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From a theatergoer's point of view, "choices" are almost always more dramatically engaging than unchosen "orientations."
There is a lot to learn at the academy's costume exhibit in the old May Company on Wilshire, but after an hour I found myself seeking solace. There must be a way to create a more conducive environment.
Charles Champlin wore a lot of hats on the Los Angeles arts and entertainment journalism scene: LA Times arts editor, film critic, book critic, columnist, author, host of TV programs and more.
I'm reposting this Gary Leonard photo from 2011 of the artist Richard Duardo, who died Tuesday.
Tributes to the Los Angeles printmaker and artist Richard Duardo are filling my social feeds. Duardo has been referred to as the "Warhol of the West" for his prints of pop-culture icons.
Cane and Basket Supply Co. has been in business on Cochran Avenue off San Vicente since 1934.
The AFI Film Festival, AARP's Films for Grownups and Elevator Repair Service at the Redcat — it was a good week.
I have to thank LACMA Costume and Textiles curator Kaye Spilker for pointing me toward what turned out to be one of the most enjoyable experiences of my recent trip to the French and Spanish Basque country.
Shirley checks in on 'Zealot' at SCR, 'Pippin' at the Pantages, 'Big Fish' in Long Beach and 'Spring Awakening' from Deaf West Theatre.
I spent an enjoyable evening in Nixon's Oval office recently along with other Nixonphiles and -phobes like political writer Richard Reeves and KCRW's Warren Olney.

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The restaurant at Wilshire and Doheny has met a need through the years: open late, big menu, long counter and a few dishes to come back for. It also has an LA Observed connection.
The last chef of the year from Los Angeles was Wolfgang Puck back in 1998.
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