedy and newfangled styles of longform improvisation, Impro Theater devised a upstart project called Shakespeare Unscripted that would turn into an enormously su ... More >>
Could I get that to go?Something to think about:
If you found yourself holding a pair of scissors to the throat of some terrified woman in the middle of the Whittier Public Library -- the world officially your oyster -- what would you ask for?
Whatever your answer, 30-year-old Ignacio Gabr ... More >>
Just a quick note to let you know that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now comes in diary form. And, very soon, it will also come in calendar form.
Many people said that the best thing about that novel--Seth Grahame-Smith's clever mashup of Jane Austen's cherished novel and the undead--was ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSThis week's stage features on Ben Bradley's Murder and The Princess and the FrogNEW REVIEW
GO AN OAK TREE â€‹Photo by William AdashekOn the simplest story-telling level, actor-performer Tim
Crouch's play is the tale of a hypnotist, falling apart at th ... More >>
Consult Your Psychologist Before Drinking ChardonnayThe Psychology of Wine: Truth and Beauty by the Glass by Evan and Brian Mitchell sounds like another book from wine experts telling us which wines to love--and which to scoff at. Sounds like exactly what we don't need, right? Taste bu ... More >>
Last week's NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded in the current COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on Kevin King's The Idea ManTEN TO LIFE"Hacienda Heights" (from Ten to Life) Photo by Nic Cha KimNEW REVIEW GO TEN TO LIFE Leave logic at the door and you'll get ... More >>
"Zombies are always the monster for fear of something larger than yourself, whether it's the recession, or going on boats without pirates attacking, or countries far, far away plotting our doom. Zombies make sense right now."
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: THE WEEKEND'S NEW THEATER REVIEWS EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS COMING WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSand this week's THEATER FEATURE: an Off-Broadway roundupReviewed this week: the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair at South Coast Rep; the west coast ... More >>
THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSFor the weekend's New Reviews, press the "Continue Reading" tab at the bottom of this section.SONG OF EXTINCTION WINS STEINBERG/ATCA PRIZE
A scene from the world premiere of Song of Extinction; Photo courtesy of Moving Arts. The largest national award for ... More >>