| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| Sep 18, 2011
In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
| Sep 14, 2011
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18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th St.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-3711, 18thstreet.org
A + D Architecture and Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-9393, http://www.aplusd.org
American Museum of Ceramic Art...
| Jun 5, 2011
"For me, living on the border of Montebello and East L.A.," says artist Patssi Valdez, "this was the local school everybody went to. You first came here and then went on to other colleges." She is sitting on the corner of the campus she attended nearly 40...
| Jun 26, 2008
They are packing up Old Hollywood and moving it to Newbury Park.
That's where about 3 million film studio publicity stills, 50,000 original movie posters and 20,000 vintage fan magazines will be stored until they are auctioned off six months from now....
| Mar 2, 2009
Actor in '70s horror films
Robert Quarry, 83, a prolific actor best known for his horror-movie roles as Count Yorga and the Deathmaster, died Feb. 20 at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, a hospital...
| Dec 6, 2008
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
| Mar 20, 2010
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It was past 12:30 a.m. when London's the XX took the stage on the third night of music showcases at South by Southwest. But no matter, this was music built for late-night listening. The XX do a lot with very......
| Mar 21, 2010
| 9:34 PM
There isn't much that can slow the music industry's annual spring break party that is the South by Southwest conference. Despite continued declines in CD sales, concerns over a major industry merger and the recent passing of the beloved pop......
| Oct 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Still shopping for ghoulish delights to grace mantels and tabletops? These should fit the bill without racking up too big a bill. At 8.5 inches tall, the glittery black skull is almost life-size and certainly passable as a shrunken head. It's at Z...
| Sep 9, 2008
Two years ago, a bass-baritone covered in gook stalked the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. That was the medieval monster in Elliot Goldenthal's "Grendel," commissioned by Los Angeles Opera. Sunday afternoon, a baritone covered in gook again...