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Steve Appleford

Steve Appleford wasa features editor for Times Community News and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. He is a Los Angeles native and the former editor-in-chief of the award-winning L.A. CityBeat. As a writer and photographer, he’s covered riots, political conventions and a whole lot of pop culture for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and LA Weekly.
Lauren Yee, playwright on the verge

The young playwright has found a demand for stories that are decidedly rooted in Asian culture, with productions in L.A., Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and now Costa Mesa, where South Coast Rep is premiering "Cambodian Rock Band."

Geffen Playhouse unveils 2018-19 lineup with new plays, Jefferson Mays and some Nat King Cole

The first season under new artistic director Matt Shakman will emphasize new work and new adaptations of classics, the theater said.

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