Sunday, April 30

Performers bleed for art

Performers bleed for art Burden delivers performance art innovative shot in the arm By Nisha Gopalan On Nov. 19, 1971 at 7:45 p.m., performance artist Chris Burden stood in anticipation while his friend, 15 feet away, shot him in his left arm with a .22-caliber rifle. Read more...


‘This is Halloween’

‘This is Halloween’ By Lael Loewenstein It’s Halloween again, and that means it’s time to rent last year’s feature smash, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. An astonishing combination of ghouls, effects and stop-motion technical wizardry, the recently-released video is the perfect Halloween treat. Read more...



Masochist Flanagan endures

Masochist Flanagan endures pain for the artistic pleasure By Nisha Gopalan "Sewn up and nailed to a two-by-four," reads the caption written by performance artist Bob Flanagan for a 1989 "Auto-erotic SM" performance. Read more...


Vibraphonist keys up old jazz sound

Vibraphonist keys up old jazz sound By John Mangum When people think of jazz instruments, they think of the trumpet, the saxophone and the piano. Way down there on the list the vibraphone eventually turns up. Read more...


No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain Broderick undergoes ‘torture’ to work with Hopkins in ‘Welville’ By Michael Horowitz Daily Bruin Senior Staff Matthew Broderick’s character Will Lightbody in The Road to Wellville is akin to James Caan’s author in Misery. Read more...


Good casting fails to salvage film’s plot

Good casting fails to salvage film’s plot Actors’ talents wasted in ‘Road’ to nowhere; coherent story absent The Road to Wellville Written and directed by Alan Parker Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, and Bridget Fonda The assembly of talent for The Road to Wellville is impressive, but you know what they say about Anthony Hopkins. Read more...