"Diavolo is not a modern dance company," declares Jacques Heim, the French founder, artistic director and guiding visionary of the Los Angeles-based troupe that over the last 20 years has staked a serious claim for the city in the international dance world. The admission is especially surprising as ... More >>
The L.A. Weekly's 2013 Web Awards honor the best of what's online. Check out the complete list of winners. The sideburns on Mad Men got a lot bushier last season as Don Draper and his cohorts began meandering out of the midcentury and into the disco era, but comedian John McNamee is one step ahead: ... More >>
Anarchist writer Hakim Bey once wrote, "The universe wants to play," arguing that one must briefly escape complacency and embrace the unpredictable. This theory was exemplified on Friday when the creative event planning organization Mindshare hosted the 2nd Annual Rubiks Human Play! Spectacular at ... More >>
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The RoyceRoyce chef David Féau We are no stranger to restaurant hype; really we're not. We tend to generate a bit of it ourselves. So I hope you will believe us when we say that we have never quite seen anything like the front page of today's Pasadena Star-News, which was entirely devoted, ... More >>
Mia Doi Todd, all wrapped up in taffeta?Late last year -- via our Rock Picks, of all sources -- LA Weekly broke the news that Mia Doi Todd and Michel Gondry were working together. As it turned out, the magnificent L.A. cult folkster and the endlessly inspired French director had collaborated ... More >>
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