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‘Birdman’ Costume and Production Designers Talk About Creating the Film’s Look

Posted October 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Birdman, from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, a movie star struggling to be appreciated as director and writer of a Broadway play and to escape the shadow of his former role as an iconic super hero. It’s a theme that is familiar both in real life and on the silver screen, but one of the things that makes this movie far more powerful than a typical Hollywood mid-life …

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Photographer Documents the Cast-off Sofas and Mattresses of LA

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Have you ever been on a sofa safari? DnA’s Caroline Chamberlain joined L.A.-based assistant director and photographer Andrew Ward on a recent Saturday morning to hunt down our city’s abandoned sofas and mattresses. It’s part of a photo project he calls “Sofas of LA” (with the sister project Mattresses of LA).
For three hours we toured Highland Park and Silver Lake and found sofas of all …

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In ‘Transparent’ the Characters and Houses Have Complex Identities

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Warning, Spoilers below!
The new dramatic comedy series Transparent from Amazon Studios written and directed by Jill Soloway has received widespread acclaim for its portrayal of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), a transgender woman, as she comes out to her family and grapples with the aftermath of her revelation. The show is largely about coming to terms with one’s identity, one that is both new and familiar at …

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Los Angeles, The City, Has 3.5 Stars on Yelp

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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“Your Souls, Like Your City, Are 95% Concrete”
Los Angeles is a city that rarely gets lukewarm reception. People love it or they hate it, and there’s perhaps no place where this is more evident than on the City of Los Angeles’s Yelp page. Yes, apparently entire cities, like your local coffee shop, or the Italian place down the street can be summed up and picked apart by a …

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CityLab 2014: Should You Grow Old in Cities?

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Growing old in the 21st century city isn’t easy.

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