Sports
bryan-stow-2014-world series.jpg Stow welcomes the fans and kicks off the game with "play ball!" The Giants won 11-4 to even the series.

Museum-quality zombies

NHM Zombee presentation slide12 10-23-14 - Copy.JPG When the conversation turns to zombies, the buzz is all about bees.
Arts
lao-newchairsusethis.jpg The veteran A Noise Within actor talks with LA Observed about the joys and perils of performing in two plays at once, her favorite leading men and what happens when you start a show while sitting on a toilet.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

The Topanga barking and howling show

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez riffs on dogs, shifting family tenants in his house and why bible sellers are always in jeopardy at his front door.
Don Shirley

Encountering Encuentro

enriques-journey-ds.jpg I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
Veronica Street

Chapter 15. The Hallway

veronica.jpg He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Native Intelligence

Cutting remarks

SitStill salon sign4 10-22-14 - Copy.JPG Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
Fauna
lion-martinez-glendora.jpg Robert Martinez's camera above Glendora captures family of cougars in the daylight — followed by a night visitor.
News

Morning news and notes: Wednesday 10.22.14

laemmle-sm-rendering.jpg Mexican cartel kills anonymous woman tweeter. Ben Bradlee dies. A food editor returns to LA Times. Kuehl and Shriver don't like each other. Yosemite proposes $30 admission per car. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Crime

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Thumbnail image for daniele-watts-detained.jpg Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.

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Fauna observed
owl-in-yucca-vdt.jpgGreat horned owl perched in a yucca. Veronique de Turenne
Australian Ballet and more
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The Australian Ballet's recent visit reviewed, plus Mahler's Fifth by Dudamel and the LA Phil. Donna Perlmutter
Streetscape: East Hollywood
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Al Satterwhite's photos of Muhammad Ali
ali-satterwhite-secret.jpgDavid Davis talks with the photographer about shooting a key chapter in Ali's career and a Kickstarter campaign to put out a book. Interview


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