Events

Santa Monica walks examine preservation, change

By Emanuela Boisbouvier Daily Press Intern Locals are encouraged to put on their walking shoes in the coming weeks and participate in one of the Conservancy walks featuring Downtown Santa Monica. On Saturday, July 30, the Conservancy is partnering with the City of Santa Monica on a walking tour that will feed into a workshop about the... Read more →

Play Time

Make a date to see ‘Church and State’

Keep your eye on playwright Jason Odell Williams. If he keeps writing plays as extraordinary and impassioned as his latest play, “Church and State,” he may in time be hailed as this country's newest Eugene O'Neill. Ostensibly a play about gun control, “Church and State” broadens to include some of the most crucial issues Americans... Read more →

People

Searching for World War II veterans’ stories

By Camille De Beus Daily Press Intern Rishi Sharma is on a race. Specifically, he is on a race against time. Every day, about 430 American World War II Veterans die, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Every day, Sharma tries to beat time and save the veterans' stories by interviewing them for his organization, Heroes of the... Read more →

Travel

Expo Line tour: Volunteer opportunities at Expo/La Brea

Editor’s note: With the opening of the Expo Line’s extension to Santa Monica, locals have a new way to explore neighboring areas. The Daily Press will publish a weekly travelogue about what to eat, see and do near each of the stations along the Expo Line, continuing this week at the Expo/La Brea stop. For some, the Expo Line is a... Read more →

Culture Watch

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Ruskin Group Theatre

Starletta DuPois may be the only actress ever to have played all three female roles in the classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry. Then called “a Negro play,” it was the first play by an African American produced on Broadway. Staged in 1959, it starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Lou Gossett, Glynn... Read more →

Movie Reviews

‘Ghostbusters’ offers fresh take on 1984 classic

By Kathryn Whitney Boole It's unfortunate that this movie is called “Ghostbusters,” only because that forces us to refer to it as “the new Ghostbusters.” The original 1984 “Ghostbusters” is so iconic and was so groundbreaking for its time that to compare any movie to that one throws it in the shadow of greatness. However, don't... Read more →

Travel

Expo Line tour: Hidden gems at La Cienega/Jefferson

Editor’s note: With the opening of the Expo Line’s extension to Santa Monica, locals have a new way to explore neighboring areas. The Daily Press will publish a weekly travelogue about what to eat, see and do near each of the stations along the Expo Line, continuing this week at the La Cienega/Jefferson stop. When you live in a region as... Read more →

Culture Watch

A midsummer mix of culture, entertainment

This Saturday, July 16, internationally acclaimed photographer Penny Wolin gives an audiovisual lecture introducing an exhibit based on her newest book, “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry,” presented by Jewish Women's Theatre at The Braid Art and Performance Space. For the past 25 years, Wolin has paired... Read more →

Events

Your summer events guide for Marina del Rey

By Roberto Luna Jr. Daily Press Intern It’s a short trip to Marina del Rey, but the reward is big fun for the summer season. Marina del Rey visitors will be able to take a tour on a boat, buy dinner from a diverse array of food trucks and attend various attractions this summer. Travel by water The Los Angeles County Department of... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Blake Lively gives depth to ‘The Shallows’

By Kathryn Whitney Boole “The Shallows” is the ubiquitous summer shark movie. However, it is very much worth seeing for many other reasons. If you can forgive the requisite foreshadowing “shark point-of-view” shots covered by ominous music, this is a beautiful film and Blake Lively does a fine job of carrying it, mostly alone on... Read more →