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Peter Fetterman’s “The Fashion Show” Works the Gallery Like a Runway

As Fashion Week plots its return to L.A. with renewed vigor and splashier spectacle, seeking to find the right balance of edge and breeziness that …

Fashion Shows

Welcome Back Matt Johnson and The The — It's Been Far Too Long

“[I was] very comfortable, surprisingly,” Johnson says. “We did some warm-ups — a couple in Nottingham and one in Leeds. Then we headlined a festival …

New Albums

The Two Bit Circus Is in Town, and Gaming May Never Be the Same

Two Bit Circus<p>Lina Lecaro<p>Two Bit hosted several media tours in the weeks before it opened; we attended one of the later ones, when construction was …

Live Review: Beyoncé Bewitches the Rose Bowl

Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup<p>Similarly, the duo has only so many songs that feature them both, so aside from some new tracks from their joint</i> …

Rose Bowl

Rock-Climbing Doc Free Solo Thrills and Terrifies

I gasped five times during E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's no-gear mountain-climbing study, <i>Free Solo</i>. For one minutes-long stretch near the end, …

The Irrepressible Science Fair Charms and Pleases — but What About the Science?

It’s comic, at times, how little science there is in <i>Science Fair</i>, Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster’s breezily compelling documentary about high …

Sex, Fashion & Disco Is a Delicious, Ultra-Chic Cultural Romp

Jessica Lange by Antonio Lopez, 1971<p>© The Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, 2012.<p>Less of an academic documentary film and more of a yearbook …

Karl Lagerfeld

6 Alternative L.A. Style Makers to Watch

<i>See Metz's designs on the runway at L.A. Fashion Week at the Peterson Auto Museum on Sunday, Oct. 7, and check out more of his work at</i> …

Fashion Week

13 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

<b>Pushing Boundaries</b><p>Choreographers Rayven Armijo and Paola Escobar each head their own companies but join forces to cross urban borderlines for <b>Dual</b> …

Santa Monica

6 Spots to Get a Damn Fine Cup of Joe

<b>Verve</b><p>Verve’s two L.A. locations are light-filled and welcoming. Beans are roasted at Verve's Santa Cruz headquarters and sent to the L.A. locations, …

Culver City

The Sisters Brothers Upends the Masculine Codes of the Western

The Western may be a uniquely American film tradition, but the genre has often been at its best in the hands of foreign directors who examine that …

The Sisters Brothers

10 of the Best Heavy Metal Songs About Beer

With tickets on sale now and anticipation among metal fans and beer fans being stirred, we feel that now is an appropriate time to take a trip down …

Heavy Metal

12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week

<b>THE STUDY</b><p>Savannah Pope doesn't just put on a show — she puts on a full-fledged, full-blown theatrical spectacle. The local singer treats her own body …

Death Metal

Keira Knightley’s Colette Storms Paris and All the Rules of Sexuality

Art imitates life imitating art based on life in Wash Westmoreland’s bustling <i>Colette</i>, a Belle Époque dish of scandal, style and eventual liberation. …

Keira Knightley

R3hab Is Riding the Wave

<i>The Wave</i> invites and blends artists from all genres, including Conor Maynard, Jocelyn Alice, Olivia Holt, Lia Marie Johnson, Krewella and Kaela …

Dance Music

Ach du Lieber! It’s Time to Celebrate Oktoberfest

The Fields L.A.<p>Aliza J. Sokolow<p>On Saturday, Sept. 29, <b>The Fields</b> downtown is offering an all-day family celebration on the rooftop terrace, featuring …

Oktoberfest

Bohemian Society’s Victor Wilde: An Artist Manifests at L.A. Fashion Week

A certain cinematic aspect to Wilde's approach is readily apparent, and not accidental. Although his talent for fashion surfaced early, his childhood …

Fashion Week

Love, Gilda Lets Gilda Radner Speak for Herself

The only advice I have to offer for getting through this life is this: When it all’s gone sour, go to YouTube and type “Gilda Radner talk dirty to …

Gilda Radner

Fashion Kills: How to Be Fearless in the Modern Age

The idea of gender — like fashion itself — is always changing and ever evolving. It wasn't so long ago that it was considered socially unacceptable …

Transgender

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Napalm, Claude Lanzmann's Final Film

<i>Napalm</i><p>Paname Distribution<p><b>Monday, Sept. 24</b><p><b>Napalm</b>, Claude Lanzmann's new documentary, chronicles the director's return to North Korea after a 60-year …

Korean War

Fire Tiger Want a Return to the "Go Big or Go Home" '80s

“It can say a lot about a person right off the bat,” she says. “I love bleaching my hair, shaping it into kind of a mullet with a lot of layers. I …

Los Angeles

In Life Itself, Women Have to Die So Men Can Learn We’re All Connected

There’s an old habit among actors reading a new script: Search for your character’s name and peruse only that part. But if ever there were a vivid …

Olivia Wilde

How Venus Prototype's Bizarre Fetish Couture Brought Underground Fashion to the Mainstream

How latex, a fetish-fashion staple, has come to be a go-to for mainstream awards-show garb and paparazzi-ready nights on the town is debatable, but …

Fashion Shows

Culver City Looks to Repurpose Motels as Affordable Housing

Vice mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells said the housing crisis is at such a point that both homeless shelters and affordable housing are needed.<p>“We’re …

Culver City

Feast Like a Fashionista for L.A. Fashion Week

<b>Javier's Century City:</b> The upscale, multiregional Mexican restaurant on the ground level of the Westfield Mall in Century City is dotted with …

Dining Rooms

A Venice Gallery Show Highlights the History and Practice of Street Photography

West Adams bastion of independent art and curation MuzeuMM hosts a far-ranging group show this month, taking a laid-back yet academic approach to the …

Street Photography

Happiness Is a Warm Drag

If you close your eyes while listening to such sludgy blues-trash opuses as “Cave Crawl” and the shadowy punk psychedelia of “No Body,” Warm Drag …

New Albums

Are the Myths and Cliches About L.A. True or Not?

This vibrant, full-color, 168-page guide to what L.A. is "not" features what they call "spotlights" on L.A. culture — mostly graphics-driven …

Los Angeles

RJ to Unleash Mixtape With Joe Moses

<b>L.A. WEEKLY: Beyond the music, what does being from L.A. mean to you?</b><p><b>RJ:</b> Growing up in L.A. was like every typical other n***a. Every typical black …

Los Angeles

Clark Hulings Fund Offers Free Online Career-Building Fellowship for Artists

Students meet with a variety of art experts and with their fellow course-takers a few times a month, in person or in online video groups depending on …

Los Angeles