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Gillian Anderson in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is not so alien

last monthArts : Culture Monster

For her American fans, Gillian Anderson is most closely associated with her role as Agent Dana Scully from the Fox science fiction series "The X-Files," but in England, where the actress has lived for years, Anderson has repeatedly ditched the pantsuit in favor of period costumes. On the...

Larry Storch aims to leave 'em laughing one last time on L.A. stage

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan.

LAXArt plans Hollywood gallery, citywide project called the Occasional

last monthArts : Culture Monster

The rapidly growing art hub near Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue just got busier.

Hammer Museum gala to honor Mark Bradford, Joni Mitchell

last monthArts : Culture Monster

The Hammer Museum will fete Los Angeles visual artist Mark Bradford and singer Joni Mitchell at its annual gala scheduled for Oct. 11.The Gala in the Garden is a key fundraiser for the Westwood museum, which raised $2 million at last year's event.

'Neither,' ignored in U.S., gets extravagant German staging

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Though known as the flower of the Ruhr Valley — a formerly industrial section of Germany northeast of Düsseldorf — Bochum may not exactly bloom on the world's cultural map. The biggest tourist attraction here is a production of "Starlight Express" that has run for 28 years.

Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

There are artists who focus their entire lives on exploring a single material. That's not Lisa Anne Auerbach. She falls in with the artists who weave together various practices, producing objects that are eclectic, even as they explore related ideas. Auerbach's work straddles a variety of...

An inventive, lively 'Equivocation' at Theatricum Botanicum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

It may sit uneasily with our notion of Shakespeare to imagine him tackling the hot-button issues of his era like a Jacobean David Mamet. 

Sondheim, Bernadette Peters going into 'Woods' again in one-nighter

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Here’s catnip for musical theater lovers who are into “Into the Woods” in specific and Stephen Sondheim in general.

Joan Rivers will be honored by some Broadway theaters

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Joan Rivers is still causing trouble -- this time on Broadway.

European concert diary: The Stockhausen effect, even without Stockhausen

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

When it comes to panhandlers, I am indiscriminate with my change. Late Monday night, arriving at Düsseldorf’s main train station after a concert of new music in Cologne, I handed a couple of small coins to a small, unpleasant-looking man, who spied the program in my hand and...

Arthur Miller, 'Bent' part of 2015 season at Mark Taper Forum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Revivals of Arthur Miller's "The Price" and Martin Sherman's "Bent" will be part of the Mark Taper Forum's new season that Center Theatre Group will announce Tuesday.

Object lessons at Torrance Art Museum's 'Another Thing Coming'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"Another Thing Coming: New Sculpture in L.A." is the kind of exhibition more museums should do, and more often. It checks in on the status of a misplaced but provocative artistic thread, providing a welcome update.

A passionate Sellars-Rattle triumph with Bach's 'St. Matthew'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Bach's "St. Matthew" Passion, that most exalted of music's numinous monuments, was performed Saturday night by the exalted Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by the exalted Simon Rattle, sung by superb (and of course exalted) soloists and chorus at the Proms in that London monument, the spacious...

'Race's' incendiary topic defused by Mamet's underwritten characters

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"The law, Mr. Strickland, is not an exercise in metaphysics. But an alley fight."

Pisano to step down after 13 years leading L.A.'s Natural History Museum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Jane Pisano will step down as president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles county after 13 years in which she led the museum to financial recovery in the early 2000s, then oversaw a nearly complete overhaul and updating of the galleries and exhibits at its building in Exposition Park.

Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The United States is a world leader in a lot of areas. Perhaps most disconcerting is our dominance in the area of incarceration. More than 2 million people currently reside in America's prisons and jails, a figure that has more than quadrupled since 1980, due to mandatory sentencing...

Picasso's 'Le Tricorne' bids farewell to Four Seasons in New York

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A large-scale work by Pablo Picasso bade farewell to its longtime home at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York over the weekend. "Le Tricorne," a piece that has resided at the restaurant since 1959, has been taken down to be cleaned, followed by shipment to its new home at the New York...

Michael Feinstein leads Pasadena Pops to 'New York, New York'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

When the Pasadena Pops quickly signed Michael Feinstein to be its principal Pops conductor in 2013 following the death of his predecessor, Marvin Hamlisch, it looked like a coup and a gamble.

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