Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael bring a staged version of their radio drama ‘The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman’ to the Los Angeles Film Festival. High on any list of not-in-this-lifetime cinematic scenarios would be a movie musical starring Swedish auteur ...
Nobody does it quite like Barbara Kruger, but dozens of artists have penned slogans for the music/dance/art/activism mash-up known as the Tresspass parade, taking place downtown this Sunday. Musician Arto Lindsay and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija lead the way.
Been invited to a holiday party that you'd really prefer to skip? Dying to regift Aunt Mitzi's potpourri of questionable origin? We surveyed creative minds for answers to holiday conundrums. You may not agree with the advice, but at least it's free. To...
In this interview series, we ask famous free thinkers to recast the Oscars in their own image. Let's give a big Oscar night welcome to Canadian cartoonist, film critic and filmmaker Rick Trembles.
Rick Trembles' illustrated movie review column Motion...
This Saturday night at the Downtown Independent there will be a special anthology screening of the 2009 video and film work by The Masses, a film production collective started by director Matthew Amado, Jon Ramos and the late Heath Ledger. Work featuring artis
TV personality Jillian Reynolds once tried to regift a pair of shoes -- with her name embroidered on them. Designer and author William Yeoward once regifted a picnic basket, which might have been fine if he'd removed the spoiled food inside first. Yes, the hol
This weekend, a truly iconic piece of LA club culture says a fond farewell; the monthly drag dance party âDragstrip 66â closes the curtains on a 17 year-long stretch of glitter-drenched, gender-blurring pop culture playfulness. Held at such iconi
Who wouldâve thunk Iâd have to trek all the way down to Orange County to get my fix of the sublime? If the TV show wasnât enough to keep me safely nestled north of LAX, then the prospect of jostling elbows with blond, blue-eyed and sometim
Like many opera illiterates, I used to associate Richard Wagnerâs âGotterdammerungâ with one thing: Nazis. Those ominous strings, the rumbling timpani, the heroic heralding horns; they could mean only one thing ... more Hitler footage on t