Sunday, May 28

Quiet ‘Happened’ peeks at ’90s dating

Quiet ‘Happened’ peeks at ’90s dating Sundance Film Festival favorite succeeds with heartfelt, honest plot By Michael Horowitz Daily Bruin Senior Staff "What Happened Was" quietly presents itself as a funny, witty, romantic date movie. Read more...


Redgrave brings the personal onstage

Redgrave brings the personal onstage One-woman play mixes Shakespeare with own biography By John Mangum No matter how broad her experience as an actress becomes, Tony award-winning Lynn Redgrave always returns to Shakespeare. Read more...


Sebadoh has goods on ‘Bakesale’

Sebadoh has goods on ‘Bakesale’ Singer/songwriter Barlow follows classical tradition By Michael Tatum That Lou Barlow ­ he’s such a perfectionist. Barlow, co-front man of the indie-rock band Sebadoh, has in the past been the subject of much celebration in the rock press, and his band’s latest full length release, "Bakesale" (Sub Pop), has had the critics once again gushing with superlatives. Read more...


One-act puts twist on classic ’40s

One-act puts twist on classic ’40s Ingenious direction and comic acting make for appealing "Tangled Snarl" By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff Theater is at its best when it’s short, sweet and unbelievably funny. Read more...


Filmmaker finds unexpected ‘Sleep’

By Colburn Tseng Writer-director Rory Kelly slouches in a chair at the Westwood Marquis Hotel munching on cookies when he makes a surprising disclosure. The topic of conversation is the UCLA film school graduate’s employment history before directing his debut feature "Sleep With Me," which recently opened in New York and Los Angeles. Read more...


Suicidal Tendencies avoids the mainstream

By John Sabatini With a new album released in June and an enviable opening spot on Metallica’s U.S. arena tour, this has been a colossal summer for Suicidal Tendencies, the veteran Venice surfer metal/punk band which has been scaring parents and evangelists for years. Read more...


‘Bookworm’ works, wriggles to success

By Stephen Richardson As a budding young bookworm, Michael Silverblatt was attempting to wriggle away from reality, rather than toward enlightenment. But since 1989, he has hosted KCRW-FM’s "Bookworm," a weekly program in which he speaks with contemporary authors. Read more...