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7 Cheap and Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

26 days ago by LA Weekly
A celebration of Latin American composers, a free magic show and a screening of Sidney Lumet's The Wiz, all for 10 bucks or less. Budd Friedman discusses the evolution of his live-comedy institution in his new memoir, The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up, with...
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19 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

27 days ago by LA Weekly
An art walk in Reseda, a lobster fest in Redondo Beach, a free magic show at a cool downtown bar, and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 9/22 Harbor views and a bunch of lobster — seems like a nice way to spend a...
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A New Doc Charts a Course for the Heart of Spock — but Doesn't Go Boldly

1 year ago by Amy Brady
Leonard Nimoy’s 1975 memoir I Am Not Spock stirred fan outrage: How dare the actor, who was indeed Spock in the original Star Trek series, publicly dismiss his beloved half-human, half-Vulcan alter ego? According to Adam Nimoy, Leonard’s son and the director of the heartwarming but uninventive documentary For the...
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The Strange History of Los Feliz's Mysterious Metaphysical Research Center

11 months ago by Gustavo Turner
No, it’s not a Scientology front. Nor is it “a Christian Science thing.” Or the Angelus Temple (that’s in nearby Echo Park). Or an exclusive league of Theosophists, Rosicrucians or Illuminati, or followers of Rudolf Steiner or Gurdjieff or any other specific mystic, either local or exotic. It's definitely not...
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Star Trek Beyond Has Blockbuster Action — and Some of the Original's Heart

1 year ago by Bilge Ebiri
Star Trek Beyond might be the Star Trekkiest film of the new, J.J. Abrams-ified Trek era. That is to say, it’s the one that feels the most like a turbo-loaded episode of the original series, and has at least some of that classic spirit of exploration and derring-do. That’s not...
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Star Trek's Number One Dies

9 years ago by Steven Mikulan
Majel Barrett, the tall beauty who appeared in 33 episodes of the original Star Trek series, died of leukemia today in her Bel Air home; she was 76. After portraying the ill-starred Captain Christopher Pike's Number One officer in the show's pilot, Barrett more often played USS Enterprise Nurse Christine...
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22 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

2 years ago by LA Weekly
Between a bawdy traveling sideshow, a program of the Groundlings' dirtiest sketches, the Razzie awards and a screening of the Sydney Pollack classic comedy Tootsie, there's lots of good stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 2/26 After last year's hiatus, the Groundlings' X-rated Trash Show returns...
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The Best TV Writer Panel Ever?

4 years ago by Zachary Pincus-Roth
When the invitation went out from the Writers Guild of America, It seemed too good to be true. Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, James L. Books, Steven Bochco, and more, all on the same panel? And yet last night at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, to celebrate the organization's 101...
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Five Comedy Web Series You Need to Watch Now

6 years ago by Liz Ohanesian
Last weekend, the third L.A. Web Series Festival (aka L.A. Web Fest) took over the LAX Radisson Hotel, bringing a wide variety of Internet-based programming to screening rooms. I stopped by the event on Saturday afternoon and got to check out episodes from more than 20 series. The annual convention...
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Trekkies Storm Hollywood & Highland "Star Trek: The Exhibition" for Abrams' DVD Release

8 years ago by Nicole Campos
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. Truth be told, the sound and picture are probably better on your home...

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