American photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer (1922-1992) expanded the genre of male physique photography.
Female super heroes in both home video, “Captain Marvel,” and “Dark Phoenix” in theaters. But the animated characters appearing in “Secret Life of Dogs 2” in theaters are the most fun.
Julianne Moore shines in home video in the small “Gloria Bell” while in theaters, “Rocketman” sets things on fire with a superb take on the life of the great Elton John.
A small group of friends, mostly working from studios connected to their homes, started the Mid-City Art Studio Tour in 2003. This year's tours will include individual studios, artist co-ops and two galleries, Chez Shaw and Greenly Art Space.
The new “Aladdin” in theaters is disappointing, but “Booksmart” is a brilliant directing debut from Olivia Wilde. A run-of-the-mill horror film, “Greta,” is in home video.
In 1965, a Cal State Long Beach professor teamed up with an Israeli artist to organize a symposium that paired artists with industry to create a series of monumental pieces that would reside on the university's campus.
It was in his seventh grade class that playwright August Wilson found history was one of his favorite subjects. His fascination with events prior to 1957 would lead him to, in his words, “ ...to restore the black experience to a primary role, to create in essence a world in which the black A…
Rambunctious Rebel Wilson rips up the rom-com genre in “Isn’t It Romantic” in home video and there’s something for all tastes in theaters with the action-packed “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” dogs and tears in “A Dog’s Purpose” and young adult romance in “The Sun is Also A Star.”
Arthur Miller’s “The Price” was written in 1968 as a reaction not only to the Vietnam War, but in response to the absurdist theatre movement that was taking Broadway by storm at the time.
The Long Beach Unified District High School Juried Exhibition, “Food for Thought,” is exciting, energizing and on display at the Long Beach Museum of Art through May 26.
The adult romantic comedy makes a delightful appearance in theaters this week with “Long Shot” and it’s a weak week in home video even with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in “Everybody Knows.”
Mothers are the focus in two theatrical releases this week. “Breakthrough” is the story of one mother’s uncompromising faith and another mother fights supernatural evil in “Curse of La Llorona.”
If you’ve already watched “Game of Thrones” this week, “Missing Link” starring an animated Sasquatch is lots fun in theaters and “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a delightful surprise in home video.
A new superhero in theaters with “Shazam” and in home video, “On the Basis of Sex” tells the story of a real-life hero, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Plastic Seal, currently residing on a stretch of lawn at the Long Beach Museum of Art’s outdoor campus, was created by the artist known as Bardalo II as part of the Big Trash Animal series, with installations across the United States.
"I consider my past immoral, unethical and illegal. It is something I am not proud of. I am proud that I have been able to turn my life around and in the past 25 years (I have) helped my government ... deal with the problems of white collar crime and fraud." —Frank Abignale Jr. in his autobi…
One of the cinema’s iconic characters gets an update in “Dumbo,” from Tim Burton. Clint Eastwood and Christian Bale play real life characters as a drug smuggler and Vice President Dick Cheney, respectively.
Lauren Gunderson’s "The Revolutionists" is a play about a playwright writing a play. It is sometimes historic, sometimes fictional and totally engrossing — and is the latest Cal Rep production at Cal State Long Beach.
Gráfica América, currently showing at the Museum of Latin American Art, is a collection of art works created print shops, publishing houses and artist collectives throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Walk into the Ocean View Gallery, upstairs at Long Beach Museum of Art’s Hartman Pavilion, for the view of the Port of Long Beach. Look out the gallery’s ceiling-to-floor windows to view real-time port activity.
California Repertory Company, Cal State Long Beach’s graduate theater company, presents the new play "A Live Mixtape" written by CSULB alumna Tahirih Moeller. Moeller is a Long Beach native and student of the award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey.
The Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is in home video along with the great “Mary Poppins Returns.” In theaters, “Wonder Land” is a much less successful animated feature than “Spider-Man.”
Over the years, La Huella Múltiple has brought together the best graphic works produced in Cuba. Beyond traditional printmaking, the artists incorporate photography, performance, installations and other media with their print production.
The new “Captain Marvel” is entertaining in theaters, but the smaller true story of man going to the moon in “Apollo 11” is much more involving. And movies seeking to be franchises stumble in home video.
Viewing the Ware Art Collection reminds us that turbulent U.S.-Asian diplomatic relations seems to be an ongoing event. The Ware Asian art collection is on display at the Long Beach City College Foundation building.
William Shakespeare's "Othello" is thought to have been written in 1603, having been inspired by Cinthios's "A Moorish Captain." The two main characters are Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his scheming ensign, Iago. Given its lasting themes of love, jealousy and racism, "…
At the next Long Beach Symphony concert, this Saturday night at the Terrace Theater, music director Eckart Preu takes us to the frozen north, with music from Finland, Iceland and Russia, and along the way explores some edges of the contemporary musical landscape.
“Green Book,” this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, is in home video this week. Both movies in theaters this week are for fans only: “Fighting for the Family” and “Greta.”
In 2006, Roger Bean opened "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at the El Portal Theatre and the show took on a life that the author couldn't have imagined. It received the 2007 Los Angeles Ovation Award for best musical and eventually to an off Broadway run.
It’s a good week for animation with “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in home video and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in theaters. And my Academy Awards wrap-up is at the end of this column.