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  • Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

    Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier
    The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny — and, moreover, sell as many tickets — as men. (Apatow, it should be noted, is a producer on the film.)
  • Trey Mason's father figures mightily in his success at Loyola

    Trey Mason's father figures mightily in his success at Loyola
    Sitting at the top level of the gymnasium bleachers, Harvey Mason Jr. leaves no doubt about his joy as a father watching his son, Trey, play basketball for Los Angeles Loyola. Yes, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards, is recognized as one of the...

    Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena

    Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena
    Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...

    In Rotation: Carole King's 'The Legendary Demos'

     
    Songwriter Carole King has collected her classic demo recordings onto "The Legendary Demos." Times pop music critic Randall Roberts says it's an essential document.

    Music review: Soweto Gospel Choir at Disney Hall

     
    Soweto Gospel Choir was as much to look at as to listen to Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where the lively South African ensemble played the final date of an extensive North American tour. Clothed in brightly patterned...