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Turning Red Filmmakers provide insight i...

This weekend will see the premiere of turn red, the latest animated film released by Pixar. The comedy film introduces audiences to Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a confident and dimwitted 13-year-old girl torn between remaining her mother’s devoted daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, even slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voiced by […]

Batman Wouldn’t Exist Without These Film

Chinese district The obvious starting point is the one Reeves mentioned the most in the press: Roman Polanski and Robert Towne. Chinese district (1974). Perhaps classic neo-noir – with Polanski and Towne returning to the very formula established by the widely recognized first entry into the original film noir movement, John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon […]

Arts & Culture newsletter: singer Jane M

Hello and welcome to the UT Arts & Culture newsletter. I am David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all the essentials in San Diego arts and culture this week. Raised on Ella Fitzgerald records and Broadway hits, Jane Monheit invokes both on his soon-to-be-released (March 12) album “Come What May.” It is Monheit’s […]

Literary calendar for the week of Februa...

February 26 – New collections of poetry, a new novel and prison essays make up this week’s literary calendar: JOYCE SUTPHEN: The former Minnesota State Poet Laureate presents her new collection of poetry, ‘This Long Winter’, composed of poems reflecting on life in the rural world: reflections on hard work, aging and the ravages time. […]

Equestrian monuments: read the poetry of...

Luis Chaves (born in 1969), is a Costa Rican poet, considered one of the leading figures of contemporary Costa Rican poetry. After studying agronomy at the University of Costa Rica, he started working as a freelance writer. His first collection of poems, El Anonymous, was published by Editorial Guayacán in 1996. Since then, his more […]

Holbein at the Morgan Library in New Yor...

Hans Holbein’s painting of Simon George (c.1535-40) . . . © Horst Ziegenfusz . . . and his sketch of the same subject (circa 1535) © Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II New York’s Morgan Library mistitled its exhilarating exhibit Holbein: capturing the character. Hans Holbein the Younger, virtuoso portrait painter of to let […]

Four exclusive NHL games on ESPN, ABC an...

ABC Hockey Saturday debuts this week with the showdown between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins Metro Division Tuesday, February 22: New York Islanders vs. Seattle Kraken on ESPN+ and Hulu Thursday, February 24: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers on ESPN; Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers on ESPN+ and Hulu Thursday’s […]

Tinx on dating, her boyfriend’s illness

In a West Hollywood cafe on a sunny Valentine’s morning, everyone knows Tinx. Baristas greet her like a dear friend and gorgeous girls in sportswear rush up to say hello. Tinx, real name Christina Najjar, also wears activewear: a raspberry leggings and sports bra combo with sheepskin-lined Birkenstocks; a gray sweatshirt with a dark green […]

Dan Graham, groundbreaking conceptual ar...

The artist, Dan Graham, died this weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor, filmmaker and performance artist is a great loss to the contemporary art world. Since the 1960s, his groundbreaking efforts in video, installation and audience participation – including legendary and conflicting works like Performer/Audience/Mirror […]

The Academy is not coming back.

There’s never been a list of Oscar nominations quite like this year’s. At first glance, the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards may seem like a step backwards, especially in the more visible categories. Of the 20 actor nominations, only four went to actors of color, down from nine last year, though two this year, […]

Rare book fair explores the industry

By Laura Latzko Pasadena Weekly Contributing Writer BDealers from around the world will converge on the Pasadena Convention Center for the Rare Books LA-Pasadena trade show from Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6. The event will feature books, maps, scripts, letters, comics, classic photographs, Bibles, religious texts, original manuscripts or typescripts, fine art prints […]

From Sundance: “Everyday in Kaimukī”: A

When director Alika Tengan’s feature debut “Every Day in Kaimukī” premiered at Sundance on Sunday, he told the audience that the project was “a love letter to Honolulu, to Kaimukī and to the AAPI community here. “. Indeed, this unpretentious film vibrates with a quiet, meditative love for these communities and the stories they carry. […]

Former residents reveal ‘why we left Cal

It’s official: the Californian dream has become a nightmare. According to the California Policy Lab, which is affiliated with the University of California, the number of people leaving the state has increased 12% since before COVID-19. In fact, there is more people are leaving than to enter. Even before the pandemic, an Edelman Intelligence survey […]

Star Wars Production List Provides Ahsok...

A production advisory for Disney+’s Star Wars series Ahsoka reveals plenty of new information about Rosario Dawson’s upcoming Mandalorian spinoff. More details on Disney+ star wars series Ahsoka have been revealed, including a plot summary and the start date of filming. The show is set to begin filming in Los Angeles this month, according to […]

40% of women have less than $100 in thei...

Bank / Savings Account An alarming number of women have little or no money in their bank accounts, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey. Forty percent of women have $100 or less in their savings account compared to only 26% of men. Additionally, women are more likely to report having less in their checking accounts, […]

How Marvel Turned An Avenger’s Childhood

Today, find out how Patsy Walker’s comic book past was retroactively incorporated into the Marvel Universe. In “Our Lives Together,” I highlight some of the most interesting examples of shared comic book universes. You know, crossovers that aren’t exactly crossings. RELATED: Suicide Squad’s Peacemaker & Deathstroke Is Too Weird For The DCEU PATSY WALKER DEBUTS […]

Column: ‘Abbott Elementary’ proves it’s

Although only three episodes, “Abbott Elementary” has become my new favorite show. The “mockumentary” style sitcom follows the workday of teachers at a Philadelphia public school – letting viewers in on the ongoing chaos they create and face on a daily basis. The show also marks another milestone in the career of Quinta Brunson – […]

How the Summer of Love started at Human ...

Counterculture icon Allen Ginsberg once told the press that he didn’t like the word “hippie” or “square” because we’re just human beings. While Ginsberg’s comments may seem naïve today, in 1967 this philosophy of universal love and brotherhood was the driving force behind a groundbreaking event that would spark the Summer of Love and forever […]

Black-Owned Bee Infinite Publishing Anth...

Cover from the founders of Bee Infinite Publishing and Future Splendor Anthology Bee Infinite Publishing and CatStone Books Bee Infinite Publishing launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund three BIPOC anthologies Each project highlights the creative talents of emerging and award-winning voices living in the city of Los Angeles, across the country and abroad. – Bee […]

Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, theater, ...

Michael Tilson Thomas with LA winner Phil and Tony John Lloyd Young in a new cabaret show tops our list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols. “Prokofiev and MTT”Los Angeles native and composer Michael Tilson Thomas, former member of […]

Connecting people through music and hist...

Venice West is a newly opened venue in Venice that presents a wide variety of live musical performances. PHOTO Courtesy of Venice Paparazzi Venice West has live entertainment and great food By Sebastian Lipstein Five and a half years ago, Venetian Rob Lissner and his business partner Allen Sanford embarked on a journey to open […]

What black and white shooting brings to ...

When it comes to black and white cinema, there is more than it seems. The monochromatic look dates from the early days of movie history and tends to evoke nostalgia in the psyche. It gently reminds us of where we’ve been and resonates in a way color just can’t. Even during the infancy of the […]

RIP: Recall of influential people who di...

Other politicians the world has said goodbye to this year include former US Vice President Walter F. Mondale, former South African President FW de Klerk, former Senator Bob Dole, former President South Korean Roh Tae-woo, radio host Rush Limbaugh, former Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, former Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlueter and Iranian Ambassadors Ali […]

How Dante and his Divine Comedy inspired...

In Mills & Boon’s The Playboy of Rome, Dante is the dangerous Lothario (“Dante may be hotter than the Italian sun, but he is as cold as ice towards Lizzi”); in the The devil can cry video games, he’s a devil chasing his brother Vergil, while his alter ego Dan Teal is the murderer in […]

Musicians pay tribute to iconic writer J...

Dozens of musicians have taken to social media to honor famous author Joan Didion, who died Thursday morning at the age of 87 in her New York home from complications from Parkinson’s disease. In her tribute, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers quoted an excerpt from “Goodbye to All That”, an essay featured in Didion’s 1968 collection, “Slouching […]

Reviews | Didion’s prophetic eye on Ame

In fact, Didion had become increasingly concerned with the disjunction between the stories conveyed by teachers and parents, and the realities of everyday life. Fifth-generation Californian, Didion explained that her theatrical temperament was shaped by the stories of the pioneers who settled in California – stories that involved “extreme actions: leaving everything behind, crossing deserts […]

The Matrix Resurrections, Benedetta, C’m

Each week, we highlight the notable titles that have recently hit the streaming platforms in the United States. Check out this week’s picks below and past recaps here. drink (Scott Cooper) Scott Cooper is comfortable in the mud. The American director regularly finds himself in the confines of truth and dirt, in rocky landscapes with […]

Tribute to literary icon Joan Didion, wh...

Joan Didion’s provocative social commentary and her detached and methodical literary voice made her a unique lucid critique of a particularly turbulent era. Source: PAA Didion’s early work included her flagship 1968 essay collection “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” – which delighted critics and made her a true star – as well as “The White Album”, another […]

Joan Didion, American literary icon, die...

American writer Joan Didion, who died at the age of 87 in New York – Copyright AFP Vasily MAXIMOV Joan Didion, an American literary icon credited with inaugurating new journalism with her essays on life in Los Angeles in the tumultuous 1960s, died Thursday. She was 87 years old. Known for her piercing ideas and […]

Best Part of Imogen Cunningham’s Retrosp

I love this photo of sculptor Ruth Asawa by Imogen Cunningham. Courtesy of the Seattle Art Museum I wanted to highlight the work and portraits of Ruth Asawa in Imogen Cunningham’s retrospective at the Seattle Art Museum this morning. But with federal and state health officials predicting a wave of omicron-induced COVID cases, I totally […]

Eve Babitz, a hedonist with a notebook, ...

Eve’s legacy was her appetite, curiosity and zaftig beauty, just like Brigitte Bardot with a shag haircut and cuddly hips. She was a hedonist with a notebook. Eve hung out at Troubadour, the West Hollywood club that fed Jackson Browne, the Buffalo Springfield group, for whom she made album covers, and Steve Martin, whom she […]

Caitlin Stasey returns to Australia to f...

Neighbors actress Caitlin Stasey returns to Australia to film Amazon Class of ’07 all-female comedy series – after moving to the US two years ago By Nicole Douglas For Daily Mail Australia Posted: 8:30 p.m. EST, December 13, 2021 | Update: 8:40 p.m. EST, December 13, 2021 She has been living in Los Angeles for […]

An interview with actor Michael Urie

Some of us first fell in love with Michael Urie when he played the main character in Brian Sloan’s film adaptation of his play “WTC View”, about the search for a gay looking man. ‘a roommate following September 11. Many others saw him for the first time on the popular ABC sitcom “Ugly Betty” in […]

In opposing styles, 2 African artists ca...

LONDON – At first glance, the works of Marcellina Akpojotor and Sungi Mlengeya seemingly have nothing in common. Ms. Akpojotor’s luminous canvases are imbued with color and textiles, and Ms. Mlengeya creates stripped-down black and white works that amaze with their simplicity. “One is more minimalist, while the other is loaded with craftsmanship, skill, nuance, […]

“Paradise Blue” at Geffen Playhouse | S

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | Pasadenan Sud News | From left to right: John Earl Jelks, Alani iLongwe, Tyla Abercrumbie and Wendell B. Franklin in Paradise Blue at the Geffen Playhouse. Directed by Stori Ayers. In a dimly lit smoky bar, a lone trumpeter plays a moving solo and sets the tone for a night out […]

Today in History – October 29

shutterstock“/>Photo from an old book courtesy shutter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, October 29, the 302nd day of 2021. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On October 29, 2018, a Next Generation Boeing operated by Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea minutes […]

Today in history: it is Friday, October ...

By the associated press Today’s highlight in history: On October 29, 2018, a next-generation Boeing operated by Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air crashed in the Java Sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board; it was the first of two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max, resulting in the plane […]

Centuries before Marvel, there was the p...

(New York Book Review) “Literature,” Rachel Eisendrath insists, “is a story of hindsight. The sighting comes early in “Cloud Gallery, His brief but intense meditation on the pastoral form, Philip Sidney and all the ways we find ourselves reconfigured while reading books. That’s not to say that “Gallery of Clouds” is a treatise about how […]