As L.A. Weekly often reports, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has a habit of making strange claims -- remember how he calls himself the hardest working mayor in America and says, with LAPD Chief Bill Bratton's blessing, that L.A. is as safe as 1956? This week, longtime Daily News scribe Rick ... More >>
Plus: In defense of Michael Jackson
On Steven Mikulan's "Back in Black (and Yellow) Face"
Also, Daughters of Heaven, The Smartest Man in the World
Also, Varla Jean Merman Loves a Foreign Tongue!
Also, Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield
Thousands of strikers and supporters made their way down Hollywood Blvd. this afternoon as the WGA strike continued. All photos by Steven Mikulan
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The Adding Machine, Gamblers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and more
To Play or Not to Play: Tales of glory and folly on local stages by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS and STEVEN MIKULAN
The Town the Law Forgot by JEFFREY ANDERSON. No Peace in the Valley by STEVEN MIKULAN. Li'l Dickens Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Love to the Vice President by JERRY STAHL
Making sense of the ballot measures
Including Sweet Charity, Autobahn and The America Play
Including this week's picks The Car Plays, San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Second Annual Latino New Works Festival
Including Corpus Christi and Marat/Sade
Including this week's pick, As You Like It
Including this week's pick, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer-Trash Housewife
Photos from the immigration reform march
For March 3 - 9
Reviews of 1984, Not a Genuine Black Man and On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning
Think globally, travel locally
A quarter-century of changes in a lighting booth
...I read Michael Kearns' piece on nudity in gay theater ["Getting Undressed for the Theater," September 4-10], and my first reaction was . . . Enough already! ...