I once dreamed of being a transportation planner: fast-roping into jungles, skirting ancient booby traps to snag gilded idols, natives and Nazi occultists in hot pursuit. Sadly, urban planners do none of those things. The most daring thing most of them will ever do is Sharpie "Fuck you, Robert Moses ... More >>
A. D'Alessandro'Hey Lucy, you sunk my battleship': Lucille Ball memorabilia goes wild with board games
Within the fandom annals, before Gleeks and Trekkies roamed convention halls, there were -- and still are -- Lucy fans; a fervent bunch that communes frequently to pay homage to TV's greate ... More >>
Crom: All Hail Those who Fail from Peliculas Cochinas on Vimeo.
[This week's print edition of the LA Weekly boasts an exclusive interview with Will Crom from Crom, LA's raddest cult metal band. "Crom's 17th annual metal war on Christmas unfolds Dec. 19 at the Echo, doubling as a Toys for Tots chari ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT FEATURE ON BORN TO BE ALIVE and THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACELEASE SUBSIDY PROGRAM GETS ANOTHER LEASE
A recommendation by L.A.'s Chief Administrative Officer Miguel
Santana to restructure (eliminate) the city's Lease Subsidy Program for non- ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATRE LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT FEATURE ON AUDIENCESNEW REVIEW GO TRACERS
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Thirty years after its Los Angeles debut, writer John DiFusco's anti-war drama retains its relevance and power. Written collaboratively in the 1970s by DiFu ... More >>
Secretary of the Arts
I've seen the following floating around the blogosphere for a little over a week. It was forwarded to me courtesy of the Victory Theatre Center.
"Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countrie ... More >>
The Biggest Thank You Ever Given
I'm thunderstruck and deeply moved by the outpouring and quality of your appreciations to me in your emails and in the comments to Friday's posting on the elimination of the L.A. Weekly's Theater Editor position. What a privilege: to read all that, to have served ... More >>