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It Was a "Mad World" Last Night at the Motion Picture Academy!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Things to Do in LA This Weekend: Tom Cruise & Twilight

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

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.

Beasts of the Southern Wild -- A Must-See New Film!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Only in America: This Artweek.LA (July 2, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush


WHO SHOT ROCK AND ROLL.. at Annnenberg Space for Photography!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL, A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present at the Annenberg Space for Photography, captures the energy, intoxication, rebellion and yes, magic of the rock and roll world.

GUIDE: And Now, Your Weekend!

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

This weekend is going to be particularly amazing given its the start of a week-long period of acceptable slacking thanks to the midweek 4th of July holiday.

Katy Perry Goes From Hollywood Blvd. To Chateau Marmont

Sasha Bronner | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

It was a marathon last night for Katy Perry at the world premiere of her 3D documentary extravaganza, Katy Perry: Part Of Me.

LA Film Fest Parting Shot: Talking Disasters With David Cross

John Lopez | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

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.

You Like It, You Like It Not

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Reading responses to Art Talk, my weekly radio show, is one of the pleasures and privileges of speaking my mind to such an engaged audience.

Interview With Christopher Guy

Michelle Rico | Posted 06.20.2012 | Style
Michelle Rico

If there is anyone who knows how to create timeless elegance, especially in the realm of luxury furniture, it's Christopher Guy.

Broadway's Terri White Brings Her Cabaret to L.A.

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

The Great White Way has captivated audiences from Feinstein's in New York to the San Carlos in Key West, and now it's L.A.'s turn.

LA Film Fest: Woody Allen's To Rome With Love

John Lopez | Posted 06.15.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Woody Allen's wry observations rang through and eventually hit my funny bone in his farcical, free-spirited new film, To Rome With Love.

"Tweeting Is More of an Art Form Than Sculpture" - Xvala at Disrupt NYC

Gregory Linton | Posted 06.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

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

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

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.

IAMEVE: Exclusive Premiere of the Single "Self Sabotage"

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

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.

KLCS (PBS) Hosts the TV Premiere of Hollywood To Dollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Last summer, Parton hosted two sold out nights at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, she's the inspiration of a documentary film that will benefit our city's only public television station.

There's Something Happening in Los Angeles...

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Diane Luby Lane

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.

Music Producer Rocks Old-School In Digital Era (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Holzer

'Play' your dues Music Producer Shelly Liebowitz knows music and music knows him. There is nothing auto-tuned about this man what-so-ever.

Will Sergeant - From the Rock Stage to the Gallery

Gregory Linton | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Some artists never stop creating. Will Sergeant has spent 30 years as the lead guitarist for Echo and the Bunnymen, and now he is coming to Los Angeles for his first U.S. art show.

Children Mending Hearts Honors Bethany Hamilton, Carson Meyer at 4th Annual Spring Benefit

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Lysa Heslov

The sold-out event was bustling and lively and reminded everyone that the everyday, small differences we can make in another's life creates a hero in someone's eyes.


Broke Girls Guide | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

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...

Love Struck: A Theater Review

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Love Struck is a series of seven one-act plays, written by Dale Griffiths Stamos, directed by Maggie Grant. It's currently playing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse through May 27th.

Juliette Binoche in Elles at the Nuart

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea R. Vaucher

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 Art Exhibition Benefits City of Hope (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

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.

Scarlet Woman

Scott Hobbs | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

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.