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  • Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    The six paintings and 12 drawings in “Bob Law: 1959-2001” take visitors to the simplest of times and the most basic of places: right here and right now. That’s the beauty of the British minimalist’s works at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Beverly Hills. The art bets everything on your capacity to understand...

  • At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    “Ken Price: Drawings” is an intimate affair, despite the number of works in the exhibition (35), the number of rooms it fills (five) and the years it covers (1969 to 2011). Everything at Matthew Marks Gallery in Beverly Hills gives infectious form to Price’s fascination with details and the wide-eyed...

  • 'The Great British Baking Show'

    'The Great British Baking Show'

    “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS); Mary Berry interview on “Larry King Now” (Ora/Hulu). Things have been so crazy lately  that it was only yesterday that I learned we are in the middle of PBS’ broadcast of the current season of “The Great British Baking Show,” the loveliest of all cooking competitions....

  • TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

    TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

      SUNDAY Fans of everything from the hit musical “Hamilton” to the animated sci-fi comedy “Rick & Morty” will have their voices heard at the “2016 MTV Fandom Awards.” 8 p.m. MTV The docu-special “The Rise and Fall of El Chapo” profiles the incarcerated Mexican drug lord formerly known as the fugitive...

  • Comic-Con 2016: Seth Rogen on staging an animated food orgy in 'Sausage Party'

    Comic-Con 2016: Seth Rogen on staging an animated food orgy in 'Sausage Party'

    Someone could probably make an adorable, family-friendly animated movie about talking food in a grocery store. But Seth Rogen is clearly not that someone. At an early screening for the upcoming “Sausage Party” at Comic-Con on Thursday night, Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg told...

  • Why two artists surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border ... the one from 1821

    Why two artists surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border ... the one from 1821

    Two artists — one Mexican, one American — piled into a white Sprinter van stuffed with camping gear, photo equipment and art supplies for  a 3,721-mile journey to mark the expanse of the U.S.-Mexico border. Marcos Ramirez, known as “ERRE,” a Tijuana artist who tackles border topics in sculptural...

  • Alicia Keys unveils 'crazy powerful' new album at the Troubadour: 'The best music I've made'

    Alicia Keys unveils 'crazy powerful' new album at the Troubadour: 'The best music I've made'

    The line outside the Troubadour was wrapped around the block as fans waited to get in to a special show from Alicia Keys.  It’s not rare that a superstar act books a gig at the cozy, 500-capacity West Hollywood haunt, but part of the hold-up to enter was the extra step required of fans to lock...

  • Women let their fists do the talking in amateurish 'Fight Valley'

    Women let their fists do the talking in amateurish 'Fight Valley'

    Written and directed by Rob Hawk, “Fight Valley” starts with a premise that isn’t half bad, considering the inroads into Hollywood blockbusters made by popular female mixed-martial artists Gina Carano and Ronda Rousey. With their high-profile success, it makes sense to capitalize on the popularity...

  • The fresh horror film 'Lights Out' feeds on audience's fear of the dark

    The fresh horror film 'Lights Out' feeds on audience's fear of the dark

    Exploiting our fear of the dark is a trick as old as the movies themselves, but it’s hard to recall the last picture that took the idea to such literal-minded extremes as “Lights Out.” The tale of a restless evil spirit who suffers from an extreme aversion to light, this nifty little chiller may...

  • Batman goes against Superman on the Comic-Con floor

    Batman goes against Superman on the Comic-Con floor

    John Whitt and Greg Carlson dress up as their favorite superheroes at Comic-Con 2016.

  • Hand-drawn 'Phantom Boy' is a welcome break from CG animation

    Hand-drawn 'Phantom Boy' is a welcome break from CG animation

    Like their Oscar-nominated “A Cat in Paris” (2010), “Phantom Boy” by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gangol is a modest, engaging film that reminds viewers of the intimate pleasures of drawn animation in an era of CG blockbusters. While in the hospital, 11-year-old Leo (Gaspard Gagnol) discovers...

  • Rebellious teen looking for answers in sad/funny 'Quitters'

    Rebellious teen looking for answers in sad/funny 'Quitters'

    A disaffected teen’s dad isn’t too far off the mark when he calls him “a mean-spirited little …” in “Quitters,” an unapologetically candid, melancholic coming-of-age comedy from first-time filmmaker Noah Pritzker. When his emotionally brittle, prescription drug-dependent mom (an effective Mira...

  • Skrillex and Rick Ross deliver an IMAX-sized rap cut for the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack

    Skrillex and Rick Ross deliver an IMAX-sized rap cut for the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack

    Rick Ross has the largest single-family home in Georgia, and now he’s got a new single with Skrillex that’s big enough to fill every last room of it. The two collaborated on the new single “Purple Lamborghini,” a centerpiece of the upcoming “Suicide Squad” soundtrack released today via Zane Lowe’s...

  • The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    Fourteen years after the first “Ice Age” animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” rolls into theaters. Is it inevitable? Yes, 2012's “Ice Age: Continental Drift” was the highest-grossing animated film that year. Is it necessary? Absolutely not....

  • The sculptures that help you to see (and feel) color in a new light

    The sculptures that help you to see (and feel) color in a new light

    The magical mysteries of color strut their shape-shifting stuff in “Peter Alexander, Sculpture 1966-2016: A Career Survey” at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Boyle Heights, where the exhibition is a garden of earthly delights. Its 21 pieces meld simple shapes and complex colors to give beauty a real...

  • New Orleans music giant Allen Toussaint saluted in style at Hollywood Bowl

    New Orleans music giant Allen Toussaint saluted in style at Hollywood Bowl

    The word “salute” in “Yes We Can Can: An Allen Toussaint Salute at the Hollywood Bowl” served more as a low-key theme than a specific call to action in the performances by Toussaint’s musical family from New Orleans: Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Galactic and the Allen Toussaint Band. There...

  • Samantha Bee's 'A Very Special Full Frontal Special'

    Samantha Bee's 'A Very Special Full Frontal Special'

    Samantha Bee, whose weekly TBS series "Full Frontal" has become appointment viewing for those who survive current events by seeing them kicked in the backside, went off-schedule Wednesday for "A Very Special Full Frontal Special." Timed, and more or less themed, to the Republican National Convention,...

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