Arts

The Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” is still closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

from Arts & Culture Stories

This week Elvis sits down with actor and director Alex Winter, whose new documentary “Zappa” chronicles the life and performance of avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa.

from The Treatment

When Jim Gianopulos left Fox in 2017 to take the top job at Paramount, he found a weakened studio that had been through a string of flops.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos has faith that audiences will return to movie theaters

When Jim Gianopulos left Fox in 2017 to take the top job at Paramount, he found a weakened studio that had been through a string of flops.

from The Business

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

Charles Baxter: 'The Sun Collective'

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

from Bookworm

LA Opera’s production is directed by Bruce Lemon Jr., who grew up in Watts. Lemon Jr.

LA Opera’s first COVID-era production: ‘The Anonymous Lover’ by an 18th century Black composer

LA Opera’s production is directed by Bruce Lemon Jr., who grew up in Watts. Lemon Jr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week’s offerings: paintings that blend everyday experiences with the divine; intricately crafted ceramics made with bricks; and portraits made during the pandemic that express a…

Art Insider: Paintings celebrating everyday beauty and psychedelic sunsets

This week’s offerings: paintings that blend everyday experiences with the divine; intricately crafted ceramics made with bricks; and portraits made during the pandemic that express a…

from Arts & Culture Stories

This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America.

Misha Green: ‘Lovecraft Country’

This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America.

from The Treatment

The old Cole Porter lyric popped into my head as I was watching a new and quite wonderful comedy called "The Climb."

"Friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship..."

The old Cole Porter lyric popped into my head as I was watching a new and quite wonderful comedy called "The Climb."

from Film Reviews

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

As Trump attacks Fox News, more conservative networks get a ratings boost

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”

Nicole Krauss: 'To Be a Man'

Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”

from Bookworm

The biennial Made in LA opened to media previews on Monday. It’s a highly anticipated show, showcasing emerging artists who live and work in Los Angeles.

Made in LA 2020: Larry Johnson, Khalil Joseph, and 28 other local emerging artists

The biennial Made in LA opened to media previews on Monday. It’s a highly anticipated show, showcasing emerging artists who live and work in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with film critic and writer Glenn Kenny, whose new book “Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas” details the making of Martin Scorsese’s iconic…

Glenn Kenny: ‘Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with film critic and writer Glenn Kenny, whose new book “Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas” details the making of Martin Scorsese’s iconic…

from The Treatment

Sculptures use mass-produced objects to allude to an individual’s psychological makeup. Drawings of neoclassical architectures blend fantasy and reality.

Artist uses store-bought objects to allude to the inner workings of the mind

Sculptures use mass-produced objects to allude to an individual’s psychological makeup. Drawings of neoclassical architectures blend fantasy and reality.

from Arts & Culture Stories

The subject is love--between Eva Green's astronaut mother and her 7-year-old daughter, played affectingly by Zélie Boulant--and extremely well-founded separation anxiety, since Mom is…

"Proxima" is an astronaut story set entirely on Earth, and all the stronger for it

The subject is love--between Eva Green's astronaut mother and her 7-year-old daughter, played affectingly by Zélie Boulant--and extremely well-founded separation anxiety, since Mom is…

from Film Reviews

Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.

LA architect rebuilds after Woolsey Fire and reflects on living in the wildland-urban interface

Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.

from Design and Architecture

Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia."

Mauro Javier Cárdenas: “Aphasia”

Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia."

from Bookworm

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with director Sofia Coppola, whose new film "On the Rocks" stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

Sofia Coppola: ‘On the Rocks’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with director Sofia Coppola, whose new film "On the Rocks" stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

from The Treatment

Artists respond to both the violence and loneliness of the pandemic. Paintings depict the past while imagining a future where order breaks down.

Art Insider: An artist makes milagros that honor lives lost to police violence

Artists respond to both the violence and loneliness of the pandemic. Paintings depict the past while imagining a future where order breaks down.

Steve James has been making documentaries for more than three decades, and he’s used to people flagging him down when he’s filming, hoping they’ll get to appear on camera.

‘City So Real’ chronicles life in Chicago, from mayor’s election to COVID-19 pandemic

Steve James has been making documentaries for more than three decades, and he’s used to people flagging him down when he’s filming, hoping they’ll get to appear on camera.

from The Business

Frederick Wiseman's documentary feature, "City Hall," is the latest in a remarkable string of 43 films about cultural and political institutions.

The Life and Governance of American Cities

Frederick Wiseman's documentary feature, "City Hall," is the latest in a remarkable string of 43 films about cultural and political institutions.

from Film Reviews