Arts

Theater is beginning to return after almost a two-year hiatus, but female playwrights are feeling like they are getting the short end of the stick.

from Greater LA

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow, about his difficult childhood growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Grand Park's ninth annual Dia de Los Muertos installation opens October 22 and runs through November 2.

At LA’s Grand Park, Day of the Dead altars speak to COVID losses

Grand Park's ninth annual Dia de Los Muertos installation opens October 22 and runs through November 2.

from KCRW Features

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

God “caged” in Jersey

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

from Scheer Intelligence

Jackie Kay’s “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend” is a terrific mixture of memoir and biography.

Jackie Kay: “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend”

Jackie Kay’s “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend” is a terrific mixture of memoir and biography.

from Bookworm

Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

Ken Burns: ‘Muhammad Ali’

Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

from The Treatment

A filmmaking couple in Mia Hansen-Løve's wonderful "Bergman Island" spend a summer residency on the island off the coast of Sweden where Ingmar Bergman lived and made some of his most…

Mixing It Up With the Master

A filmmaking couple in Mia Hansen-Løve's wonderful "Bergman Island" spend a summer residency on the island off the coast of Sweden where Ingmar Bergman lived and made some of his most…

from Film Reviews

The HBO series “Succession” follows the super rich and deeply dysfunctional Roy family, as the kids fight to win patriarch Logan Roy's favor and lock down a position of power in their…

‘Succession’: How Jesse Armstrong created the most dysfunctional family on television

The HBO series “Succession” follows the super rich and deeply dysfunctional Roy family, as the kids fight to win patriarch Logan Roy's favor and lock down a position of power in their…

from The Business

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special prompts backlash, employees plan a walkout in protest

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

from The Business

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ prompts trans Netflix employees to plan a walkout next week

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

from Hollywood Breakdown

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse”

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

from Bookworm

“Witch Hunt” is a new exhibition curated by Connie Butler from the Hammer Museum and Anne Ellegood from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICALA).

‘Witch Hunt’ is a creative cauldron of feminist artists — on display at 2 LA museums

“Witch Hunt” is a new exhibition curated by Connie Butler from the Hammer Museum and Anne Ellegood from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICALA).

from Greater LA

Raquel Gutiérrez wrote about how LA shaped their own identity in a recent personal essay for Places Journal. The prompt was: How do Latinos impact the built environment of Los Angeles?

How the 704 bus line shaped writer Raquel Gutiérrez’s LA identity

Raquel Gutiérrez wrote about how LA shaped their own identity in a recent personal essay for Places Journal. The prompt was: How do Latinos impact the built environment of Los Angeles?

from Greater LA

The Holocaust Museum in LA’s Pan Pacific Park is partially underground, and the roof is covered in grass, so it blends in with the surrounding park.

LA Holocaust Museum gets an expansion, UCLA students can try ‘sleeping pods’ to avoid commutes

The Holocaust Museum in LA’s Pan Pacific Park is partially underground, and the roof is covered in grass, so it blends in with the surrounding park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The song “ Nature Boy ” was a number one hit for Nat King Cole in 1948, selling 1 million copies that year.

Meet ‘Nature Boy’ composer Eden Ahbez, the LA outdoor lover who changed jazz history

The song “ Nature Boy ” was a number one hit for Nat King Cole in 1948, selling 1 million copies that year.

from Greater LA

Ry Russo-Young on the inevitability of her role in her own documentary

Ry Russo-Young: ‘Nuclear Family’

Ry Russo-Young on the inevitability of her role in her own documentary

from The Treatment

All is not well between Bob Iger and Bob Chapek at Disney, as detailed in a Hollywood Reporter article by Kim Masters.

At Disney, it’s Bob vs. Bob

All is not well between Bob Iger and Bob Chapek at Disney, as detailed in a Hollywood Reporter article by Kim Masters.

from The Business

In the new series “Dopesick,” which premieres on Hulu on October 13, Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a salt-of-the-earth country doctor in Appalachia.

To create Hulu’s ‘Dopesick,’ Danny Strong fell down the Purdue Pharma rabbithole

In the new series “Dopesick,” which premieres on Hulu on October 13, Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a salt-of-the-earth country doctor in Appalachia.

from The Business

It's not your ordinary lamb, but then "Lamb" isn't your ordinary Icelandic indie film.

A Blessed Event On the Sheep Farm

It's not your ordinary lamb, but then "Lamb" isn't your ordinary Icelandic indie film.

from Film Reviews

For a long time, WME and CAA have been the number one and number two agencies in Hollywood.

Talent agency CAA acquires rival ICM, continuing the Hollywood consolidation wave

For a long time, WME and CAA have been the number one and number two agencies in Hollywood.

from Hollywood Breakdown