June 14, 2010
POP MUSIC An Evening With Dr. John A fixture in the New Orleans music scene since the late 1950s, Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, will discuss his storied career and the importance of preserving the music and culture of the Crescent City. A question-and-answer session and a performance with his band, the Lower 911, will follow. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $25. (213) 765-6800. http://www.grammymuseum.org Chief Santa Monica's not the indie rock hotbed that more easterly climes in L.A. have become, but this quartet's brand of woozy canyon rock could change that.
September 24, 2009 |
This very modern romance between a poet and a young fashionista is also a period piece respectful of its 19th century roots -- a neat trick director Jane Campion has managed with something close to perfection. This lush romantic drama puts its filmmaker's talents in sharp relief while it showcases the remarkable trio at the heart of this tale: Ben Whishaw as John Keats, the poet who would be dead by 25; Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne, the feisty fashion-centric girl next door; and lastly, the wonderful Paul Schneider as Keats' best friend, Charles Armitage Brown, whose attempts to derail the love affair were too little, too late.
August 26, 2008 |
When Welsh swimmer David Davies won a silver medal in the 10-kilometer open-water swim in Beijing, his first thought was not about book deals or product endorsements; all he wanted, he said as he left the water, was a guest spot on "Gavin & Stacey." He was referring to the award-winning British show that premieres on BBC America tonight. "Gavin & Stacey" is a very modern yet very old-fashioned sitcom about a sweet girl from Barry, Wales, who falls in love with a nice boy from Essex, England.
September 13, 2006 |
MARC JACOBS' runway shows are a form of theater that exists somewhere between style and culture. That's not to say he doesn't set trends -- he does, more than any other American designer. But he also distills the collective mood better than anyone else. And on the evening of Sept. 11, the message was love. He created a dreamy backdrop of rolling hills, and a grass-green runway was elevated over a pool of mint candies.
February 1, 2004 |
It isn't often that we can pinpoint a specific sentence in which a promising novel goes wrong, but James Howard Kunstler's "Maggie Darling" affords us just such an opportunity about halfway through the book.
February 15, 2000 |
Ever feel like you've stumbled into the Bizarro universe from the old Superman comics, where everything is backward--a place where people say "Goodbye" as they enter a room, and bad-guy Bizarro wants to kill Superman because he loves Superman? Bizarro seems to be running the show in terms of television's approach to romance and relationships, a genre that takes a sharp turn through a cracked mirror tonight, when Fox airs a special titled "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?"