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  • Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard steps through the fire

    Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard steps through the fire
    Ben Gibbard never thought he'd find himself where he did at the end of 2012. The boyish frontman of Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie had spent the previous decade and a half establishing a reputation as one of the most sensitive — and hardest-working...
  • 'Dunsinane' at the Wallis held back trying to land big message

    'Dunsinane' at the Wallis held back trying to land big message
    Of all the possible Shakespearean sequels, "Macbeth II" seems among the least likely. At the end of Shakespeare's tragedy, the tyrant's head is lopped off, his childless wife has presumably killed herself and Malcolm, the worthy heir of slain Duncan, is...
  • L.A. Ballet delivers a classically pure 'Sleeping Beauty'

     L.A. Ballet delivers a classically pure 'Sleeping Beauty'
    Dancing through its first nine seasons, Los Angeles Ballet has bravely tackled one rite of passage after another — not merely the major Balanchine and Bournonville choreographies that are its stylistic birthright but, increasingly, the top-of-the-...
  • New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah heralds a new frontier in TV: diversity

    New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah heralds a new frontier in TV: diversity
    What was Comedy Central thinking? In tapping Trevor Noah as the next host of "The Daily Show," the cable network will turn over its most valuable franchise to a relative unknown who has made just a handful of appearances on the program. With rare...
  • HBO's 'Going Clear' documentary on Scientology sparks debate

    HBO's 'Going Clear' documentary on Scientology sparks debate
    Lawrence Wright didn't feel well. He'd just checked into his room at L'Ermitage in Los Angeles with a terrible cold, he said, and was trying to get some rest when the phone rang. "Joe is here for you," the receptionist said. Wright wasn't expecting...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter

     PBS' 'Cancer' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter
    Barak Goodman's three-part documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," is prefaced with the sort of "not suitable for all viewers" warning far more typical of a hard-R cable series than a PBS documentary that's not about the Holocaust. And...
  • Ringo Starr focuses on the next move

    Ringo Starr focuses on the next move
    A day before Ringo Starr's new solo album, "Postcards From Paradise," was slated for release, the former Beatle was at the hub of a frenzy of activity. He bounded from one room to the next in his top-floor suite at a West Hollywood hotel, hustling through...
  • Burgerama draws the approval of a music festival-hating musician

     Burgerama draws the approval of a music festival-hating musician
    On Friday afternoon, I had given up on the future of music. A friend of mine had just introduced me to two terrible artists, and I went on a Twitter rampage. I raged about sexist, garbage-disposal rock, about the grossness of vapid nihilism and...
  • TV Land's 'Younger' turns back clock for Sutton Foster

    TV Land's 'Younger' turns back clock for Sutton Foster
    First things first. "Younger" does the world the great favor of returning Sutton Foster to television, and only two years after the cancellation of "Bunheads." Ring bells, sing songs, blow horns, beat gongs. Created by Darren Star, of "Sex and the City"...
  • Passover dining options from Phil Vettel

    Passover dining options from Phil Vettel
    Passover begins at sundown Friday, and, as always, Chicago's restaurants are prepared. Some dining and carryout options: Beatrix. Holiday-friendly pastries and desserts, including raspberry macaroons ($2.95), gluten-free flourless chocolate cake ($8....
  • Gustavo Dudamel 'very happy' with decision to stay in L.A.

    Gustavo Dudamel 'very happy' with decision to stay in L.A.
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic arrived Friday needing its spirits lifted. The flight from Seoul, the last leg of an Asia tour that began in Hong Kong a week earlier, was delayed. The bus ride from Narita airport to the Tokyo hotel meant a couple of more...