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Will the Academy Awards Recognize Casting?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented special Oscars to some of Hollywood’s veteran industry leaders Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. For the eighth year running, the Governors Awards...Show More Summary

Musically Human's sudden shutdown in Highland Park comes with a past

The August announcement of the new Equity company Musically Human Theatre was met with excitement from Chicago's theater community and North Shore residents alike. Highland Park would have its own theater back at the Karger Center, former home of the venerable Music Theatre Company. MHT said that...

The Highlander Taught Me How to Sword Fight

Inside a large hall at Los Angeles Convention Center, I'm practicing a sequence of sword movements alongside 21 other people. Step one: Aim for the hip. Step two: Protect your head. Step three: Aim for the shoulder. There are more steps to follow, a series of offensive and defensive movies...

In a New Short Documentary, Netflix Takes on Death

Documentaries often deal in sadness and Netflix’s new short Extremis is no exception. A film on end-of-life care that is shot entirely in an Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, the piece centers on Dr. Jessica Zitter, a palliative care specialist who leads a team in helping terminal patients prepare to die. Show More Summary

The Commune in Ethiopia Where Feminism is the Law

The village center of Awra Amba. (All Photos: Zac Crellin) Tucked away between the rugged gorges and valleys of the Ethiopian highlands is an egalitarian commune that defies the norms of traditional society. Awra Amba, founded in the...Show More Summary

London Designer Lou Dalton Takes Center Stage in This FW16 Editorial

Highsnobiety‘s latest in-house editorial spotlights the FW16 collection of London designer Lou Dalton. Inspired by a trip up to the Scottish highlands, the collection toyed with tartan patterns (see the trousers in slide #4) and crackled textures, which play out over a series of black leather pieces. Shot on location in London, this new photo set […]

Escaping Japan's Super-Cities for the 'So-Called Wilderness'

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Every country should have its Shangri-la. Perhaps this is Japan’s. Thrust upward 3,000 feet by Earth’s tectonic mischief, the highland Eden of Kamikochi, tucked into the Nagano prefecture in the center of Honshu, Japan’s main island, attracts millions every year. Show More Summary

Ambient composer Laraaji returns to the center to talk zither, technology and performance

On Friday night, the influential ambient music composer Laraaji will perform at the Highland Park Ebell Club. The artist, who first gained international attention when the producer and composer Brian Eno happened upon him performing on the zither in New York City, has issued dozens of instrumental...

Church of the Highlands Buys Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Alabama

One of the largest churches in America, the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, announced Sunday that they have purchased the sprawling Cahaba Grand Conference Center as a permanent home for their 14th campus for a fraction of what the property is worth.

Humanists File Appeal in Ongoing Battle Against Colorado School District That Promoted Christianity

In June of 2014, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar...Show More Summary

The Weeknd Tops The 2016 Billboard Music Award Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist The Weeknd attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) This morning, the nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards were announced, and the list this year features few [...]

OUTLANDER: Take a Peek at the Elegant Season 2 Cast

The first season of OUTLANDER was centered around the Scottish highlands, but when the show returns the action will move to the decadent French court of the 18th century. Jamie and Claire Fraser sailed off to a new life in France at the end of the first season and they will be attempting to change […]

Sam Smith Wins The Best Original Song Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Singer Sam Smith attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images) After collecting the Golden Globe for Best Original Song last month, Sam Smith and his co-writer Jimmy Napes have now [...]

2016 Oscars: Red Carpet Photos

Celebrities arriving at the 88th Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Countdown to Oscars: Expect numerous street closures, increased LAPD presence at this year's show

Days before the 88th Academy Awards show kicks off and celebrities start lining the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre, authorities are clamping down on road access to the Hollywood and Highland Center and preparing for anticipated protests. After months of preparation for Hollywood’s most glamorous...

Humanists Will Continue Legal Battle Against Colorado School District That Promoted Christianity

In June of 2014, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar...Show More Summary

Home of the Day: A ground-up makeover in Highland Park

This 1920s two-story in Highland Park underwent a ground-up renovation and features dark wood floors, skylights and a modern kitchen with a tiled backsplash and wide center island. Oversize French doors open to a covered patio and an adjacent shed-turned-creative studio. Location: 5204 Miriam St.,...

Judge Dismisses Humanist Lawsuit Against Colorado School District That Promoted Christianity

This past June, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar...Show More Summary

Highland Center Hiking Weekend

It looks like we've had a successful landing on the moon. Saturday Hike- Mt Pierce and Mt Eisenhower, 8.5 miles, 6 hours, with AMC Winter Hiking Program.Sunday- Short hike up Mt Willard in the rain. Fun weekend trip in nasty weather...

EXCLUSIVE! Courtney Stodden Dresses Up As Little Bo Peep To Warn Us All About The Horrors Of Sheep Shearing!

On Tuesday Courtney Stodden donned her tiniest white tutu to fight for animals' rights, because not all heroes wear capes. The blonde beauty took a trip to the Hollywood & Highland shopping center — dressed as Little Bo Peep — to raise awareness about the horrors of sheep shearing for PETA's Save The Sheep campaign! Photos: These [...]

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