California Sen. Ricardo Lara is introducing the "Youth Equality Act" to try to remove the Boy Scouts of America's tax-exempt status because it discriminates against gays.
Lara aims to pass bill SB 323, which would end 501(c)3 status for all youth groups that continue to discriminate against homose ... More >>
Starting this week, we will now include our listings of all ongoing shows, below the new reviews, to help make it easier for you to decide which shows to see this week.The writing of neurologist Oliver Sacks has inspired a new work at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena -- Kathryn Walat's Creation. S ... More >>
Well, it's official -- after an announcement by the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, one mystery surrounding the Mormon faith has been dispelled for good: Caffeinated sodas are now fair game for thirsty church members.
A statement on the LDS website states that ... More >>
Jessica Abrams comedy about Hollywood, The Laughing Cow traffics in stereotypes but is nonetheless so delightful, says reviewer Rebecca Haithcoat, it grabs this week's Pick of the Week. Here are all the latest New Theater Reviews, or you can find them after the jump.
Also, check out this week's st ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a copy of the petition for review. First posted at 1:41 p.m.
Backers of California's overturned same-sex-marriage ban said today that they'll ask the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a review.
The move avoids for now taking the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court, bu ... More >>
A midnight fire on the grounds of the Los Angeles California Temple -- the gargantuan Mormon structure that can be seen from all over the city -- has given the Los Angeles Fire Department's arson investigators their highest-profile job since the Hollywood car-fire debacle.
Awesomely, the department ... More >>
Todd RansomA 28-year-old gay Mormon took his own life in Utah on July 19, which outrages documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan, who made 8: The Mormon Proposition. On the blogosphere, it's been reported that the young man, Todd Ransom, was interviewed for the film, but Cowan says Ransom signed up ... More >>
What exactly is Educating Children International?
There's a mystery brewing regarding tonight's Beck show at the Echo, which is being billed as a benefit for something called "Educating Children International." The flyer, posted above, lists the organization's website as www.educatingchildreninter ... More >>
FILM is this week's Pick of the Week.
Photo by Darrett Sanders
The Absurdists' convention
Local playwright Patrick McGowan's new play, Film, has no right to be as good as it is. The central character is the late theater director Alan Schneider (Bill Robens) -- known for stagi ... More >>
By Greg Critser
1. Minor Irritants
A certain wearer of these Kawasaki 704 eyeglasses:
A. Conjured endless anxiety and concern for the future of the republic
B. Got a $6 million book deal for portraying said eyeglass wearer
C. Instigated the "hot librarian" movement in American fashion
D. Wi ... More >>
It's one of those odd twists that leaders of the Mormon Church probably never saw coming. Whenever opponents of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that eliminates the right of gays and lesbians to legally marry in California, protest outside a Mormon temple, they effectively stop church members from ... More >>
Fore more photos, view Ted Soqui's Westwood protest slideshow.
Patrick Range McDonald's "The Last, Passionate Rant of a Long Night in West Hollywood"
Patrick Range McDonald's "The Long March to the Mormon Temple"
Joe Donnelly's "Election 08: What Happens To A Dream Deferred? Prop ... More >>
On Monday evening, three and a half hours after Variety reported that movie director Steven Speilberg had donated $100,000 to the "No on Prop. 8" campaign, Rabbi Elazar Muskin turned over his synagogue, Young Israel of Century City, to supporters of the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. Under Muskin ... More >>