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Jack Smith

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  • Jon Boorstin's 'Mabel and Me' revisits early days of movie-making

    "YOU MIGHT say everything that ever happened in pictures, good and bad, happened to Mabel first. She had the first ride, and she paid." That is from the new book "Mabel and Me: A Novel About the Movies" by Jon Boorstin. These two sentences, which appear...
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  • Theater review: 'Nicholas Nickleby,' part 1, from Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Theatre UCF

    Theater review: 'Nicholas Nickleby,' part 1, from Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Theatre UCF
    Imagine the sigh of relief breathed collectively by cast and crew at the conclusion of Friday's opening-night performance of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." Presented by Orlando Shakespeare Theater in collaboration with Theatre UCF, it's...
  • Sophia Loren cements hands at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

     
    Actress Sophia Loren presses her hands into wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater in front of a crowd that included an estimated 50 photographers....
  • Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominence

    Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominence
    Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86. Conrad died...
  • Art review: 'Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever' at MOCA Pacific Design Center

     
    Ryan Trecartin's "Any Ever" is an exhausting -- and exhilarating -- four-hour mash-up of video and installation art sprawling across two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art's space at West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center. A glorious mess, it's the....
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater announces spring casts

     
    Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast for three masterpieces – William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” and the epic adventure “Beowulf”...
  • Santa Claus Is No Ordinary Man!

     
    Dec. 23, 1960: Take that, Sluggo, you gender-stereotyping clod! On the jump, a “legless World War II veteran” is charged with having 250 reels of stag films…. Jack Smith goes Christmas shopping and finds his fellow human beings a bit......
  • The Journey of Angus MacLise, from Bridgeport to Nepal

    The Journey of Angus MacLise, from Bridgeport to Nepal
    Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938-1979) boo-horray.com If, as Brian Eno once suggested, everyone who bought a Velvet Underground album started a rock band, it stands to reason that the musicians who shaped that revolutionary sound...
  • Busch Holds Off Kligerman For Kentucky Truck Win

    Starting from the rear after missing the drivers' meeting and driver introductions didn't deter Kyle Busch, who held off charging Parker Kligerman to win Thursday night's UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Busch won his...
  • Film review: The movie 'John Carter' is as forgettable as the title

    Film review: The movie 'John Carter' is as forgettable as the title
    When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
  • Remembering L.A.'s Steel Cloud: Public art 'stressful just to look at'

     
    Remember the "Steel Cloud"? Back in the 1980s, it was Mayor Tom Bradley's answer to the Statue of Liberty -- L.A.'s own icon. But as Then and Now columnist Steve Harvey recalls, many didn't like New York architect Hani Rashid's......