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Macbeth Gets a Sequel, 400 Years After Its Premiere (GO!)

Had William Shakespeare been an early-21st century playwright from Edinburgh rather than a late-16th century dramatist in London, he might well have approached the story of the 11th century King of the Scots, Mac Bethad mac Findlaích, the way that David Greig takes in his irony-infused 2010 history play, Dunsinane...

What's It's Like to Be a Bee? This Exhibit Will Help You Find Out

In the dimly lit room, translucent nest sculptures dot the ground and a soaring chorus of voices swells. This isn’t a fever dream — it’s an art installation that puts the viewer in the perspective of a bee, sensing the world in a way that is unfamiliar to most humans...

We Ranked (Almost) Every Character in the Alien Franchise

It was recently announced that Neill Blomkamp, whose Elysium and Chappie have failed to set the world on fire quite like his overvalued District 9, will be directing the first new Alien movie since 1997. And, what’s more, he plans to ignore the last two installments, 3 and Resurrection. That’s great news...

7 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Czech That Film takes over USC for the next five days and proves that Czech Republic–related puns remain charming and hilarious. Andrea Sedlácková’s Fair Play gets pride of place as the opening-night selection tonight at 7. Set in the 1980s, when the Central European nation was still known as Czechoslovakia...

So What Does L.A. Fashion Week Actually Accomplish?

Traditionally, the purpose of a fashion week is to show a clothing designer's latest collections. This showcase (hopefully) leads to press attention and eventually buyers. But it's not all about money. In New York, it's very much about celebrity and the spectacle of the front row, but it's also about...

5 Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week

This week’s dance shows include the homecomings for a contemporary choreographer and a local urban Latin troupe along with the last look at Seattle visitors and Los Angeles Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. 5. Stepping it up The free JAM Sessions mixing movement and music are among the Ford Amphitheater’s most...

How the Japanese Store Daiso Became a Phenomenon

I made my first trip to Daiso almost two years ago, shortly after the Koreatown store opened. My friends had long been raving about the Japanese chain store, which already had spots in other parts of greater Los Angeles, for its selection cute items and low prices. "Almost everything is...

Meli Cady Smuggled Drugs With Her BFF — and Wrote a Book About It

Meili Cady moved to L.A. to become an actress, not a criminal. In a strangely fortuitous way, she’d wind up doing both thanks to a headline-grabbing run-in with the law. In fact, her life would make a good black comedy on cable if a similar show didn't already exist. In...

Darren Romanelli Brings Together L.A. Artists and Brands — Using Pancakes

Darren Romanelli is the man behind Pancake Epidemic. If you don't know what that is, don't worry. Neither does he. "I think the fact that I can't explain exactly what it is is why I'm still into it," Roman­elli says with a laugh. Put simply, Pancake Epidemic is a Parisian...

21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

fri 3/27 Last we saw of Amy Schumer on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, she went to the prom, contracted herpes and was visited by God — played by Paul Giamatti — who reprimanded her for getting herpes. Schumer has been the potty-mouthed, younger-sis-of–Sarah Silverman heroine for the Girls generation...

5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, an archive on the oddity of copyright law pops up downtown, and two artists install a sleeping tree in an apartment complex in Los Feliz. 5. A book of text messages The opening of "Duh Angel Live @ Jenny's" was also a book launch and a performance. People...

Why Is This Marilyn Monroe Opera So Un-Sexy?

Marilyn Forever sounds like the title of a campy revue at the Cavern Club, but Long Beach Opera’s production at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro is a morose meditation on stardom, sex and self-destruction. Unfortunately, this U.S. premiere never comes together. Is it the fault of Marilyn Bowering’s...

Actors Take to the Streets and Tell Their Own Union: "Fuck You"

The afternoon heat of North Hollywood’s Arts District got decidedly hotter Monday afternoon as an estimated 400 local members of Actors Equity Association, the national union representing city stage actors, took to the streets to protest AEA’s proposed overhaul of the contract that has governed Los Angeles’ 99-seat theaters for...

Yes, Pygmalion Is the Basis of My Fair Lady, But It's Way More Empowering for Women

The basis for the much beloved, happily-ever-after musical My Fair Lady, George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion takes a much firmer tack on questions of class distinctions and female independence. Those themes, so dear to Shaw’s progressive heart, end up rather charmingly watered down in the 1964 Audrey Hepburn film...

I Spent Saturday Trapped in a Stadium, Solving a Puzzle With 500 People

As the sun sets over the concrete wasteland that is a stadium without a sporting event, eerie ambient music echoes through the speakers and across the field at East L.A. College. An emcee of sorts, sporting khakis and a green cape, emerges, telling the 500 or so people lined up...

L.A. Opera Did Three Shows About Figaro, and This One Is the Best (GO!)

In opera’s Figaro Trilogy, true love always wins out in the end, but it first requires the intervention of a small village of scheming eavesdroppers, nearsighted voyeurs, reverse cross-dressers and dancing maidens to ensure that the right couples are ultimately paired together. L.A. Opera opened its final part of the...

Parent Dying? Bitter Siblings? Yes, This Play Has All the Southern Gothic Clichés

Perhaps the best way to describe Thieves, Charlotte Miller’s half-baked, histrionic Texas homecoming drama that is making its world premiere at El Portal’s Monroe Forum Theatre, is to quote the novelist Pat Conroy quoting his mother on the Southern Gothic — "All southern literature can be summed up in these...

7 Great Free Things to Do in L.A. This Week

It's not just a catchy title. YouTube proto-megastar Shane Dawson has body dysmorphic disorder and he'll tell you all about it when he presents and signs I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson. It seems like forever ago (2008, at age 20) that he began his ascent...

5 Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week

This week’s dance shows include classic and contemporary ballets, Philippine dance with a Hawaiian connection and multimedia dance at REDCAT. 5. A solo is a lonely thing Lincoln Jones and his American Contemporary Ballet launch a new season of DANCE+DESIGN. The one hour lecture demonstration spotlights the classical ballet solo,...

Some Reality TV Wants to Be Good For You. But It's Not. And That's Ok

“Self-love.” “Inner beauty.” “Meaningful connections.” Where do we most often hear phrases like these? A person of an older generation might say, “The self-help section at Barnes and Noble.” But a millennial might easily answer, “reality television.” We’ve entered the age of compassionate reality TV. But not everything is as...

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