| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
With volumes of wit, bounce and flow and a buoyant way around the Shrine Auditorium's expansive stage, the rapper Childish Gambino and his band rolled through downtown Los Angeles as part of what he dubbed "The Deep Web Tour," which has consumed much of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Tamerlan Tsarnaev enrolled as a part-time accounting student at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He took classes for only three semesters - fall 2006, spring 2007 and fall 2008. "He wasn't even close" to getting a degree, said...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SongFest is the remarkable summer vocal training program, begun in 1996, formerly at Pepperdine University and currently housed at the Colburn School. "Songfest" is Leonard Bernstein's dozen songs for six singers and orchestra, written as a contribution...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:50 AM
A scene from Deadheads
There's something oddly tropical about the crop of roughly 150 American independent, world and documentary films screening at the 26th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, opening this Friday and running through...
| May 8, 2011
Little, Brown: 278 pp., $26.99
There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Aydin was an Iranian mountaineer who had climbed 572 steps to the top of the Cascade — a towering architectural feat in the heart of Yerevan that now houses the Cafesjian Center for the Arts — with his wife.
On a South Caucasus road trip,...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Elijah Knauer bounds into S'ghetti Eddie's as if on a mission, taking in the pinball, the family-style booths and — oh man — the spot on the menu that mentions the thing that begins with an "ice" and ends with a "cream."
"Oooooh, they have...