Nov 28, 2005
Catching up with the indispensible LA Observed blog, which reported over the weekend that theater writer Don Shirley is rumored to be among those soon to depart the LA Times. Does that make the Weekly's two Stevens (Leigh Morris and Mikulan) the only local observers with a background covering the scene for more than a decade? Institutional memory takes another hit.
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 9:15 AM
Nov 23, 2005
These two wildly diverging reviews, by the NY Times' A.O. Scott and the LA Times' Carina Chocano, make fine back-to-back reading. Can't wait to hear more arguments like this—and it's not just because I find myself more in Scott's camp that I wonder whether the outrage Chocano showers on the film is wisely spent. (Her colleague, the hot air generator Kenneth Turan, prasies Syriana in exactly the sort of terms that make me want to look for a scathing takedown, as much as I look forward to the film.)
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 7:26 AM
Nov 21, 2005
A peculiar and rough-hewn evening at this premiere English translation of a Yiddish play, but I did have a better time than at Woman in White.
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 7:49 AM