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FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Paul Taylor making dance.
Image credit: PBS


“ESPLANADE, the most miraculous of dances, makes a lyric flow out of one expressive contrast after another. Stillness and movement, running and walking, joy and anguish, rushing forward and looking back, jumping high and falling splat: Your heart is brim-full while you watch.” — Alastair Macaulay* PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY, one of the great American […]

Chris Burden, post-performance
Image credit: Lewright


“Joe the Lion”—David Bowie’s song about Chris Burden—is a tribute to the seminal performance artist’s early days, when his body was a laboratory and canvas for bullets, nails, starvation, and potential electrocution. As a student at UC Irvine, Burden didn’t wait around for the bullies; he stuffed himself into a locker. Hitting his heyday during […]

Hamish Bowles, Anna Winter and crew at the Met, morning before the gala for Rei Kawakubo, May 1, 2017.
Photograph by Ignacio Valero


Caroline Kennedy, curator Andrew Bolton, and Anna Wintour welcomed a preview audience to the Met this morning to introduce REI KAWAKUBO / COMMES DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN. Photographs by Ignacio Valero.   REI KAWAKUBO / COMMES DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN, May 4 through September 4. THE MET FIFTH AVENUE, New York […]


“…Supermarkets, assembly-lines, teen-posts firmly shuttered, one after another. Old structures stand and rot in the sun….decrepit schools, poorly funded community services, inadequate health services, jammed low-income housing. It is the fallout that has firmly secured the media’s eye, not the abundant reasons for it.” — Lynell George, 1992* To mark the 25 years since the […]