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  • When will new music be released? These days, it's anyone's guess

    When will new music be released? These days, it's anyone's guess
    For Kanye West fans, the arrival of a new record is a given. It's got a name, "So Help Me God." Producers are attached. He executed his prerequisite stage-storming, attention-grabbing viral moment at the Grammy Awards. Paul McCartney, we have been...
  • Has Russell Crowe finally grown up?

    As long as he can keep the altercations to a minimum and not hit anyone with a flying telephone, maybe Russell Crowe can draw an audience to see "The Water Diviner" ["Opening a New Door," April 19]. His antics were incredibly tiresome, but maybe he's...
  • Essential tracks: Sarah Neufeld-Colin Stetson: mysterious, moody collaboration

    Essential tracks: Sarah Neufeld-Colin Stetson: mysterious, moody collaboration
    Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson, "Never were the way she was" (Constellation). A few years ago the violinist Neufeld and the bass and tenor saxophone player Stetson performed a small gig at Dilettante, an art space in industrial downtown. The two, best...
  • Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now

     Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now
    Here are some performers whom I love: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin. Here is a series that I don't: Showtime's new comedy "Happyish," in which they all star. Whining, overwrought, self-defeating and unforgivably smug,...
  • Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon work to set 'Anarchist' free

    Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon work to set 'Anarchist' free
    In "The Anarchist," by David Mamet, a former political radical who has served 35 years in jail argues for clemency from a prison official who holds the power to set her free. Is a second chance in the cards? Perhaps the more relevant question for...
  • Why 'I love you more than Netflix'

    At the Second City e.t.c. comedy show the other night, I was pulled up short. The moment was a sequence of sketches all dealing with our addiction to technology. After watching someone play a needy iPhone that refused to shut down, and then witnessing the...
  • Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold

    Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold
    Already killing it in England, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and beyond, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in the U.S. with evening screenings Thursday and an official Friday bow. Expectations couldn't be larger. Its success is predestined; it will be one of...
  • For Dodgers fans, the TV shutout continues

    For Dodgers fans, the TV shutout continues
    For Dodgers fans, the long wait to see games televised again may be headed into extra innings. An estimated 70% of Los Angeles-area households don't get the SportsNet LA channel that carries Dodgers games. That situation was expected to be corrected...
  • How Lincoln Center manages the kind of programming L.A. Music Center needs

    How Lincoln Center manages the kind of programming L.A. Music Center needs
    From the day it opened, Lincoln Center, one of the world's grandest arts complexes, has struggled to get it right. That first night in 1962 in Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall and soon to be renamed after David Geffen) was not a great success....
  • Shalom Auslander creates a curmudgeon much like himself in 'Happyish'

    Shalom Auslander creates a curmudgeon much like himself in 'Happyish'
    Shalom Auslander lives in a bubble, and he likes it that way, thank you very much. On a bitterly cold February afternoon, the creator of the new Showtime series "Happyish" explains his jaundiced and intentionally blinkered worldview. He isn't interested...
  • 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart': Secrets spill out over a July 4th weekend

     'Lips Together, Teeth Apart': Secrets spill out over a July 4th weekend
    So much depends upon a red child's wagon, glazed with saltwater beside the white neurotics. True, William Carlos Williams doesn't figure into Terrence McNally's 1991 play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," now in a sturdy and sometimes-sorrowful production...