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Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex

Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex

Backstage at the Alex Theatre, the joking between Steve Martin and Martin Short had already begun, with laughs over their matching suits and whatever else happened to be passing in front of them.

Knowing What She Wants

Anjelica Huston talks about writing, acting and living ahead of Alex Theatre talk

On Thursday night, Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston will appear onstage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to talk about the highs and lows of a life in Hollywood and around the world. She grew up the daughter of iconic film director John Huston and model/...

Stage Review: Holiday fare has a family focus

Stage Review: Holiday fare has a family focus

Fate, in the persons of one recently departed Jewish grandmother and a loopy delivery man, brings two lonely people together on Christmas Eve in the West Coast premiere of “Handle With Care,” a romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams at the...

Dining Review: New Theresa's inherits its namesake's best ingredients

Dining Review: New Theresa's inherits its namesake's best ingredients

Theresa Sprunk was a powerhouse back in the 1950s and ’60s. She had a career, raised a child, made her clothes and volunteered at numerous philanthropic organizations around Glendale. She was an integral part of the erstwhile Tuesday Afternoon Club and...

Film Review: Stewart spies a new career with 'Rosewater'

Film Review: Stewart spies a new career with 'Rosewater'

When a performer from one world (such as TV) tries his hand at being an auteur in another (film), it's very easy to worry about egregious overreach. On the other hand, Jon Stewart isn't merely a comedian and late night host, he is very, very smart —...

La Cañada  High alum, former Rose Queen takes on gritty acting role

La Cañada High alum, former Rose Queen takes on gritty acting role

From the time she was 4, La CaƱada native Evanne Friedmann was fascinated by the world viewed from behind a camera lens.

Film Review: 'Interstellar' stretches time and plausibility

Film Review: 'Interstellar' stretches time and plausibility

There are few things I find more gratifying than to have my faith in a favorite filmmaker once again renewed. Unfortunately, in the case of “Interstellar,” that filmmaker is Stanley Kubrick, not Christopher Nolan.

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Read On: Election had little to do with facts

Read On: Election had little to do with facts

It's a weird thing sometimes to live in the United States, particularly when you feel so out-of-step with the masses — as I did on Tuesday night.