The scandal surrounding a love affair between a brother and his sister forms the centerpiece of John Ford's 17th century play, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Archway Theatre's downtown production is this week's pick. See below for all the latest new theater reviews and comprehensive theater listings. Thi ... More >>
L.A. Weekly critic Lovell Estell III found a police melodrama Cops and Friends of Cops to be a refreshingly unpredictable new play, and made it this week's Pick. Good reviews also for Peter Pan, presented by the Blank Theatre at Second Stage, and Falling for Make Believe, a play about the theater at ... More >>
For many people, Easter means church services, maybe watching Judy Garland and Fred Astaire circa 1948 in Easter Parade, Sunday brunch, decorating eggs and orchestrating an egg hunt in the backyard. For others, the holiday is synonymous with those neon yellow duck-shaped marshmallows called Peeps. ... More >>
Friday, Feb. 1 Alcohol and social media come together for a special screening of Pixelschatten -- a German movie about a blogger, Pixel, who writes a life-changing post when he realizes he's the last of his friends to move on after their local fame fizzles out. Pixel represents all of us who tweet, ... More >>
The first few minutes of Lincoln play out like a parody of the expectations of Steven Spielberg's detractors. The Great Emancipator rests like a humble Solomon upon a hard wooden chair, surrounded by freely mixing black and white soldiers of that great war of his. One black soldier dares to speak of ... More >>
You saw Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as The Dictator, take on the Academy Awards for allegedly refusing his punk-worthy entrance to the red carpet at the Oscars Sunday. It was all a media stunt, and Cohen ended up on the red carpet, spreading the ashes of Kim Jong Ill on Ryan Seacrest. Ha-ha. E ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] See also: *Low End Theory Anniversary *More Low End Theory Oral History From Those Who Helped Build It All apologies to Mr. Holland, but our opuses hav ... More >>
Did your new year's resolution involve sampling strange cuisine from across the city? If you're the type who scours the San Gabriel Valley like a Sichuan-studded Star Map or can quickly rattle off every birrieria in the barrio then probably not. But if you're perpetually stuck in a quaint Westside f ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles. Extraterrestrials in Biblical Prophecy Author: G. Cope Schellhorn Date: 1990 Publisher: Horus House, Madison, ... More >>
Also, OSS 117: Lost in Rio, Babies, Multiple Sarcasms, The Lightkeepers and more
Celebrating its twelfth anniversary this year, Method Fest - whose raison d'etre is to showcase films driven by performances and strong stories, not special effects or global market potential - has slowly evolved into a very big deal. This year's films star such respected names as Anthony H ... More >>
Also, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Also, Corked!, Downloading Nancy and more
Arcade games - the actual cabinets that took actual quarters - were ubiquitous throughout my childhood. After about 1978, you couldn't walk into a fast food restaurant or convenience store and not find one.
The son also rises
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's M.O., but who cares?
Itâ€™s almost hard to believe that we are, at long last, in the final stretches of the 2008 presidential campaign. No matter which way you are inclined to vote (though particularly so if you skew blue, where the primary race felt almost as long as all seven seasons of The West Wing), there have bee ... More >>
They don't make 'em in Hollywood like him anymore
Three’s a crowd in You, Me and Dupree
Wolfgang Petersen gets wet again
Phil Hendrie conquers the AM dial one deluded caller at a time. So why can't he get his mug on TV?
In Hollywood, your car is who you are
Why dont Hollywood Democrats run for public office?
Why the FCC shouldnt consolidate without concessions
Hollywoods not-always-welcome role in national politics
Gray has a blast; Dick, a sour time
Chaos and patriotism at a Hollywood precinct
Rogan desperately seeks the center
Why those striking actors just can’t get respect — or a contract
Elaine Welton Hill, 1954 - 1999
They shoot, they score
A story of getting lost -- and found -- in pre-glasnost Kiev