| Mar 30, 2008
It's been billed as a parable of successful urban revitalization, a testament to the strength of branding and a pretty groovy place to crash.
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is all those things, to a point. It's a modern hotel steps from Petco Park and the...
| Apr 24, 2009
What does it mean to celebrate the written word? It means getting excited about, well, everything.
FOR THE RECORD:
Festival of Books: A Friday Calendar article on authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books said that...
| Nov 9, 2008
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $26.99) A luckless attorney defends a studio executive accused of offing his wife and her lover. || 3 ||
|| 2. || A Most Wanted Man by...
| Jun 13, 2008
Don't look for deep meaning in "A Very Brady Musical" at Theatre West. A parody wrapped in a spoof surrounded by a lampoon, this world premiere musical satire is a study in concentrated silliness.
That's mostly to the good. The show is based on "The...
| Nov 6, 2010
Florence Welch emerged onto a CBS soundstage one afternoon last month in a vintage champagne-colored dress, her distinctive red hair framing her pale face. Both hands were trembling, but she fought to remain still.
Once the cameraman cued and she began...
| Aug 15, 2010
Following the fourth cast's premiere in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," theater-goers proceeded from Westwood's Geffen Playhouse to the Napa Valley Grille for food and the chance to continue sharing fashion memories with the play's newest actors:...
| Aug 25, 2010
Florence Henderson takes her acting very seriously, but that doesn't mean she doesn't like to fool around now and then.
Case in point: Her role as a clown groupie who wakes up in bed with Bob Goldthwait's boozy clown in the 1992 cult favorite "Shakes the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Stand-up comedian Judy Gold stars in her second one-woman show, "The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom," which opens Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse.
In your show, you talk about pitching a sitcom or a reality show based on your life.
No, it's always a...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:43 AM
As predicted, the Writers Guild of America's recent announcement of what its members voted to be the 101 best-written TV shows has unleashed the power of the loyal opposition. And no opposition is as loyal as a viewer defending his or her favorite...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Kings Island, an Ohio amusement park, doesn't get the headlines and attention of Disneyland and Disney World, but for a shining moment in 1973 it was the center of the pop culture universe. Why? Because those lovable Brady kids from "The Brady Bunch"...