Arts & Entertainment

“Echoing voices of a sorrowful past”

August 13, 2011

L.A. Opera camp youths will perform ‘Brundibar,’ a Holocaust-era work.  (Print edition, Web edition, and Culture Monster blog)

“Isamu Noguchi: A long lost native son”

July 21, 2011

Isamu Noguchi was born in L.A. but kept studios in New York and Japan. Laguna Art Museum honors his California ties.  (Print edition and Web edition)

“Throw these puppets a line”

December 29, 2010

The cast of Brian Henson’s ‘Stuffed and Unstrung’ solicits suggestions from the audience. Don’t expect cuddly Muppets. (Print edition and Web edition)

“‘School Pride’ gets mixed grades from L.A. Unified”

December 28, 2010

One episode of the TV show ‘reenacted’ an event that didn’t happen; another left shoddy work behind. Some benefits were noted, though. (Print edition in LATEXTRA section and Web edition)

“Rachael Worby conducts Pasadena Pops in stirring, dry-eyed final performance”

September 27, 2010 (Print edition and Culture Monster blog)

“‘Il Postino’s’ route: ’70s Chile to ’50s Italy to Thursday night in L.A.”

September 22, 2010 (Culture Monster blog)

“Moving day for a landmark framing store”

August 29, 2010

Gibson’s framing store is relocating to Koreatown from its original 1946 site.  (Print edition, Web edition and Culture Monster blog)

“‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ screens for free Saturday”

August 27, 2010 (Print edition and Hero Complex blog)

“Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Super Sad’ quest: Out to reboot reading’s future”

August 9, 2010

Gary Shteyngart hits upon the tragically comic in ‘Super Sad True Love Story.’ (Print Edition and Web edition)

“‘Werewolves’ is an anti-‘Twilight’ tale that runs red in watercolors”

August 5, 2010

Daina Beth Solomon is back on Hero Complex with a look at a new book and a creative team that is hunting down a far different werewolf from the ones who howl in Twilight films and books. (Hero Complex blog)

“The Wiggles: Bubbly superstars of the preschool set”

July 31, 2010

Silly songs and smiling faces are the Wiggles’ trademarks.  They play Sunday at the Gibson. (Print edition and Web edition)

“Norton Simon Museum sends off its geese guests”

July 23, 2010 (Culture Monster blog)

“Autry Center welcomes Roy Rogers’ first guitar to collection”

July 23, 2010 (Culture Monster blog)

“Celebrities up to something good”

July 21, 2010 (Print only)

“Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic to hold court at Walt Disney Concert Hall”

July 14, 2010

The group, all practicing members of the legal field, will give their first concert at Disney Hall on Thursday with a few celebrities like June Lockhart on hand. (Print edition, Web edition and Culture Monster blog)

“‘Songs and Dances,’ modern opera on a warehouse scale”

July 7, 2010

O-Lan Jones and her Overtone Industries fill a onetime auto dealership building with a sprawling melange of art forms and artistic creations that was seven years in the making. (Print edition, Web edition and Culture Monster blog)

“Last Airbender” protest empowers fans

July 2, 2010 (Hero Complex blog)

“Fun is Job 1 at Anime Expo”

June 30, 2010

The animation and manga fest aims to give fans more to do, not just more to see. (Print edition and Hero Complex blog)

“Soap opera on exhibit”

June 26, 2010

James Franco revisits his ‘General Hospital’ role in an episode turned into the ‘Soap at MOCA’ event. (Print edition, Web edition and Culture Monster blog)

Los Tigres del Norte to make history at Walt Disney Concert Hall

June 25, 2010 (Pop and Hiss blog)

“‘Heroes’ creator Tim Kring takes a leap with ‘Conspiracy for Good'”

June 24, 2010 (Hero Complex blog)

“In the shadows of a world torn apart by war”

June 23, 2010

Alan Furst plumbs another corner of Europe for ‘Spies of the Balkans,’ his latest espionage thriller. (Print edition and Web edition)

“‘Gangsta Wagner’ puts a hip-hop spin on the ‘Ring’ cycle at Grand Performances”

June 21, 2010 (Culture Monster blog)

“Hollywood swings into Fringe spirit”

June 26, 2010

Hollywood’s inaugural event features 10 days of theater, dance and other performances meant to showcase L.A.’s widespread arts scene. (Print edition and Web edition)


“Christine Baranski says being nominated for her dramatic role on ‘The Good Wife’ is extra special”

July 8, 2010 (Show Tracker blog)

Emmy Nominee Reactions: Claire Danes

July 8, 2010 (The Envelope)

Emmy Nominee Reactions: Christine Baranski

July 8, 2010 (The Envelope)

Emmy Nominee Reactions: Bruce McKenna

July 9, 2010 (Print edition)