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October 21, 2004 | Victoria Looseleaf
Lauren Weedman tells stories -- outrageous, true, hilarious, sad. The 35-year-old came to L.A. via New York and Seattle, where, in addition to performing one-person shows, she was a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." Her latest work, "Wreckage," directed by Jeff Weatherford, runs tonight through Saturday at Highways Performance Space (1651 18th St., Santa Monica, [310] 315-1459). Portraying 15 characters, Weedman recounts the fallout from a lie she told about being raped at 19.
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January 24, 2008 | Lea Lion
Lauren Weedman isn't afraid to laugh at herself. Best known for her work as a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and as a contributor to NPR's political satire program "Rewind," the Los Angeles-based comedian turns her quick wit on herself in her solo show "Bust," which begins a five-week run Tuesday at Bootleg Theater.WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR "BUST"? "Bust" is about two interwoven stories. It's about me working as a volunteer for this organization that helps women in jail.
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January 24, 2008 | Lea Lion
Lauren Weedman isn't afraid to laugh at herself. Best known for her work as a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and as a contributor to NPR's political satire program "Rewind," the Los Angeles-based comedian turns her quick wit on herself in her solo show "Bust," which begins a five-week run Tuesday at Bootleg Theater.WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR "BUST"? "Bust" is about two interwoven stories. It's about me working as a volunteer for this organization that helps women in jail.
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March 24, 2007 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps this time, Lauren Weedman is in over her head. Moments ago, she was blathering into a cellphone, thinking her biggest problem was an icky hookup with a guy the night before. Now she's being warned: "Remember not to touch the walls or railings -- there is staph infection everywhere."
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March 24, 2007 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps this time, Lauren Weedman is in over her head. Moments ago, she was blathering into a cellphone, thinking her biggest problem was an icky hookup with a guy the night before. Now she's being warned: "Remember not to touch the walls or railings -- there is staph infection everywhere."
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October 27, 2010
POP MUSIC Gorillaz Our favorite cartoon-charactered "virtual band" is out on a world tour supporting its much-awaited new album, "Plastic Beach. " Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be heading up the flesh-and-blood version of the group, with hip-hop/rock outfit N.E.R.D. supporting. Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza. 7:30 p.m. $79-$143. (818) 622-4440. http://www.livenation.com . Stone Temple Pilots Trying out its first new material in nearly a decade, the band has been touring with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in support of its recently released self-titled sixth album.
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June 27, 2004 | Scott Timberg
In case you were worrying that REDCAT -- with its films from Tajikistan and Tunisia and its concerts dedicated to the likes of Harry Partch -- was going too mainstream, too Hollywood, the little experimental theater tucked inside Disney Hall is offering what it calls a summer laboratory for up-and-coming local artists. "This is an attempt to do more than just rent out space," says Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater executive director Mark Murphy.
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July 22, 2009 | Karen Wada
Women artists are center stage at the sixth annual New Original Works Festival, which opens Thursday at REDCAT, CalArts' downtown theater. Women created or perform in seven of the event's eight pieces, exploring topics such as sexual politics, self-identity and the vagaries of life and love. The strong female presence is a result of natural selection, says Mark Murphy, REDCAT's executive director. These days, experimental material is often dance-based, he explains, "and a lot of the most interesting choreographers in L.A. happen to be women."
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October 24, 2010
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Harry Hamlin : The actor will present and sign his new memoir, "Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor. " Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175. MONDAY Edwidge Danticat : The author will read and sign her new book, "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. " Galerie Lakaye, 1550 N. Curson Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 460-7333. Condoleezza Rice : Town Hall Los Angeles presents the former secretary of state in a discussion and signing of her new book, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.
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March 5, 2012 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Beth Lapides didn't even know she was looking to bring back her legendary Un-Cabaret comedy show until she saw the hidden backroom at the restaurant First and Hope, with its Art Deco styling and speak-easy feel. The swanky location inspired Lapides to resurrect the Un-Cabaret that she and co-producer Greg Miller had created in the early '90s and which had fueled a new generation of alternative comedy around Los Angeles. In response to the hacky acts she found at mainstream venues back then, she wanted a show that was "un-homophobic, un-xenophobic, un-misogynistic," she recalls.
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October 21, 2004 | Victoria Looseleaf
Lauren Weedman tells stories -- outrageous, true, hilarious, sad. The 35-year-old came to L.A. via New York and Seattle, where, in addition to performing one-person shows, she was a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." Her latest work, "Wreckage," directed by Jeff Weatherford, runs tonight through Saturday at Highways Performance Space (1651 18th St., Santa Monica, [310] 315-1459). Portraying 15 characters, Weedman recounts the fallout from a lie she told about being raped at 19.
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September 24, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Judy Blume has written "a book for every conversation you do not want to have with your child," quipped one of the emcees at Blumesday -- a sold-out event celebrating the 70th birthday of the bestselling author at Hollywood's M Bar on Friday night.
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January 18, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
A continent may divide them, but HBO's "Girls" will have to shove over and cede some of the Frank New Voice limelight to "Looking," the network's charming and deceptively significant new half-hour series that premieres Sunday about a trio of gay men living in San Francisco. What at first seems like your standard (if R-rated) banter-heavy, young-urbanites-seek-love/meaning tale, this time told from a gay perspective, quickly proves to have a truer heart and loftier ambitions. Yes, creator Michael Lannan is clearly determined to depict and discuss male homosexuality with the same semi-erotic-realism that has become commonplace among heterosexual sex scenes - We're here, we're queer, we're copulating on screen, get used to it. TRAILERS: Winter TV 2014 Having established this (again and again and once more for good measure)
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