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The Gurus of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Explain How to Put on a Show

This post is the first in a series of posts following one show through the Hollywood Fringe Fest. It’s a Thursday, May 14, and the cast and crew for House of Rabbits — Charivari in Voyeurville, the hour-long rock ‘n’ roll, neo-burlesque musical-in-the-making, is just filtering into the spacious downtown...

7 Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $5 or Less

Take a look inside noir Los Angeles of the mid–20th century with LAPD '53, a collaboration between beloved crime novelist James Ellroy and Los Angeles Police Museum's Glynn Martin. The book features photos from the museum's archives combined with Ellroy's writing; certainly, it's a must-have tome for fans of L.A...

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

fri 5/22 Take a look inside noir Los Angeles of the mid–20th century with LAPD '53, a collaboration between beloved crime novelist James Ellroy and Los Angeles Police Museum's Glynn Martin. The book features photos from the museum's archives combined with Ellroy's writing; certainly, it's a must-have tome for fans...

A Godfather Parody That's Visually Interesting But Borderline Offensive

After spending recent years immersed in playfully lyrical dance-theater explorations of key texts by Anton Chekhov and Tennessee Williams, Theatre Movement Bazaar director-choreographer Tina Kronis and writer Richard Alger turn their formidable talents to The Godfather. Show More Summary

How Do You Paint a Naked Body to Look Like the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

It was a windy Saturday at 4 p.m. and a golden Buddha was painted on my belly. On my back was a fleur de lis and a glittery night sky. Words were scrawled over my chest and arms: "Happiness," "I Do," "Truth." People ogled and took photos of me. I...

Staging American Idiot in a Warehouse Makes It Even Less of a Real Musical

American Idiot the musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2010, doesn’t have a coherent plot. Inspired by the 2004 Green Day album of the same name, the band’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, and director Michael Mayer cobbled together a loosely guided storyline, following three punks from the suburbs as...

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

This week, a raunchy, longtime painter lets his prehistoric women warriors be fierce and affectionate at the same time, and a much younger Viennese artist gives her paintings long-winded, sassy titles. 5. Movable feast Barbara Grossman’s Breakfast Club, started beside a lake by 10 women, is performing in a dining...

We Remember The Who's Tommy as Awesome, and We Forget the Story Is Arduous

I couldn't go a week in high school without seeing one of those orange The Who's Tommy t-shirts. In the early 90s, songwriter Pete Townshend and his co-book writer Des McAnuff turned Townshend's legendary album into a breakthrough convergence of Broadway musical, classic rock and Baby Boomer nostalgia. Plus the...

Caltech Professor Says a Lot of What You Know About Scientists Like Newton and Darwin Is Wrong

Leonard Mlodinow is worried about you. You’ve been fed a lot of nonsense about apples and Sir Issac Newton’s head and Charles Darwin and the island of Galapagos. “The idealized view of science” — the one that says that brilliant insights happen to brilliant people in a brilliant flash —...

What's It Like to Be a Drag Queen While Raising a Kid?

At RuPaul's DragCon, the first convention dedicated to RuPaul's Drag Race, the exhibit hall sparkled with glitter make-up and rhinestone-encrusted clothing. Fans of Logo's hit reality competition show swarmed overwhelmingly dressed for the occasion, some in full drag, others in fashionable attire better suited for a night at a club...

At Mad Men Live Read, Colin Hanks Plays Don and Fred Savage Is Hilarious as Pete

(Note: no spoilers until the last paragraph) Bye bye, Birdie. A feeling of loss is inevitable when any beloved TV show comes to an end, let alone one as singularly engrossing as Mad Men. Matthew Weiner’s ‘60s-set drama waded into a form of anomie that was at once specific to...

An Opera That's Performed in Highland Park, and Set in Highland Park

When we last heard from Pacific Opera Project in March, the local company was cleverly reinterpreting Mozart’s The Abduction From the Seraglio by dressing up the cast as characters from Star Trek. Now it's bringing the same absurd approach to Richard Strauss’ comic opera Ariadne auf Naxos, whipping up a...

An Entire Class of USC Art Students Leaves School After Dean Pisses Them Off

Today is graduation day at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, but the celebration has been clouded by controversy: The entire first-year class of Masters of Fine Art (MFA) students in the two-year program has announced that they will be leaving the school after what they claim to be...

Why Watching People Talk About Group Sex For Three Hours Isn't as Interesting as It Sounds

Imported from New York City, The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side takes place in the present day but harks back to the counterculture movement of the late 1960s and early 70s. Nearly three hours long, it revolves around four individuals who live communally and practice group sex. Their...

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

Political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her latest book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, which sheds light on the new roles in the early 1860s of women in the nation's capital, namely those who contributed to politics, health care and social services. These women kept the...

After the “Blurred Lines” Trial, Marvin Gaye’s Wife Releases a Tell-All Memoir

It’s a sad story as old as showbiz itself: rich, charismatic star with a substance-abuse problem hooks up with beautiful, starstruck girl half his age. And 31 years later it’s still one hell of a cautionary tale about the effects of childhood abuse, chronic drug abuse and superstardom. Jan Gaye...

The Best Free L.A. Art Parties This Week

It’s the Here Comes Summer edition of our art parties list. True, it’s always more or less summertime here in Los Angeles, but whether it’s due to the warmer weather and longer days, the blooming of the greenery and florals, the psychological habit of thinking of Memorial Day as the...

This Performance Art Space Gives You a Cool New Reason to Visit the L.A. River

On a bright, hot day in August, more than 100 people gathered around a large, stone, obelisk-shaped plaza that had been carved into the ground next to the Los Angeles River. A sculptural installation by artist Michael Parker called The Unfinished, the work mimics an ancient monument that had been...

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

fri 5/15 Political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her latest book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, which sheds light on the new roles in the early 1860s of women in the nation's capital, namely those who contributed to politics, health care and social services. These women...

A Sequel to The Crucible, With a Happy Ending This Time

H.L. Mencken famously defined Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” In 1953, that someone arguably wasn’t Arthur Miller, who seized on the Salem witch trials as an allegorical representation of McCarthyism in The Crucible. Sixty years later, playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa aims to provide a corrective...

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