Author: The Argonaut

Westside Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 22 “Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words” Screening, 5:30 p.m. This PBS documentary explores pioneering Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong’s Hollywood career and her successful transition from silent films to “talkies” despite sexist and racist career constraints. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; colapublib.org “The Royal Tenenbaums” Screening, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three former child prodigies experience the highs and lows of adulthood. Events come to a head when their mother (Anjelica Huston) becomes engaged to a new love interest (Danny Glover) and her ex-husband (Gene Hackman) returns...

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On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Gold Digger: “Laugh” @ Loyola Marymount University LMU’s Department of Theatre Arts presents professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley’s comedic play on the mishaps of romance. When Mabel is left a fortune after a gold mining accident, she becomes the target of a calculated marriage scheme. But the hapless courtship that ensues reveals a shared love of silent films and a plan for something more between her and her paramour. Closing soon! Last shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22, 23 and 24) at LMU’s Strub Theatre in the Foley...

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The Advice Goddess

Haunting Accident I was dumped 10 months ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Now I barely do, but last night I dreamed I broke in to his apartment, found him in bed with this gorgeous girl and punched her in the face. Does this mean I’m not over him? — Wanna Start Dating Follow your dreams … and end up doing five to 10 in the pen for home invasion and assault! The widely believed myth that dreams are filled with meaningful symbolism is an unfortunate form of what I call Freud reflux — the “I Dream of...

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Sowing a Revolution

Urban ‘seed librarians’ fight for biodiversity as GMOs tighten their grip on agriculture By Bliss Bowen A revolution in nutrition is gathering momentum, locally and across the globe. Its weapon is seeds, and the Seed Library of Los Angeles — headquartered at The Learning Garden on the campus of Venice High School — is doing its part to arm the citizenry. As its name implies, a seed library is a place where members of the community can check out seeds, as opposed to books. The hope is that eventually these borrowers will return with seeds harvested from their own...

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