Getting to the Nutcracker this Weekend – a Local Story!

A friend of ours here in Los Angeles, Serene Dillman, has just finished a documentary about ballet students at the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Getting to the Nutcracker takes us behind the scenes of the annual production …

11.13.14

Fall Movies: Birdman with Michael Keaton

A comedy-drama co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Zach Galianakis, Andrea Riseborough.

         Rating: R     Running time: 119 mins

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Entertaining, romantic, beautifully acted, imaginatively …

11.12.14

Sensational Samurai at LACMA On View until February 2015

 A Must-See for Everyone Over the Holidays

Samurai LACMA

The second you step into Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, LACMA’s terrific new show, you feel the energy of the legendary warriors. Horses with fully armored samurai …

11.10.14

Perenchio and Stein: Historic Collections

Collecting art is no longer a hobby that is exclusive to the upper range of the income scale. The burgeoning landscape of art dealers and galleries, artists and fairs beckons to many, which is why it’s interesting to take a …

11.7.14

Girls on a Walkabout

The tradition of "walkabout" films is a strong one. The physical journey is simultaneously a mental journey inward, and the universal, emotional journey to the self translates neatly to literature and film.
11.4.14

All Our Tragic – Ticket Giveaway to a 12 Hour Play!

Have you been yearning to spend some quality time at the Getty Villa? If you are a true theater-lover, we have a treat for you: come to a 12-hour staged reading of All Our Tragic, a play that won

10.30.14

Autumn in New England, Photos by Eliot Porter, & a 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Okay, it’s in my bones. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Massachusetts from the age of five, I’m a New Englander through and through. Being back East this …

10.28.14

An Unusual Story Told in Unusual Spaces

Los Angeles currently has two museum exhibitions that explore the creative legacy of German filmmakers, and each show has an innovative presentation that will appeal to visitors, whether they be film buffs or not.
10.27.14

Oscar Museum’s “Hollywood Costume” Surprises

A love of film accumulates over a lifetime, propelling film buffs to see a show like Hollywood Costume, a colorful survey of what some of our favorite actors have worn in some of our favorite films over the years. …

10.21.14