Past Stories
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From Paris to P32

A journey that real estate developer Howard Spunt began three years ago in Europe has culminated with a new Santa Monica ‘art lounge’ By Michael Aushenker                    ...


SweetTalk

And baby makes three

Pop duo Sweet Talk Radio, learning how to raise a child together and still make music, make a long-awaited return to WitZend on Saturday By Bliss Bowen Living the creative life becomes infinitely more complicated when you deci...


Thornton

A not-so-simple plan

Billy Bob Thornton shares the story of his rise from abused child to Oscar-winning writer and movie star with students at LMU’s School of Film and Television By Michael Aushenker If Billy Bob Thornton were an animal, he’d s...



‘Into the Abyss’ with Werner Herzog

The filmmaker talks about his documentary on capital punishment’s emotional toll during a special screening in Santa Monica By Michael Aushenker As the camera pans across rows of anonymous-looking headstones in heartland Texa...


18 turns 25

Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center throws itself a 25th birthday bash to help fund affordable housing and studio space for emerging artists By Michael Aushenker They say 40 is the new 30. This weekend in Santa Monica, you...


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Santa Monica Airport Revisited

A USC landscape architecture program pop-up exhibit at Bergamot Station explores potential new uses for the city’s most controversial real estate By Michael Aushenker Court battles, competing city ballot measures — there...



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Jealousy, bigotry, betrayal and war

Contemporary costume and casting choices help drive home the timeless themes of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ By Shanee Edwards A war in the Middle East waged by the world’s strongest, wealthiest army sounds like a plot pluck...


Peter Shire’s modern interpretation of an ancient Greek vase
Photo by Monica Nouwens

Paying homage to Homer

LMU and Otis collaborate with the Westchester-Loyola Village Library By Michael Aushenker How do you top “Moby Dick”? For the sequel to last year’s citywide celebration of that classic of American literature, the Los Ange...


Kids made friends with reptiles during last year’s Mar Vista Community Fall Festival
Photo by Roy Persinko

Festivals mark the arrival of Fall

By Michael Aushenker New TV shows and ubiquitous pumpkin products notwithstanding, a sure sign of autumn’s arrival can be found in your own backyard this weekend, when Mar Vista and Del Rey hold their annual fall festivals at...



Ken Chen, Alexis Wong, Kurt Spencer and Joel Korpi are raising funds to help war refugees

‘Art Plus Music’ equals international relief

Venice fundraiser benefits civilians caught in the crossfire in Iraq and Syria By Michael Aushenker Ken Chen lives in Venice and Joel Korpi is from Austin, so it’s only fitting that Big Red Sun is the venue for the DJs’&hel...






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