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  • Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise

    Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise
    Nick Offerman, who plays surly, meat-lovin' Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," was at the helm of Thursday's big reveal episode, directing Amy Poehler as she delivered that squeal-worthy "Well, buddy, ..." line.
  • Review: In 'Reunion,' boys will be boisterous

     Review: In 'Reunion,' boys will be boisterous
    The cooler of beer in the bland, budget motel room setting of Gregory S. Moss' "Reunion" hints at what's dramatically in store for us: another dark night of the drunken male soul. It hardly qualifies as a spoiler to reveal that by the time the three...

    William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...

    Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche
    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...

    Review: 'Derby Day' makes its L.A. premiere at the Elephant Theatre

    Review: 'Derby Day' makes its L.A. premiere at the Elephant Theatre
    For much of Samuel Brett Williams’ “Derby Day,” in its L.A. premiere at the Elephant Theatre (which gave Williams’ “Revelation” its world premiere last year), the sole sympathetic character onstage is Becky (Kimberly...