A Wild Old Dog Come to Sit With Me

Chuck Orloski: Although I think my wife likes me, and since fasting was on my mind, I thought I’d test her religion skills, and asked, “Uh, have you forgotten today’s Ash Wednesday, Carol… no meat?”

Wild Old Dog

85 on the 405

Paul Lojeski: Smog bitch goddess of Bukowski and Hollywood and desperate dreams burning above that hot concrete on the 405, doing 85, 85 on the 405.

Los Angeles Traffic

Leonard Nimoy’s Alter Ego Is an Enduring Cultural Icon

Larry Wines: Power to the warp engines. Take ‘er out, Mr. Spock. Third star to the left, and keep on ’til morning.

Leonard Nimoy

Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Can’t Be Solved with Fancy Award Ceremonies

Cara Caddoo: Keen to maintain its control over global film production, Hollywood wielded its political connections and economic might to establish systems that prevented independent black filmmakers from distributing their movies.

Hollywood Diversity

No Time for Sergeant-Majors

Ed Rampell: In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman trods familiar ground we’ve seen in various films wherein recruits are in conflict not so much with the enemy du jour but the military brass.

Queen and Country

Stage

Ghosts of Versailles

Opera-palooza: Let Them Eat Opera

Ed Rampell: The Ghosts of Versailles is among the most ambitious, lavish, complex operas this critic has ever experienced. The work is a fantastic fantasy about phantoms, full of meditations on the nature of theater and playwriting and ruminations on revolutionary struggles.

Sassy Mamas

Sassy Mamas: Generational and Gender Role Reversals

Ed Rampell: This production seems to be more about generational and gender issues, than ethnicity, and probes some eyebrow-raising topics – with lots of laughs and a few tears along the way.

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Film

Hollywood Diversity

Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Can’t Be Solved with Fancy Award Ceremonies

Cara Caddoo: Keen to maintain its control over global film production, Hollywood wielded its political connections and economic might to establish systems that prevented independent black filmmakers from distributing their movies.

Queen and Country

No Time for Sergeant-Majors

Ed Rampell: In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman trods familiar ground we’ve seen in various films wherein recruits are in conflict not so much with the enemy du jour but the military brass.

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Humor

Wild Old Dog

A Wild Old Dog Come to Sit With Me

Chuck Orloski: Although I think my wife likes me, and since fasting was on my mind, I thought I’d test her religion skills, and asked, “Uh, have you forgotten today’s Ash Wednesday, Carol… no meat?”

Hot Romance

Hot Romance in a Cold Monastery

Chuck Orloski: In words of rock & roll Jethro Tull, I looked at the woman with “bad intentions.” Did she have either a husband or a “significant other” who I could kill, take her home to Taylor Borough with me? Why not? What’s good for King David is good for me?

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Music

Vanessa Zamora

Vanessa Zamora at Gypset’s Musical Showcases

Patrick O’Heffernan: Hats off to Gypset Magazine for conceiving of and producing these Music Showcases. It’s very hard for promising young talent like LEX and Zamora at the very beginning of their careers to get booked.

Irene Diaz and Mitre

Irene Diaz and Mitre: A New World of Crossover Music 

Patrick O’Heffernan: “Heart” is exactly the right word, as Irene Diaz settled in onstage with her brilliant smile and musical radiance, opening a seven song set with the heart-piecing “Let Me Go”.

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Poetry

Los Angeles Traffic

85 on the 405

Paul Lojeski: Smog bitch goddess of Bukowski and Hollywood and desperate dreams burning above that hot concrete on the 405, doing 85, 85 on the 405.

Laid Off Workers

Layoff: Sound and Fury

Paul Lojeski: They started letting people go today because the boss stole from the Feds and business tanked.

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Television

Laverne Cox

5 Reasons Laverne Cox Should Be the Fifth Co-Host on The View

Frank McAlpin: Let me just say how unbelievably important and inspiring, on multiple levels, it would be if Laverne Cox joined The View permanently! She would the most fabulous fifth co-host. There would never be a lack of realness or epic feathered headpieces!

plimpton-890

Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

Dignity in Education

Dignity in Education

Robert Fuller: One of the clearest indications that we are–at least in some areas–already moving toward the dignitarian ideal is the remarkable evolution of child-rearing practices that has occurred since the 1960s.

Jim Nelson Last Sermon

Everything I Know in Less Than 2,400 Words

Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson: I don’t know what else to say. I have failed at this way too many times. But I do know that here – and it began that day in Santa Barbara – I decided to open my heart to you. I decided to trust you, to be present when I am here. I decided to open my heart to you. You will have to decide if you have done the same.

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