| Nov 22, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Facebook's data analysis team has released the results of what it calls the largest social-networking study ever and discovered that only 4.74 people separate strangers from each other. That's largely thanks to Facebook itself, of course, as well as other...
| Apr 15, 2012
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
| Sep 12, 2008
It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true....
| Jul 29, 2008
OF THE three buildings that make up architect Welton Becket's original Music Center on Bunker Hill -- the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion -- it is the smallest of the group, the Taper, that can make the most...
| Aug 15, 2008
Hoping to give audiences something to buzz about in the expanded lobby yielded by its $30-million renovation, the Mark Taper Forum will offer a 2009 season that includes revivals of the Broadway musicals "Pippin" and "Parade" and Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"...
| Sep 16, 2008
GROPING for a comfortable moral in John Guare's classic black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in a sensational revival directed by Nicholas Martin, is a little like asking an escaped felon for some friendly...
| Dec 18, 2008
| 3:23 PM
Theater this year had a hard time competing with real-life drama (the melodramatic collapse of the economy; Barack Obama's stirring, historic victory; and, for heart-attack-inducing suspense, Rafael Nadal's superhuman defeat of Roger Federer in the...
| Sep 10, 2008
| 5:13 PM
Touring the newly renovated Mark Taper Forum a few weeks before its official unveiling was a bit like standing at the crossroads between the past and the future. It wasn't merely the sight of stage carpenters readying the set for "The House of Blue...
| Jun 11, 2008
Stephen Sondheim and Georges Seurat. John Guare and Wassily Kandinsky. Edward Albee and Louise Nevelson.
Throughout theater history, writers have mined the works and biographies of artists to create such vastly different dramas as "Sunday in the Park...
| Feb 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Lineup: New York's Lincoln Center Theater has announced three Broadway productions for the 2010-11 season, including John Guare's "A Free Man of Color," the musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and the British play "War Horse."......
| Aug 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Real-estate woes: The Chelsea Art Museum in New York has shut its doors for the remainder of August as it fights the possibility of foreclosure on its home. (Wall Street Journal) -- Celebrity art: Bob Dylan will unveil a......