Eric Howard studied poetry with Robert Mezey and Karen Swenson at the Claremont Colleges before working as a substitute junior high school, high school, and college teacher while living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. He later obtained a master’s degree in English from California State University while studying prosody with Henri Coulette.... Read more →
Taliban Beach Party by Eric Howard Paperback: 108 pages Publisher: Turtle Point Press (April 11, 2017) ISBN-10: 1933527897 $16 Errant love gods rule the hood in this iconic collection of poems; rooted in the urban dreamscapes of Los Angeles. Eric Howard writes like William Carlos Williams, reincarnated as Johnny Depp, doing a gig as... Read more →
Contemporary ballet in East L.A.; Balinese dance in Westwood; new works and 30 troupes in Santa Monica; Mexican folkloric in Hollywood, the end of NOW, a start up showcase and high rise ballet downtown, and more SoCal dance this week. 5. The last of 2017 NOW A known incubator for cutting edge dance and other... Read more →
It’s August and it’s hot. A time when typically many people vacate to halcyon destinations rare or unknown, and yet I do hope a few of you readers are lingering… As we sashay through the final heat of summer and ramp up to receive submissions for Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival Round Two 2017,... Read more →
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Ahmanson Theatre invites such an abundance of thoughts that it is hard to know where to begin. So the only thing to do is dive in. It is an unusual whodunit based on the best-selling first-person novel by Mark Haddon and adapted for the... Read more →
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Two exhibitions at The Getty. Photographs, Opening, July 17, 2017, The Getty. David David Hockney, is one of the pre-eminent artists of our day. Although “Pop Art” is generally considered to have been an American art movement of the 1960s, Hockney, who is British, is considered to be one of its most versatile and prolific... Read more →
Editor’s Note: Khadijah McCaskill is one of my greatest students over the last decade. She was such an advanced writer that she was the Head Editor of the School Newspaper at View Park Accelerated Charter High School as a high school sophomore. I taught her at View Park in her 11th and 12th grade years... Read more →
Bruce Norris’ A Parallelogram, now at Second Stage Theater after productions at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum, certainly has a flashy gimmick which director Michael Greif employs with just the right touch of subtle spectacle in his crisp staging. Through means of a device resembling a TV remote, the central... Read more →
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