This week, an artist stages a tiny exhibition at Central Library and a century-old Rodin sculpture plays a part in an afternoon-long performance.
5. J.J. Abrams inspires an art book
The Lost Issue , the catalog for the "Lost (in L.A.)" exhibition at Barnsdall Park, a show of French and Angeleno art ... More >>
There's nothing quite like a drop dead deadline to inspire you to contemplate all the things you always wanted to eat in this city before it was too late. And so, with the apocalypse scheduled for sometime on Friday, we put together five food-related things to do before the Four Horsemen come gallop ... More >>
The Top Five Metal Guitarists Under The Age of 30
The Ten Bloodiest Metal Album Covers
Top Ten Metal Albums for People Who Don't Know Shit About Metal
Nine-piece metal outfit Slipknot begins their headline run on this year's Rockstar Mayhem tour this Saturday in San Bernardino. Their percussionist ... More >>
Mathew Imaging"If Timothy Leary was here he'd say 'Boy did they give me some real good stuff," quipped AFI Movie Quiz host Alex Trebek about patrons' light sticks.
There's typically a spot on the September Hollywood Bowl calendar for its revue of classical Hollywood scores, aka The Big Pictu ... More >>
Jennie WarrenIce Cube may cut hair in the movies, but if you schedule a photo shoot with him, his people will request it be BYOB -- Bring Your Own Barber. You'll need to bring a makeup artist, too.
After all, he's not the same man he was when Boyz n the Hood came out, 20 years ago last month ... More >>
Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life
CANNES, FRANCE -- Much improved since I last posted, the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its midpoint in train-wreck fashion, its wagon to hitched to The Tree of Life.
The first screening of Terrence Malick's long-awaited new movie, three years in the editing, ... More >>
About a year ago, cult NYC film director Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, Ms. 45, the OG Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction, etc.) wrapped his indiepunk documentary on the legendary Chelsea Hotel. The film premiered at Cannes last year and is now being gradually unrolled across the US. Ferrara is com ... More >>
Okay, let's try this again. The Gorbals, Ilan Hall's new downtown restaurant, will open this Saturday night, according to the restaurant's co-owner Natan Zion. Or at least he's pretty sure it will open. "About 80%" sure. Apparently they were good to go when the electricity went out just as the inspe ... More >>
Ed McMahon, who died today at the age of 86, had the least enviable job in comedy, that
of a television host's sidekick. Playing Dr. Watson to Johnny Carson's
Sherlock Holmes, McMahon was both a reliable patsy and convincing
straight man -- the clown who brought a bumbling bonhomie to the Tonight Sh ... More >>
Sifting through the LA Weekly mailbag over the weekend, I couldn't help but take perverse amusement at a number of virulent missives written in response to my review of An American Carol, the independently produced and distributed right-wing propaganda movie that opened on Friday and ended the week ... More >>