Matt Chamberlain Residency with David Torn
Better than...watching the Lakers lose.
Last night, before a moderate-sized crowd, drummer Matt Chamberlain resumed his month-long residency alongside guitar slinger David Torn. The two instrumentalists, armed with impeccable understandin ... More >>
In 1972 Asco spray-painted their signatures onto the walls of LACMA, asserting themselves as active members of the art community despite the fact that LACMA wasn't yet willing to show their work.
Last Wednesday night, Milwaukee-based Special Entertainment, the partnership between artists Andrew Sw ... More >>
Charlie Sheen at his roastIf you didn't know better, you'd think that Charlie Sheen spent all this time sabotaging the highest-paying gig in TV just so he'd wind up the guest of dishonor at his own roast, specifically, the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, airing Sept. 19.
For the show' ... More >>
Many beloved television series get asked back to the Paley Festival during their runs. Then there are those short-run shows whose brief lives on air have been surpassed by their staying power with audiences so that a retrospective draws passionate fans back for more. Such is the love for Judd Apatow ... More >>
Nicole CamposCasey Weldon, "Twilight Zone Vs. Twilight" (triptych)It's timely that, four days shy of national Geek Pride day and two short of the finale of one of the most anticipated genre TV series of the decade, Gallery 1988 would dedicate its latest art-as-pop-homage exhibition to The Twi ... More >>
Nicole CamposRod Roddenberry, posing with a key piece of Trek legacy, Captain Kirk's original uniform.It's one thing to wait for a big DVD release, run out, grab the disc, run home and watch it on your killer entertainment system; it's quite another to watch it on the bridge of the Enterprise ... More >>
Every year, thousands of sci-fi, fantasy and related fans descend upon Atlanta for Dragon*Con. Aside from a great schedule of panelists (William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on the same panel! Terry Gilliam!), Dragon*Con seems heavy on night time entertainment, including concerts from artists like Volt ... More >>
THEATER AWARDS UPDATE
Here is the complete list of NOMINEES for the 30th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, being held Monday, March 30 at the El Rey. Admission for nominees is free; nominee RSVPs are now being accepted at (310) 574-7208. Tickets for guests and members of the public go on sale ... More >>
The Biggest Thank You Ever Given
I'm thunderstruck and deeply moved by the outpouring and quality of your appreciations to me in your emails and in the comments to Friday's posting on the elimination of the L.A. Weekly's Theater Editor position. What a privilege: to read all that, to have served ... More >>
New Star Trek Trailer:
Who had better style? The old 1960s Star Trek crew members or the new 2009 Star Trek crew members? By "new" I mean "new version of the old." The movie drops next year. I know you're already in line. Here are some fashion-related things to think about while you're setting up ... More >>
Interview by Jonah Flicker
Comedian Neil Hamburger released the musically excellent and thoroughly funny Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners (Drag City) this past April. Over the course of ten songs, Hamburger spins melancholy tales that make Johnny Cash sound like John Tesh and offers wry observa ... More >>