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Lost Moon Radio's Parody of Ken Burns Gets Picked up by Slate

Lost Moon Radio’s Parody of Ken Burns Gets Picked up by Slate

One of our favorite companies here at the Lemon, Lost Moon Radio, did yet another funny little video parody, this time of of master documentarian Ken Burns, and lo and behold that mighty mag Slate picked up on it. Oh, the wacky world of the webernets. Congrats folks! Here’s the viddie:

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

I was remiss in not including this in one of our COWs in August. I am rectifying that remissiveness (is that a word?(It is now!). When Ernest gets his dander up it’s awfully dandy to behold. Case in point, this lambasting  of a recent Matrix Theatre Production. Oof. IN A DARK DARK HOUSE Ernest Kearney […]

Critique of the Week - Runner Up

Critique of the Week – Runner Up

This one drips with context and pulses with Tony’s own personality through and through. Nice to see him back to his old ways. Some of his latest offerings have seemed a bit like throw-aways lately. Not this bad boy. RACE Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema A FLAT-FOOTED RACE In April 2014, lawyer and LA […]

The Friday Feature

The Friday Feature

Haven’t posted one of these in a while, but this is a pretty tasty trailer for what might be a pretty tasty show. Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, opening this weekend.

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

Some more “hurtful” and “biased” criticism from Tony the Frank, from that “nasty” and “vicious” review site, Stage and Cinema. And yeah, this is an LA born and bred show, folks. It garners the top COW this week. Moo. ONE IN THE CHAMBER Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema ONE IN A MILLION Rabid theatergoers who […]

Critique of the Week - Runner Up

Critique of the Week – Runner Up

The next in the triad of this week’s COWs from Stage and Cinema. Tony the Frank enjoying a show, almost by surprise. This one is a bit sleight – as far as Tony the Frank offerings go – but well executed nonetheless. TRYING Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema NOT AS TRYING AS IT COULD HAVE […]

Critique of the Week - Runner Runner Up

Critique of the Week – Runner Runner Up

This week’s COWs all come from that “hurtful” review site, Stage and Cinema, featuring those “biased” critics Jason Rohrer and Tony Frankel, and the reasoning for that is that each one is not only a glowing (see “not hurtful”) review of the show in question, but also a meticulously considered and richly delivered appraisal of the show […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

What the hell is a “representative outing”? What does that mean? What am I supposed to glean from that phrase? Maybe you can sort it out, LemonHeads, but for me, this is yet again a “representative outing” from the Duke of Diplomacy, David St. Nichols, over at the LA Times, who seems to endlessly obfuscate […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

I missed this gem from the incomparable Bill Raden from a while back cuz I was out of town. Well it’s still good. There are few writers who can say so much so well in such a short amount of time as Bill Raden. This is an example. WE WILL ROCK YOU Bill Raden – […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

First review I’ve read by this guy Rich Kane of the OC Weekly. After reading, you may become a fan too. IN THE HEIGHTS Rich Kane – OC Weekly Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs. A negative mind will never give you a positive life. Let the past make […]

The Saturday Saying

The Saturday Saying

“Jonathan Tolins’ “Buyer & Cellar” has a few good (albeit snide) laughs in its fictional account of a struggling LA actor (Michael Urie) who’s hired by Barbra Streisand to operate a “shopping mall” in her Malibu home’s basement. But it’s truly depressing to think that this is CTG’s current idea of what passes for an […]

Latest Born Ready Podcast: A Shakespeare Battle Royale

Latest Born Ready Podcast: A Shakespeare Battle Royale

More high-brow hi-jinx from the boys in SF. Here’s the lead in: Welcome to the eighth episode of BORN READY, our Shakespeare Battle Royal featuring Shakespearean director and general expert Steve Boyle. Inspired by Ira Glass’ tweet that “Shakespeare sucks.” And the (inevitable) subsequent freakout that happened online, we get into how and why Shakespeare’s […]

Watch the Bitter Lemons' Critics Panel from the Hollywood Fringe

Watch the Bitter Lemons’ Critics Panel from the Hollywood Fringe

  Here it is. Finally! It’s a bit long, but very entertaining and informative, and if you can’t digest it all at once it’s worth checking out in segments. Many thanks to Leon Shanglebee and Christian Levatino for putting together the viddie, Matthew Quinn for opening up Theatre Asylum for our event and of course […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

Ernest really likes this play. And when Ernest really likes something, this happens. THE BROTHERS SIZE Ernest Kearney – Working Author In describing his play “The Brothers Size”, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney affirms, “Ritual is not new…. The ritual onstage is taking these very old stories, archetypes, myths, and even rumors…. Hoping to create evenings […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

Been quite a while since I posted a Critique of the Week (COW) and figured I’d get back in the swing of things by highlighting this absolute thrashing of the latest Ahmanson regurgitation as written by the lovely and talented Katie Buenneke. She will, she will, sock you. Enjoy. WE WILL ROCK YOU Katie Buenneke […]

Just because...

Just because…

This is what I love most about the Digital Age. That we can do things like this. The guy who starts this video, the guy on the guitar who starts this thing, I used to listen to him play on the Red line on the West side of New York back in the early 90′s. […]

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #18: "The Conduct of Life"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #18: “The Conduct of Life”

And our eighteenth and final submission for the Trailer Park Award: The Conduct of Life:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #17: "Vengeance Can Wait"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #17: “Vengeance Can Wait”

And our seventeenth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Vengeance Can Wait:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #16: "Happy and Gay"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #16: “Happy and Gay”

And our sixteenth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Happy and Gay:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #15: "Open Mike"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #15: “Open Mike”

And the fifteenth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Open Mike:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #14: "The Pens Shall Have Their Day"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #14: “The Pens Shall Have Their Day”

And our fourteenth submission for the Trailer Park Award: The Pens Shall Have Their Day:

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy   Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej Guests Enci is a proud Mother of 2 1/2 year old Sydney, she is an Artist and the publisher of Bitter Lemons, […]

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #13: "Total Novice"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #13: “Total Novice”

And our thirteenth submission for the Trailer Park Award: Total Novice:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #12: "In Food Empire"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #12: “In Food Empire”

And here is the twelfth submission for our Trailer Park Award: In Food Empire:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #11: "The Navigator"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #11: “The Navigator”

And the eleventh submission for the Trailer Park Award: The Navigator:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #10: "Rock and Roll's Greatest Lovers"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #10: “Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers”

And the tenth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #9: "Friends Like These"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #9: “Friends Like These”

And the ninth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Friends Like These:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #8: "Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #8: “Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards”

And the eighth submission for our Trailer Park Award: Denim on Denim II: Roadhouse of Cards:

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #7: "Fancy: Secrets from My BootyDoir"

Trailer Park Award Submissions: Video #7: “Fancy: Secrets from My BootyDoir”

And the seventh entry for the Trailer Park Award: Fancy: Secrets from my BootyDoir:

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3

TEEN PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 3 The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy Host Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej Guests Kristine Ngo, is an incoming first-year at UCLA and an alumna of CTG’s Student Ambassador program.  A self-proclaimed pun enthusiast, she likes […]