The contemporary classical music world is "usually about 50 years behind the art world," composer Philip Glass declares. "When they talked about new music, they were talking about pieces written in 1910. Can you believe that?" The composer is speaking by phone from Manhattan about 1976, the year he ... More >>
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This latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on El Ogrito (The Ogreling) and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ZooFREUDENSTEIN: THE MONSTER LIVES Freudenstein: The Monster Lives Photo courtesy of The New LATCAs part ... More >>
You can't rely on the official media to learn much of what's going on in Russia. The government owns all Russian TV stations, on which never is heard a discouraging word. Jon Stewart-style political satire has disappeared from the airwaves. Those pundits who dared to challenge government policy have ... More >>
Whoops, there goes another theater year
American leftists watch their sun set
Robert Wilsonís bleak cabaret
Profile of a postmodern heretic
On election eve, should Putinís power be feared?
Talking about my generation
Can an impoverished former Soviet republic afford the luxury of kindness to animals?
The neocon-xenophobe war
The man of slow motion gets rushed to the airport
Hard to say whatís more suspect: the case for intervention or the timing of the debate
Down among teens. Up among presidential candidates.
Joe Stalin comes to L.A.
A Memoranda List
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