According to the people who track these things, there are roughly 170,000 new books published each year in the United States -- an alarming percentage of which arrive, unbidden, at the L.A. Weekly office.
Each week, we'll offer a snapshot of a newish book that's caught our attention. Just as there ... More >>
To say that only Harvey Weinstein could land a Best Picture Oscar for a silent film, as he is expected to do Sunday for The Artist, is more than just a reflection of the mogul's resurgent power of persuasion over Academy members -- it's actually true. A silent film has not taken top honors since the ... More >>
The subway dress.You could probably argue that it's the dress that started modern fetishism (although Hitler and J. Edgar Hoover might have had something to say about that). At the least, it popularized the "upskirt."
Yes, Marilyn Monroe's up-the-air-number from The Seven Year Itch is being ... More >>
DRACULADracula is this week's Pick. See review by pressing the Continue Reading tab at the bottom of this section. (All New Reviews are embedded within the Comprehensive Theater Listings.) Photo by Michael Lamont
Two bills of physical comedy are being performed at Sacred Fool ... More >>
BOHEMIAN COWBOY is this week's Pick of the Week
Crossing the Center Line
A father heads into the desert, never to return
By Steven Leigh MorrisThe original title of Raymond King Shurtz's one-man show was The Gospel of Irony â€• which would have been a particularly ironic title, had it stuck, s ... More >>
FILM is this week's Pick of the Week.
Photo by Darrett Sanders
The Absurdists' convention
Local playwright Patrick McGowan's new play, Film, has no right to be as good as it is. The central character is the late theater director Alan Schneider (Bill Robens) -- known for stagi ... More >>
Candida at the Colony Theatre is this week's Pick. Photo by Michael Lamont.
At your fingertips: The 30th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards NOMINEES.Tickets for nominee's guests and for the general public can now be purchased via http://tinyurl.com/theaterawardsReviewed this we ... More >>
A memorial service was held at Sacred Fools Theatre on Sunday for that company's young and beloved actor who was found in his apartment last week. More on Phil to come in the print edition one week week from Thursday.
At your fingertips: This week's Theater Feature on Jim Leonard' ... More >>