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The surf-inspired Mystic Braves make waves

The surf-inspired Mystic Braves make waves

As a blood moon casts its red hue over Sunset Boulevard, a lo-fi guitar haze rips the night air and five long-haired, moustached men in trim jackets and denim pound their leather boots.

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl

A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and...

The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex

The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex

Part of the collateral damage of the Alex Theatre's ambitious physical face-lift has been the suspension of the Glendale Pops series.

DVD Review: The feature that helped Siegel break out

DVD Review: The feature that helped Siegel break out

After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick.

Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of

Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of

Several years back, after Johnny Depp's twin triumphs in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and the first "Pirates of the Caribbean," I started referring to him as the God Who Walks Among Us. (I think that qualifies as "ironic hyperbole.")

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.

Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Regardless of size, a good art show can transport an audience outside of its everyday reality and into another space of consciousness, however briefly.

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Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'

Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'

This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could...