Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

    Joseph Cornell is one of the most famous yet enigmatic characters in twentieth-century American art. A leading exponent of collage and assemblage, and a connoisseur of an astonishing range of subjects, including astronomical charts and geographical maps, Old Master paintings, literature and poetry, theatre and ballet,  ...

The Third Man (1949)

    You can now see that fabulous post-war international noir classic, “The Third Man” (1949) in fully restored 4k (4,000 + pixels) resolution. And Graham Green’s meticulous writing, Carol Reed’s innovative directing, Joseph Cotten’s and Orson Welles’ fine acting, Robert Krasker’s Oscar-winning black and white cinematography and  ...

Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn had an extraordinary life, from her childhood as a ballerina, to her first taste of the theatre spotlight and becoming a Hollywood star. She became such an iconic figure that fashion designers were lining themselves up just so she could wear their clothes. Yet,  ...

Twelfth Night, San Diego

“I've noticed a tendency for this program to get rather silly. Now, I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm not having things getting silly.” — "Monty Python’s" Graham Chapman as the Colonel We often laud Shakespeare for his intense drama, bitter conflicts and deep thoughts,  ...

Bad Jews, LA

"Oy, such a shreier," my immigrant grandfather would have said of Daphna Feygenbaum (Molly Ephraim), the lead in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Bad Jews.' "Vy vould you vant to spend the evening listening to such a voman?" Good question, Grandpa. Here is the setup: Poppy, grandfather of Daphna,  ...

Moby Dick, Chicago

  Lookingglass Theatre’s new production of “Moby Dick” gives a modern infusion of energy and fluidity to Herman Melville’s 19th century whaling tale. The sprawling 700-page novel is smartly encapsulated into a two-and-three-quarter hour play without losing any of its sense of awe and terror at the power of  ...

Shoes: Pleasure & Pain, London

When we put on a brand new pair of shoes “we have pleasure, but suffer a little bit of pain” says Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) curator Helen Persson on the opening of her unique exhibition, Pleasure and Pain. The exhibition showcases 2000 years of footwear through 250  ...

The Brink, HBO

      This terrific new ten-part HBO series, part dark comedy, part cautionary tale, explores a geopolitical world crisis through the eyes of three unlikely men, whose streaks of bravery and immaturity may control “the fate of the world as we know it.”    ...