At around the four-minute mark of my first viewing of the Cloud Atlas trailer, as the M83 track swelled to its bursting point and a hoverbike darted through future-Korea, I remember e-mailing and GChatting at least a dozen friends with a link to the preview and my take: "Holy Shit."
Naturally, ever ... More >>
When most people think of Keanu Reeves, "inquisitive cinephile" may not be the first description that comes to mind. With roles in films from the action flick Point Break to cult-fave fantasy franchise,The Matrix, the mild-mannered actor is known more for his signature, low-key line delivery than hi ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
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Song: Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris
History: "We Found Love" is the first single from Rihanna's sixth album, Talk That Talk. It was bad ... More >>
Katie Harker/iO WestKate Walsh reveals at IO West's Improv Comedy Festival that she had back surgery so she can run on the beach naked in slo-mo.
Over the last nine years, iO West's Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival has become a love-in; a time when neophyte and master improvisers commemo ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on The Event and Kharmful Charms of Daniil Kharms
THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSNEW REVIEW GO EXTROPIA
Photo by Keith Roenke
Imagine how sonically colorless a world without traditional music
would be. Actually, not very, accor ... More >>