Child-like views delighted our critics this week, with Mike Kenney's Walking the Tightrope at the 24th Street Theatre taking Pick of the Week, and a nod to Albie Selznick's magic show Smoke and Mirrors at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood. There's also a recommendation for an adult comed ... More >>
Family trauma drama Machu Picchu, Texas (pictured above) grabs our Pick of the Week this week. Good reviews also for Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse and David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at South Coast Rep. For all New Theater Reviews, and this weekend's comprehensive listing ... More >>
The artists on this week's list have endearing idiosyncrasies: James Lee Byars' obsession with the perfect atmosphere, Cai Guo-Qiang's spiritual pyromania and Dasha Sishkin's perverse approach to glamour.
5. Clothing-optional fantasies
If Shel Silverstein, who brought the same twisted humor to his ... More >>
US Dept. of EducationCat Power, like ODB, is for the childrenNo, not this picture on the right.
That's just your average Dept. of Education photo op celebrating the fact that they got "national musical recording artist Cat Power" (as opposed to "spoken word recording artist"?) to read Shel S ... More >>