Notes from Arden
“The on-the-ground situations and positions are now so bizarre, the only reliable conclusion to be had is that we live in post-truth era, where nothing is what it seems. Everybody is wrong, and everybody is right. (I hope that’s a helpful conclusion.)” — Steven Leigh Morris
FRINGE RAW: “Do You: Migration of the Monarchs”, “Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale”, and “Pagliaccis”
Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
Got It Covered
“A few days after the ad was posted, Rivera’s casting director Raul Clayton Staggs and Rivera received a letter from a mysterious address Equityworksla@yahoo.com, which, at the bottom of the letter and in small font, stated, “We are in no way authorized to represent AEA and this notification has not been approved or authorized by AEA. We are concerned, professional members of the L.A. Theatre community and we are in support of their efforts.” –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
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“I found Dirt to be a moving contemplation of the intersections of science and philosophy, full of concrete human details that heighten one’s sense of our implication in the natural world beyond our own egocentrism.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
On Friday, ESPN announced the dismantling of its popular sports and culture site “Grantland,” eliciting shock and disappointment on the web. The move comes a few weeks after ESPN cut 300 jobs, reportedly to make up lost cable subscription revenue. It is, unfortunately, only the latest sobering development to challenge the financial viability of arts coverage. BY JENNY LOWER.