When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences theater screened a newly-restored print of comic masterpiece, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, I was there, smiling and remembering the full and until-now untold story behind the movie.
While it was nice to have a day off from work mid-week, we feel teased and are now just counting the minutes until the weekend. Here are a few things to look forward to when the clock strikes however-early-you-can-pull-your-parachute-today.
On a summery Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills, I was suddenly thrust into the watery bayou swamps of southern Louisiana, and engrossed in a story, and a world, which has not left my thoughts since for even a moment.
The final treat of the L.A. Film Festival was talking to the incomparable comedian David Cross, one of the stars of Todd Berger's terrorist-attack dark comedy It's a Disaster, as well as Dr. Tobias Funke on Arrested Development.
Startups are art just like paintings, screen prints and sculpture. Twitter is more of an art form than sculpting. Graffiti is a lot like tweeting. Like graffit, your tweets have a chance to reach a potentially unsuspecting audience through retweets.
The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.
June 6 saw the release of Los Angeles based IAMEVE's third single off her concept album The Everything Nothing. The latest single, "Self Sabotage," takes us on the next chapter of our heroine's personal transformation as she continues along a path of self-destruction to self-love.
Poetry comes from the heart; it's the soul-talk of a culture. Get-Lit makes this happen in so many wonderful ways. When young people own a classic poem, and then create their own poetic responses, this is the bridge between generations.
Naturally, the most important item on everyone's weekend agenda is the Pop-Up Party we're throwing at Apt2B on Melrose this Saturday afternoon. Don't be "L.A." and flake. But onto other, less important things happening this weekend...
The incomparable Juliette Binoche is riveting in the new film, Elles. Every emotion, no matter how subtle, registers on that alabaster visage; one minute you're laughing with her, the next she's breaking your heart.
Sesame Street is the inspiration behind a unique two-day art exhibition at L.A.'s Knonw Gallery. The show cleverly merges childhood nostalgia with contemporary urban design, and sales benefit a good cause.
Cameron Parsons art, on display at long last at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, is the pinnacle of a unique, otherworldly and deeply occult character whose life and works merit broader appeal and greater attention.