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Lenika Cruz


July 30, 2012 12:19 a.m.

Movie Review: "Dark Horse"

Anyone looking for an easy, quirky, indie dramedy should stay away from “Dark Horse” and go re-watch “(500) Days of Summer.”

By Lenika Cruz


July 8, 2012 12:43 p.m.

Album Review: "Swing Lo Magellan" by the Dirty Projectors

Generally characterized along the lines of indie or experimental, Dirty Projectors has released albums time and time again that keep its genre hazy. Ecstatic, mostly difficult-to-hum-along-to polyphonies are the band’s home turf.

Dirty Projectors’ newest album “Swing Lo Magellan” is maddeningly catchy and weird, boasting more funky thrummings (as in the wonderful track “Gun Has No Trigger”) and intimate songwriting (but no fewer vocal harmonies) than 2009’s “Bitte Orca.” But it is also one of the band’s more listenable ““ aka more pop-sounding ““ records yet.

By Lenika Cruz


April 9, 2012 11:36 p.m.

Getty Museum displays works by famed photographer Herb Ritts in new exhibit

The Getty Museum’s new exhibition, “Herb Ritts: L.A. Style,” offers a thoughtfully curated and extensive survey of Ritts’ work from 1984 to his death from HIV complications in 2002. During this time he shot more than 200 magazine covers for publications including Vogue, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, and photographed celebrities ranging from Naomi Campbell, John Paul Gaultier and Elizabeth Taylor to Johnny Depp, Britney Spears and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. He is also known for his nudes and photos that incorporate the symbolic and subtle beauties of the natural landscape.

By Lenika Cruz

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