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Giving 'Home' a colorful presence

Giving 'Home' a colorful presence

With big bright posters and artwork of a rotund purple hexapodal alien, a ropy poly tortoise-shell cat and a cheeky Afro-Caribbean teenager displayed all over the corridor walls, it’s clear the team at the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale is in full flight promoting their newest...

Cellists get on board to mark Bach's birthday

Cellists get on board to mark Bach's birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach would have turned 330 on Saturday, but his compositions are safely in the hands of some local young musicians, who paid a birthday tribute to the old master in an afternoon concert at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center — the...

DVD Review: New 'Witch' is a confusing brew

DVD Review: New 'Witch' is a confusing brew

This recent film from director Jacob Cheung (“Cageman”) is another adaptation of the book “Bai fa mo nu chuan” by prolific wuxia novelist Laing Yusheng. The title apparently translates as something like “White Hair Demon Girl,&...

Film Review: Romantic drama '3 Hearts' trips over its tropes

Film Review: Romantic drama '3 Hearts' trips over its tropes

French director Benoit Jacquot is best known for such period dramas as “Tosca” (2001), “Deep in the Woods” (2010) and “Farewell My Queen” (2012), but there are times he goes modern, and his new “3 Hearts” is...

Bringing us back to Bach

Bringing us back to Bach

Taking an art form out of its natural habitat — be it theater, gallery, museum, recital or concert hall — risks diminishing the art to the extent that it’s no longer displayed to the best possible advantage. On the other hand, giving a...

Dining Review: Thai tied to your comfort

Dining Review: Thai tied to your comfort

In 1999, Eric Sansangasakun, his brother James and their friend Kyle Puranamaneewiwat left Bangkok to follow a dot-com opportunity in Southern California. The economy turned sour the next year so the three of them looked at each other and said, “We...

Still plumbing the blues

Still plumbing the blues

Epiphanies can be spurred by the most unlikely occurrences. That can certainly hold true for practitioners of the blues.

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Read On: A new app for your best friend

Read On: A new app for your best friend

As we know, one day there will be an app for everything. Getting you into bed. Getting you out of bed. Providing companionship in bed. Eating. Breathing. Escaping from prison.