Mark McDermott

Let loose the horses

Indie supergroup The Rescues play Saint Rocke Tuesday night.

 Mark McDermott

Indie supergroup The Rescues play Saint Rocke March 9

 Mark McDermott

Flowers and feathers

Designers Bill McCrea and Gemma Del Rio create art you can wear, weaved from the lives they have led.

 Easy Reader Staff

Earthquake beach – When will the Big One strike here?

As massive earthquakes strike Haiti and Chile, and cautious officials issue tsunami advisories even on our own local shores, the question resurfaces: When will the Big One strike here? Top seismologists warn that a great quake, one measuring 7.5 or greater on the Richter scale, is sure to one day shake Southern California with a […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Tracey Weiss challenges viewers to confront assumptions about art

“It’s kind of ironic,” says Tracey Weiss. “I started as a painter, I discovered ceramics, and now I make ceramic sculptures of paintings. I’ve come full-circle.” This is going to sound a little confusing at first, but bear with me. There’s a big payoff at the end. “I’m letting ceramics pose as paintings so they’re […]

 Kevin Cody

Theater review: “Lobby Hero”

“And so William confides to Jeff that his brother has been arrested for a heinous crime. He may be innocent, but probably isn’t. We never doubt that William is a person of strong moral fiber, who is prepared to see the chips fall where they may and justice run its course – until something convinces him that his brother will not receive a fair trial. All he has to do is provide an alibi for where his brother was that evening…”

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Theater review: “Bark! The Musical!”

If you gathered up all of the musicals that the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities has produced during its almost 20 years, and you put them into one great big pile, “Bark! The Musical!” would be the runt of the litter. All bark; no bite. There isn’t a story or plot, but rather […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Three moms open independent Manhattan Beach book shop

Once upon a time, in a land of corporate chain bookstores, three moms decided to open a small, independent book shop in the heart of Manhattan Beach.

They set out to cut through the two-story, espresso-vending, discount-driven nature of the “Big Box” stores, and return to a way of book selling that they believed had gotten lost.[Read More]