Southern California is giving the Middle East a run for its money this week, in the arena of hottest sociopolitical scandal: In case you missed it, a group of L.A.-area filmmakers and apparent anti-Muslim zealots have singlehandedly thrown international relations into a state of upheaval. And now, ... More >>
Who dies in Los Angeles, and why, when the earth quakes on the San Andreas Fault?
Yes, this is a ridiculous marketing stunt for SexToy.com. Even more ridiculous, somehow, than the underground party bunker that porn studio Pink Visual is constructing for the coming apocalypse. But who can resist the timeless tale of launching a formerly Earthbound species into space for the very ... More >>
What do you do for four hours in King City, California? It's probably not a question you ask yourself often, but you're probably not the kind of person who would take public transit all the way from San Francisco to Los Angeles, relishing in each of 14 transfers. You're also probably not Joe ... More >>
As we bid adieu to summer, I'd like to show you this inflatable Iceberg.™ You climb up one side and slide down the other. The manufacturer, Aviva Sports, calls it "the Mount Everest of water inflatables." Actually, Mount Everest is not an iceberg, but now who's being nitpicky.
If you've flown into Santa Monica Airport (literally, figuratively) hungry for dinner anytime recently, you're aware that The Hump, the infamous restaurant above Typhoon, is no more. In its place, owner Brian Vidor has remodeled the upstairs space into the Pan Am Room. The reworked restaurant gets i ... More >>
Mr. Blood Red, Vol. 2
THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso see this week's STAGE FEATURE on Polish theater unmaskedNEW REVIEW GO AS YOU LIKE ITAs You Like It Photo courtesy of Aquila TheatreSummer is in full heat across the Southland, which brings out amphitheater producti ... More >>
THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEW THEATER PICK CLOWNTOWN CITY LIMITSPhoto by Ed RachlesImagine a personable, grimy, makeup-smeared, cigar-chomping guy in a tank top, not unlike Tommy Lee Jones, playing cards outdoors on the porch of some tra ... More >>
Also, True West, My Three Sisters, Death, Lies & Alibis and more
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSBREAKING NEWS: The entire staff of Stage Raw was disappointed that Mr. Merkin missed the filing deadline for his first column: a review of Spamalot at the Ahmanson. Mr. Merkin apologized profusely, but explained that it was impossible to file electronically from the pol ... More >>
Weston Dewalt's amazing year
State turns instead to manufacturing ships, suits, even diapers
Also, Blindsight, Hollywood Chinese and more
For the week of April 28 - May 4
Quentin Tarantino on opening night fever, postpartum depression and the descent from Mt. Everest
Serving on two powerful air-quality boards., L.A. Marathon founder William Burke sets a fast pace. But it just might be when he crosses the finish line, the public — and clean air — are the big losers.
The education of Mark “Mad Dog” Madsen
The Peculiar Practice of Dr. John Ronald Brown
Showtime gets serious