24 days ago | Conventions
This year’s Midsummer Scream festival,will offer over 250 horror-themed vendors, film screenings, presentations, panels, interactive and immersive attractions and celebrity guest appearances. We talked with director Mick Garris about his appearanc...
1 month ago | Anime
About 100,000 anime fans, most of them costumed characters inspired by Japanese animation, swarmed what has become the premier anime convention in the U.S. (and almost as popular as Comic-Con in San Diego). With film and television series premiere...
2 months ago | Opera
Santa Monica’s Broad Stage held two performances of a double bill of operatic works by composer Gordon Getty. The two pieces were based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and on Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. T...
2 months ago | Conventions
Since its 2010 debut, VidCon, the premier convention for online video creators and fans, has grown exponentially to become the most popular celebration of online entertainment and YouTube culture in the country, continuing to attract the most yout...
Many kids who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in the ’60s and ’70s or many years later in syndication found a sense of joy and perhaps even empowerment from Fred Rogers’ hybrid of entertainment and education, which was...
2 months ago | Film Reviews
A new documentary on the man behind the iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV show, which championed the notions that it is important to love one’s neighbor and to love oneself, shines a light on Rogers, whose mission and messages we...