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Play or Not to Play: Tales of glory and folly on local stages
by STEVEN LEIGH
MORRIS and STEVEN MIKULAN

Thinking
Outside the Black Box
: How Company of Angels found its angels by STEVEN
MIKULAN

Building
an Ensemble in Ego-ville
: Olga Petrakova glides through catastrophe in search
of some truth by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS

Death
by Parking
: Why Paula Holt said “Enough” by STEVEN MIKULAN

Mark
Seldis and the Woman Who Rescued Him
: Life after Tim Robbins by STEVEN LEIGH
MORRIS

Daisy
Eagan: No Exit
– A Tony Award and a crisis of confidence by STEVEN
LEIGH MORRIS

Casting
by Craigslist
: Ethos Theatre Company’s unorthodox classicist by STEVEN
MIKULAN

Origin
of a Species: Sky Pilot Theatre
: They came, they saw, they started a theater
by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS


A Considerable Town

GENDY ALIMURUNG clocks in on
the Hamster Ball Derby
,

LINDA IMMEDIATO referees
Jeffrey Sebelia’s Fashion Fight Club
,

SEVEN McDONALD takes fire
reports from Oakwood
,

JOE DONNELLY mingles with the stars at
the Vegas opening of Spamalot
.

Plus, DAVE SHULMAN’s COLUMN
DAVE
,

an illustration
by J.T. STEINY,

a cartoon
by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

Newsroom

They
See Dead People:
For 1,000 murder victims, a new LAPD cold-case unit finally
seeks justice, by CHRISTINE PELISEK.

Serving
Two Masters
: City pension boards plan to pour a king’s ransom into
urban real estate pushed by insiders, by DAVID ZAHNISER.

In NIKKI FINKE’s DEADLINE
HOLLYWOOD
, the Sopranos-like takeover of Tribune Co. could mean
cement shoes for employees.

Also, photographs
and video footage of the Hollywood Hills fire
.

Plus, a
cartoon by MR. FISH
.

LA Vida

HOOPLA,
by LIBBY MOLYNEAUX

Art

ART
PICK
: Irving Norman, Healing by PETER FRANK

Must
See Art
: “relay” by T. Kelly Mason and Diana Thater and “Decamp”
by Alan Michael by AMRA BROOKS



Eat & Drink

Omakase
Warrior
: Chef/owner Shinji Murata’s soft touch beyond the hard rules
of Hiko Sushi. By JONATHAN GOLD

Plus, ASK
MR. GOLD
about where to find Swedish Easter pastries

Screen

In SURF
REPORT, Whoopi Goldberg stands up and delivers
, by ROBERT ABELE.

Books

When
Clowns Attack:
Girl detectives and innocence lost in Richard Sala’s
The Grave Robber’s Daughter, by GENDY ALIMURUNG.

Stage

New
theater reviews
,

ALAN RICH’s A
LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
,

Film

Grindhouse
Gang
: Quentin Tarantino gathers the legends of lowbrow for a historic summit,
including director Bob Clark (Porky's, Black Christmas and Christmas
Story
), who was killed in an auto accident days after the interview. By
SCOTT FOUNDAS

Remembering
Bob Clark
by SCOTT FOUNDAS

Glittering
Hunks of Trash
: SCOTT FOUNDAS reviews Grindhouse, the movie, and
samples the highlights of grindhouse,
the arthouse series
.

Faking It:
ELLA TAYLOR finds that Lasse Hallström’s The Hoax isn’t
fully committed to the con.

Clifford Irving, author of The Hoax, speaks with SCOTT FOUNDAS —
or does he?

Plus, TAYLOR on Paul
Verhoeven’s Black Book
,

More
film reviews
including The Reaping, Are We Done Yet? and others

In GOOD
REP Cinnamon
by TIM GRIERSON

Also Killer
of Sheep

at 30
: A fresh appreciation by ELLA TAYLOR

Independent
Lens
: Charles Burnett by SCOTT FOUNDAS

And Killer
of Sheep
: The best film about Los Angeles may be the least-seen great film
ever made in this country by JOHN POWERS

Music

Sucking
in the ’70s
: In ROCK & ROLL LOVE LETTER, KATE SULLIVAN asks, How
deep is your love?

Plus, JONNY WHITESIDE on David
Axelrod’s new live DVD
,

DIGGIN’
YOUR SCENE with Kind Hearts and Coronets
,

LIVE
IN L.A. with RTX
at Relax Bar by JOHN PAYNE

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER,

ROCK PICKS


Letters
.

rockie horoscope

Savage
Love
by DAN SAVAGE