April 19, 2013 |
Cornelia Funke builds wild, wondrous worlds with her words, from the back streets of Venice, Italy, to a land of fairies and gargoyles called MirrorWorld. That's where Jacob Reckless, the treasure hunter hero of her latest series for young teens, enlists a dwarf and a vixen to help him undo a fatal curse. Still, when she contemplated a MirrorWorld app, Funke says she felt a little like Bilbo Baggins accepting an invitation to an adventure. She wasn't sure where the path would take her. The app (released for iPad on April 17)
March 20, 2013 |
Another day, another component in the Justin Timberlake promotional juggernaut. Around the same time Tuesday night that The CW was airing a one-hour special memorably titled "Target Presents the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Justin Timberlake," Vevo premiered the music video for "Mirrors," the second single from "The 20/20 Experience. " Timberlake's third solo album -- which marks his return to music following a six-year break -- arrived in stores Tuesday, though it had been available to stream on iTunes since March 11. On Saturday he performed at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, and last week he appeared for five nights straight on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
March 7, 2013 |
The seductive new Century City restaurant Hinoki & the Bird , reviewed by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold last week, conveys a dark intensity. But take a closer look at some of the interior details and you'll find a degree of playfulness. Milo Garcia of MAI Studio in Los Angeles wanted the restaurant, the newest concept from chef-owner David Myers, to have a touch of glamour but also a sense of humor - a combination that plays out in two particular areas: bathroom subway tiles that cleverly double as mirrors and striking block-patterned denim banquettes.
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February 14, 2013 |
Does mayoral candidate Jan Perry think that current Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a really good guy to have in her corner? Or maybe she thinks hizzoner's support marks the recipient as another hapless representative of the City Hall status quo. It's hard to tell where Perry stands from a pair of recent mailers delivered by her campaign. The Los Angeles city councilwoman came out with a bulk-mail pitch Tuesday that shows her side by side with Mayor V. Both are grinning.
February 11, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake was busy Sunday night. Early in the evening, the singer made his highly anticipated return to the Grammy Awards stage -- his first performance there since 2009, when he and Al Green filled in for Chris Brown and Rihanna -- with a lavish, sepia-toned performance of two tracks from his upcoming "The 20/20 Experience," due out March 19. Then he hit the Palladium for a sold-out concert at which he reportedly introduced a...
February 10, 2013 |
Gotye, the alias of the Australian-Belgian singer-producer Wouter de Backer, won the award for alternative music album at the 55th Grammy Awards, besting a diverse roster of artists including Fiona Apple, Bjork, M83 and Tom Waits. Gotye won for his album “Making Mirrors,” his third, but first to be widely released in the United States. The album's success was driven largely by the indomitable single “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which gained a cult following on YouTube that eventually blossomed into a mainstream radio sensation.
February 6, 2013
'Smoke and Mirrors' Where: The Road Theatre Company, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood When: Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Ends March 17. Contact: (800) 595-4849 or http://www.roadtheatre.org
February 5, 2013 |
Albie Selznick's career has been a long, tiring and, at times depressing trip through comedy, music and acting. But Selznick hopes his story - or at least the version of it he performs each weekend - is a hero's journey. The 54-year-old actor-magician takes the small, intimate stage at the Road Theatre Co. in North Hollywood each weekend to perform a show that draws heavily from this childhood struggles to cope with his father's death by using magic. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures "When I was a kid my friends used to ask me why I wanted to be a magician," Selznick says at the beginning of his show, "Smoke and Mirrors.
January 24, 2013 |
One Snow White fairy tale, two films, two master costume designers and a pair of Oscar nominations showcase just how elemental to moviemaking a costume designer truly is. If you've seen both films - "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart - you know the plots are essentially the same: Each is true to the Brothers Grimm tale of beautiful damsel versus...
January 1, 2013 |
The fan base is howling. A star player is leaving. And some recruits are wavering. So as USC attempts to put its lost season behind and move forward, Coach Lane Kiffin said everything would be under review. The starting point is clear-cut. "You look at yourself first," Kiffin said after the Trojans' 21-7 Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech. Kiffin's self-examination will no doubt be aided with gusto by Athletic Director Pat Haden, who has steadfastly stood by the 37-year-old coach through a season of underachieving performances on the field and a public-relations nightmare off it. Kiffin, however, won't spend all of his time looking in the mirror.