Los Angeles is not particularly known for its Oktoberfest celebrations. Our city never saw the waves of German immigrants that settled in the Midwest and Great Lakes Region, who brought with them precision brewing and sausage-spicing techniques. That doesn't mean there aren't dozens (literally, doze ... More >>
Last year, we took a look back at a 1972 Los Angeles Times article by the late celebrated food writer David Shaw on hot dogs, focusing on the places that are no longer around. 41 years on, six survive. For all the stereotypes, we continue to discover there is more and more of Los Angeles that dates ... More >>
As tends to be the case, several of the best films made in the last year have yet to screen outside of the festival circuit. For some this is because their scheduled release date simply hasn't arrived; others are still waiting to be picked up by a distributor in the first place. The vagaries of cin ... More >>
Kander & Ebb's musical The Scottsboro Boys, a Broadway-import minstrel show about Jim Crow, rolled into the Ahmanson and grabbed this week's pick. Good notices also for Zayd Dohrn's immigration saga Long Way Go Down at the Art of Acting Studio, and for the silly Aussie import Priscilla Queen of ... More >>
Zombie Joe's Underground and director Denise Devin turn Shakespeare's Richard III into an enthralling one-hour redux, says critic Jenny Lower. The production is this week's pick of the week. For all the latest new theater reviews, and comprehensive theater listings, see below. Beauty to be found in ... More >>
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Return to Finish the Trilogy
Lee Melville, a true gentleman and decades-long friend of our theater, died last night. Melville was a critic and editor at Drama-Logue and, most recently, L.A. Stage. More details as they come in. Christopher Shinn's drama Dying City, about a family in the wake of the Iraq War, being performed a ... More >>
John Tejada's place does not look like the home of an internationally renowned techno producer. Tucked away on a quiet street in a Mayberry-like corner of Van Nuys, where lawn signs from the neighborhood council warn you to "Watch for Kids!", the cozy mid-century ranch house feels far removed from t ... More >>
Throughout history, the world has been shaped and influenced by the vast contributions of gays and lesbians. We don't always know or remember these important role models. Welcome to the "Queer Town Icon" series. Known as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittge ... More >>
The $50,000 to $75,000 presale estimate of Elizabeth Taylor's dressing room trailer -- used on the set of Cleopatra and set to be auctioned at Profiles in History's upcoming "Icons of Hollywood" auction of memorabilia Dec. 15-17 -- seems low to M.G. Lord, author of the new book The Accidental Femini ... More >>
In dialogue with director of A Dangerous Mind
Also Love Letters to Women, Dangerous Beauty, Camino Real and more
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON THE BREAK OF NOON, AND CRACK WHORE GALORE -- LIVE!NEW REVIEW GO ALCESTE Photo by Nicholas SayaanEuripides' version of a Greek myth serves as ground zero for playwright B. Walker Sampson's surreal comedy about the otherworldly ... More >>
Jaime Robledo's Watson and Jordan Harrison's Futura
What can't Olivier Assayas do?
Also, Hoodoo Gurus, Die Antwoord, Jonsi and others
Also, Kris Kristofferson, the Black Keys, Bettye Lavette and others
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>
Sautéed chicken breasts over fascism, from the director of The White Ribbon
Plus, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, In Search of Beethoven and more
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar.
At least Frank Stronach isn't bulldozing Santa Anita for condos
When your lunch absolutely, positively has to match the color of your tie. . .
Tube steak or not tube steak? That is the question . . .