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  • Opera review: Musica Angelica stages Mozart's 'Zaide'

     
    Musica Angelica production of Mozart's "Zaide" staring Valerie Vinzant reviewed by Mark Swed...
  • Theater review: 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' at Deaf West

     
    F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' at Deaf West....
  • Art review: 'Home Show, Revisited' at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

     
    The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum is revisiting its "Home Show," an ambitious and logistically complicated project in which artists are commissioned to create new works in private homes around the city, and the public is invited to drop in......
  • Music review: Georg Friedrich Haas' Green Umbrella premiere

     
    Mark Swed review the U.S. premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' mind-bending “chants oubliés,” It was part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Ensemble's first Green Umbrella program of the season....
  • Oscar shorts: Pixar takes on new poetic tone with ‘La Luna’

     
    Pixar's film in the Oscar race for best animated short, "La Luna," is the animation studio's longest theatrical short to date....
  • LéaLA celebrates Spanish-language books this weekend

     
    This weekend is the second annual LeaLA, a celebration of Spanish-language literature connected to the famed Guadalajara Book Festival....
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Still and Moving Lines: Wesleyan celebrates the life and career of composer Alvin Lucier

    Still and Moving Lines: Wesleyan celebrates the life and career of composer Alvin Lucier
    This weekend, Wesleyan University will host an array of events paying tribute to composer Alvin Lucier, who retired from the faculty in July after 40 years of teaching. Even if you aren’t familiar with Lucier’s work, you’d be challenged...
  • A poison pen

    Reading "The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal" is like watching a cobra devour forest vermin. Even if you don't have much feeling for the prey, you may pause at the thought of what might happen if the monster turned its attention on you. Not that Vidal...
  • In "Couch," they bear a mysterious load

    In "Couch," they bear a mysterious load
    Like F. Scott Fitzgerald's " The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Donald Antrim's seamless absurdities, Italo Calvino's "The Baron in the Trees" or David Lynch's "The Straight Story," Benjamin Parzybok's debut novel, "Couch" (Small Beer Press 280 pp.,...
  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • 'The Unpossessed City' by Jon Fasman

    'The Unpossessed City' by Jon Fasman
    With its "Da Vinci Code"-esque plot, Jon Fasman's first novel, "The Geographer's Library," blended history, suspense, far-flung locations and a complicated treasure hunt into a smart literary thriller. His latest, "The Unpossessed City," is similarly...