Jun. 4, 2009
“The Good Lord Bird” started with a handshake deal between Ethan Hawke and author James McBride. The witty, irreverent telling of John Brown’s life story is now airing on Showtime.
from The Business
More than 90,000 Orange County residents have fled their homes after two fires exploded on Monday, pushed by strong Santa Ana winds.
from Greater LA
The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”
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
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
Artists respond to both the violence and loneliness of the pandemic. Paintings depict the past while imagining a future where order breaks down.
from Arts & Culture Stories
Charles Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.
LA Opera ’s first production since the coronavirus pandemic hit, “ The Anonymous Lover ,” was written by 18th century composer Joseph Bologne.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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