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Felicity Huffman Stars in David Mamet’s Latest Screed

Imagine a game of “philosophical tennis” in which the competitors lob theoretical bon mots at each other. Except no one is keeping score, because in this case, the audience is too detached from the piece to do so. So the only redeeming quality of the L.A. premiere of David Mamet’s...

A Writer Who Moonlights for Michelle Obama's Office

Don't say that Paul Oakley Stovall, author of Immediate Family, which opens at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, works for Michelle Obama. He'll quickly and graciously correct you: "It should be phrased a certain way. I serve as an advance associate for the office of the First Lady." He adds, "Working...

A Comedy About Civil War Re-enactors

Although loosely connected by concerns with non-traditional gender roles and a certain naturalistic pitch in their respective mises en scène, the true common denominator between the duo of full-length one-acts making their L.A. debuts at Echo Theatre Company may simply be in the superlative performances put up by the Echo...

An Artist Explains Why He Hired People to Stumble Around MOCA Blindfolded

The centerpiece of artist William Pope.L’s exhibition at MOCA’s massive Geffen building is a 45-foot-long American flag with 51 stars that whips around in wind created by a cadre of industrial-sized fans. The flag, called Trinket, has been tearing slowly since the show opened, and it casts an unexpected spell...

A Coyote Can Change Your Life

Like Taste, Benjamin Brand’s recent play about a man driven to devour his own flesh, My Barking Dog by Eric Coble shocks and surprises, and in a most brilliant and entertaining way. Commencing as a portrait of two alienated souls, it builds beyond that initial rendering into a grim but...

9 Great Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $10 or Less

"Manifest: Justice" is a pop-up art exhibition supporting people disenfranchised because of race, gender or sexual orientation. It includes a host of big names in the art world, among them Andrea Bowers, Eric Fischl, Shepard Fairey and Swoon. The goal is to use art and music to teach people about...

A Story That Examines the Female Side of Geek Culture For Once

Too often, the narrative in stories about geek culture focuses on dudes. It fits with the stereotype of what a geek is — some guy in his teens or twenties, covered in residual dust from the powdery snack du jour, slurping down some unnaturally-colored, nauseatingly sweet, caffeinated beverage, while obsessing...

The Best Free L.A. Parties This Week

Obviously tonight you’re going to get your rainbows and unicorns groove on at this year’s Artopia, presented by L.A. Weekly — but after that, stay strong because you’ve still got a whole weekend of flip and fancy art-friendly parties ahead of you. From the upscale to astrological, and from neighborhood...

If Mel Brooks Made a Crazy NASA Farce, It Would Look Like This

Ground Control to Major Tom: David Bowie, Richard Nixon, the Cold War, the women's liberation movement, early Steven Spielberg movies and a staff-impaired NASA space program from 1973 all combine into a Mel Brooks aesthetic in Bill Robens' world-premiere farce Entropy, which just opened at Hollywood's Theatre of NOTE. Regular...

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

fri 5/1 Photography goes Hollywood this weekend as a pair of photo-centric art fairs set up in facing movie studios on Melrose. With an opening party Thursday night and viewing hours Friday through Sunday, Paris Photo L.A. returns to Paramount Studios. Aside from the coterie of world-class galleries and publishers...

Super Mario Came to Town and Sparked an All-Out Burlesque War

On Tuesday, April 7, Gorilla Tango sent out an email announcing the news: The Chicago-based theater company had decided to pull its Mario Bros.–themed burlesque show, Boobs and Goombas, from its residency at Hollywood venue the Complex. Boobs and Goombas had been set to open a few days later and...

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

This week, a show in Hollywood includes only one sheet of paper with just two sentences on it, while a show nearby has more than 111,000 words in it, none of which can be read. 5. Rainbows in rows There are lots of watermelon-colored, rainbow-shaped half-circles in Hour, one of...

Now You Can Submit Your Unpublished Book to the L.A. Public Library

The story goes that everyone has a book in them. And despite a literary reputation that's often sniffed at, L.A. has more than its fair share of writers. But getting published can be difficult. And if authors self-publish, it can be hard to get noticed. The Los Angeles Public Library's...

A Comedy About Civil War Reenactors

Although loosely connected by concerns with non-traditional gender roles and a certain naturalistic pitch in their respective mises en scène, the true common denominator between the duo of full-length one-acts making their L.A. debuts at Echo Theatre Company may simply be in the superlative performances put up by the Echo...

One of L.A.'s Best Theater Companies Puts on Two Plays at Once

Although loosely connected by concerns with non-traditional gender roles and a certain naturalistic pitch in their respective mises en scène, the true common denominator between the duo of full-length one-acts making their L.A. debuts at Echo Theatre Company may simply be in the superlative performances put up by the Echo...

Yes, the New Play Ferguson Is Divisive, But It's Riveting

The play Ferguson, an adaptation of the grand jury testimony in the case of police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown, was bound to cause controversy. For one thing, the play is being mounted at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, which has its own storied history of cop-on-black racial violence. For...

Uh Oh, a Pride and Prejudice Musical? Don't Worry, It’s Pretty Amusing (GO!)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a story in possession of a built-in fanbase must be in want of a musical adaptation. But even to Jane Austen fans, the notion of reworking Pride and Prejudice with a score may seem ill-advised, if inevitable. After definitive film renderings, modernist updates,...

Tabitha Soren of MTV News Is Now an Artist — and She's Been Photographing Baseball Players

For the past five years, Tabitha Soren has been asking people to give her their bone spurs — calcium deposits that grow along joints or bones — ever since a baseball pitcher gave her one he had surgically removed after from a repetitive stress injury. Many will remember Soren as...

Can't Afford Arts in L.A.? Here's Our Guide to Cheap Tickets, Perks and Parties

Those who say Los Angeles is devoid of culture, or that culture is just too expensive, clearly don't know where to go. Many museums, parks and theaters offer special programs, discounts and membership levels to encourage young adults to embrace what the city has to offer. A few of them...

Goodbye to Hal's, Venice's Legendary Artist Hangout on Abbot Kinney (VIDEO)

“It’s always a heavy pour.” This is the feeling at Hal’s bar in Venice. It’s not bohemian, but simple, functional, warm. A bar for drinking and being together. “This is where people know me," says Rusty from a corner barstool. She's a tan, middle-aged woman with a blonde pixie cut...

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