Tag: LA Times

Invisible Art

Nothing to see here…….OR IS THERE? (The less mysterious spambait-looking version is: the Hayward Gallery has an exhibition on now of invisible art. I went and I liked it very much. Read all about it, including some thoughts from gallery…

Ballet Shoes

EN POINTE! from The Apiary on Vimeo. In the autumn, I had a chance to visit the workshop in East London where Freed make their ballet shoes. The tension between fashion and function, art and craft and high and lowbrow…

Jackie Evancho

Last Sunday I had a piece in the Times about crossover soprano Jackie Evancho. She’s difficult to write about for several reasons, not the least of which being that she’s a child. On the other hand, her parents have decided…

Stephen Merchant

“One of my great frustrations on the tour in England was I was always imagining that there would be gorgeous groupies hanging around outside but most of my groupies are middle-aged guys who work in computing. I shall be intrigued…

CBC Radio – from sea to sea to sea

A few weeks ago I had a piece in the LA Times talking about CBC Radio’s 75th anniversary, specifically how it serves as a uniting force in a country of geographical and cultural disparates. It’s 1928, and the Canadian government…

Update: Jackie Evancho

Last summer, Miss Mussel wrote a few pieces on the 10-year old America’s Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho. There was a bit of a brouhaha when she didn’t win the grand prize but considering that her 4-track Christmas EP went…

Songs of North Korea

Here’s a little preview of something Miss Mussel is working on for the LA paper. North Korea: wrong on pretty well every possible level but they sure write catchy tunes. Part Trololo Man, part Lawrence Welk overlaid by a large…