Patti Smith Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. The Wiltern Since the 1978 release of her landmark album Easter, Patti Smith has exhibited photography, published poetry and released a highly acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. On Friday night, though, the multi-talented Smith puts on her (wide-brimmed) musician hat once more for a performance of her latest […]

Wild Things has indie cred, not nostalgia

Saying this won’t halt any productions, but I wish Hollywood would stop co-opting my childhood to turn a profit. Coming soon to a theater near you is a slate of board game and action figure-based movies inspired by the success of Transformers and G.I. Joe — which if you haven’t heard about, gaze ye upon […]

An open letter to Wild Thing: I think I love you

Dear Wild Thing, In commemoration of the movie release of Where the Wild Things Are this Friday, I am writing you a love letter. I’m not sure if you can read this — is it discriminatory of me to think that a Wild Thing lacks literacy? — but I wanted you to know that despite […]