November 2, 2012 |
There's been some confusion about Wolf in Sheep's Clothing , the popular pop-up series that had a several-month run inside Capri in Venice, now the name of a full-fledged restaurant in the former Lily's space down the street on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. But the chefs who cooked at the original pop-up series aren't affiliated with the current incarnation; instead they've opened a new spot in the Palihotel in West Hollywood called the Hart & the Hunter . So let's not get our A esop's fables mixed up. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (a biblical idiom often referred to as one of Aesop's fables)
July 1, 2012 |
What gruesome casualty statistics fail to do, a horse made of wire mesh and plywood pulls off with profound simplicity: Joey, the magnificent puppet stallion at the center of"War Horse,"communicates to a broad public the staggering waste of war. Yes, it's sentimental. Yes, there are scenes that might have given even as inveterate a melodramatist as Charles Dickens pause. But this 2011 best play Tony winner, which launched its national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, takes the audience on a thrilling roller-coaster ride in which innocence is thrown into a man-made hell.
May 25, 2012 |
It seems fitting that "Moonrise Kingdom,"arguably Wes Anderson's most grown-up film yet, is a warm and funny fable about kids on the cusp. Here the writer-director's tendency toward the allegorical casts a magical spell with Anderson finding a near perfect balance between the humanism and the surreal that imprints all of his work - sometimes for the better ("The Royal Tenenbaums,""Fantastic Mr. Fox") and sometimes not ("The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou"). In this tale about growing up and falling in love, it seems Anderson has found his true heart.
April 12, 2012
MUSIC Pairing a very old Indian concept of life death, "samsara," with cutting-edge electronics and synthesis, the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra takes a contemporary route to explore ancient themes. The group plays musical takes on traditional Indian fables accompanied by dancers and multimedia stagecraft, but makes these old stories sound like the future. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri. $20. Redcat.org.
September 11, 2011 |
Down the Mysterly River A Novel Bill Willingham, with illustrations by Mark Buckingham Starscape: 336 pp., $15.99, ages 10 and older Bill Willingham is a comics icon, best known for his imaginative fairy tale mash-up series, "Fables," which begins with the Big Bad Wolf as sheriff of a town populated by Jack (of beanstalk fame), Beauty (and the beast) and the long-divorced couple Snow White and Prince Charming. Published by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo, the series earned the author multiple Eisner awards after its 2002 premiere and catapulted him to his current status as one of the bestselling international writers of comics.
February 20, 2011 |
Perhaps no single individual in the last half-century has promoted and showcased African American beauty and fashion with as much flair as Eunice W. Johnson. The co-founder with her husband John H. Johnson of pioneering magazine Ebony in 1945, she was one of the first to market a cosmetics line, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, to African Americans, . And, most famously, she created the Ebony Fashion Fair — a traveling fashion runway show that's raised more than $55 million for various charities since its inception in 1958.