In a surprising choice that also seems a pointed response to globalization and the contemporary political climate — last year’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in particular — three architects from the Catalonia region of Spain have been named the joint winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize.Read more
The reason you haven’t read a review in The Times of “God Looked Away,” the new play by Dotson Rader at the Pasadena Playhouse in which Al Pacino plays Tennessee Williams at the inebriated end of his faltering playwriting career, is that critics haven’t been invited to see the show.
Billed as the theater’s inaugural PlayWorks Development production, “God Looked Away” is still a work in progress.Read more
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce its 2017-18 lineup Tuesday, and in offering a sneak peek of the season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel said if there is a theme, it is diversity — in cultures, in artists and in the music itself.Read more
And the winner actually is …
The final-act confusion over the best picture award that had movie moguls staggering out of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood after Sunday’s Academy Awards was a fitting conclusion to a show that had been pulling off a more artful bait-and-switch all night.
The expectation was that Hollywood would slam President Trump as it had done throughout the awards season.Read more