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Stage Review: Shades of temptation at the workplace

Stage Review: Shades of temptation at the workplace

In Ken Levine’s agile new romantic comedy, “A or B?,” a world premiere at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, an interview for a high-powered job brings Abby and Ben together, but their immediate mutual attraction promises on-the-job complications: Can they ignore the attraction or give...

Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star Wars...

Dining: Tasty any way you slice it

Dining: Tasty any way you slice it

Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day, an institution worth celebrating. Where would the bag lunch be without the sandwich? The Wall Street Journal went so far as to dub the sandwich “Britain’s biggest contribution to gastronomy” because the...

Film Review: Araki matures with 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

Film Review: Araki matures with 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

It often feels as though low-budget filmmakers who work their way into the “higher” brackets end up losing all the distinctive characteristics that brought them attention in the first place. That's true with indie filmmaker Gregg Araki, but in...

DVD Review: 'F for Fake' gets an A for ambiguity

DVD Review: 'F for Fake' gets an A for ambiguity

I'm a total fan — a sucker, if you will — of movies that somehow tell a story while simultaneously looking at themselves from the outside. That is to say, I've (almost) never met a meta I didn't like.

Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source

Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source

For those who might have recently seen the Australian Ballet’s version of “Swan Lake” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, the Los Angeles Ballet’s upcoming performance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale may come as a great relief.

DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons with...

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Read On: AT&T seems to have its wires crossed

Read On: AT&T seems to have its wires crossed

So while I hate to write about my own personal issues — actually, that’s a lie, there is little I like to do more — I must take the opportunity here to slam the stuffing out of a...