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City of Angels

I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

Thank Heaven for Grownup Ladies

Barry Singer | Posted 05.15.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I've been away -- I mean psychically, mourning a friend; an employee at my bookstore who died very tragically two weeks ago. Her name was Cindi DiMarzo.

What All Writers (And Human Beings) Should Keep In Mind

Carine Fabius | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Carine Fabius

It's that time of the year again, when a super-packed schedule of French film premieres reigns at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where sold-out crowds of cinemaphiles, Francophones and Frenchies unite.

What Brought James Franco, Lindsay Lohan, Kanye West, And Ashley Olsen Together

Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

After teasing their new music video earlier this week, 30 Seconds to Mars released the full 11-minute visuals to "City of Angels" on Tuesday. The vide...

Was She an Angel in Disguise?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 12.14.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

I live in the rambunctious yet strangely sedate area of Los Angeles called Silver Lake. Today there's an autumn hustle and bustle on my street., a ...

First Nighter: Cy Coleman's Best is Yet to Come is Here Now at 59E59 Theaters

David Finkle | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.

Writing Is My Lady

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark C. Miller

So, I'm having a Rat Pack moment the other day, sipping a martini and listening to Frank Sinatra singing "L.A. Is My Lady," when it strikes me that writing Is my lady.

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter W

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Crandell

Wine, cheese, olives, more wine. They talked. He listened. She felt tipsy. She knew she was really enjoying herself, enjoying being herself.

My Confession and Plea

Lu Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lu Parker

Fashion designers, models, and celebrities, my challenge to you: please stop promoting and wearing real fur.

Larry Gelbart, In Memoriam

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Enjoy the work of Larry Gelbart. You will laugh until you hurt. And for those of us who were blessed to have known him, we will hurt until we laugh.