| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Birthday celebrations for postmodern choreographer Rudy Perez are starting early. Though he's not turning 80 until Nov. 24, the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble is presenting his two latest works at All Saints Church in Pasadena on Friday and Saturday....
| Dec 8, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Opium QuickFix Commercial #1: Damascus Gate from Opium Magazine on Vimeo. Calling Opium a literary magazine is true, but not entirely. It's the lit mag Dorothy Parker might read if she were alive, the "Saturday Night Live" in a field......
| Dec 8, 2008
Celebrating three decades of making dance in Los Angeles, postmodern master Rudy Perez, who recently turned 79, refuses to rest on his laurels. One of the co-founders of New York's experimental Judson Dance Theatre, a coterie of artists who would define...
| Feb 19, 2009
Nevermind where we're going. Question is: Where are we now?
"We're in Woodland Hills," said Anthony Tholberg as he stood outside his home late last week and mulled over that question.
Tholberg, 23, grew up in the mid-century modern house in the 19800...
| Aug 12, 2008
Jonas Brothers "A Little Bit Longer" (Hollywood)
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The third album from the alpha boy band of the moment is certainly of the moment. Jersey-born Jonas siblings Nick (15), Kevin (20), and Joe (18) hit all the right pop notes with such numbers as...
| Aug 16, 2008
"She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite."
Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
| Nov 7, 2008
They arrived for the memorial on a recent afternoon, filing in quietly under the steel trusses of a hangar, a motley crowd in suits, in flip-flops, in evening gowns, in pith helmets. Many were strangers to one another, their common thread a man named...
| Aug 2, 2008
LOS ANGELES, the playwright and performance artist Luis Alfaro once said, is "like a bunch of little border towns, and you have to cross over those borders. If you figure out the dynamics of each little border town, you can get along well."
| Jan 14, 2008
Teresa Malof knew she wasn't in Kentucky anymore when a cleric issued a fatwa against her secret Santa gift exchange.
Malof proposed the idea at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital, where she has worked for more than a decade. It was supposed to be...
| Mar 9, 2008
WHEN I was a young writer and wore a pencil behind my ear without a hint of irony, I swore a great many things. One was that I would never adapt anything. My ideas would spring anew from my dramatic imagination and the world would rejoice -- though...
| Mar 18, 2009
| 5:28 PM
James Purdy, a shocking realist and surprising romantic writer who in underground classics including "Cabot Wright Begins" and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works" inspired censorious outrage and lasting admiration, has died. Harold Associates, his literary...
| Aug 13, 2009
Michael Viner, a publisher who specialized in audio books and earned a reputation for quick hits with sensational stories, including O.J. Simpson trial figure Faye Resnick's book about Nicole Brown Simpson, died of cancer Saturday at his Beverly Hills...