Editor’s Blog

Patrick Stewart: The Lucky Knight

Patrick Stewart, globally famous for his roles in TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Marvel’s X-Men movie series, took a seat on the Mayer Theatre stage Nov. 1 and gave SFTV students a career retrospective. He was interviewed by…

The Man Who Gave and Went

Last night in Portland, Oregon, a memorial service was held for Brian Doyle, an award-winning writer of essays and fiction who was editor of  Portland Magazine, published by the University of Portland. Brian died this past May from a brain tumor….

Acting and Thinking

Life on the LMU campus during the months of June, July and August often matches what I imagine European summers to be: cities that have been vacated by their citizens who have gone off to breezy, pleasanter climes. It’s quiet…

The Lauridsen Celebration

Twenty years ago, Morten Lauridsen premiered his “Lux Aeterna,” a choral piece that was performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Paul Salamunovich, who was also professor and director of choral activities at LMU. The event…

Exit Lighting

Los Angeles may appear to be rich soil for the Seven Deadly Sins. But if you look closely, you’ll find their opposites around the City of Angels.

A Ballade in a Minor Key

One of the highlights of the academic year for me is a piano recital by Wojciech Kocyan. To hear some of the world’s great music performed live by a virtuoso is a rare opportunity and gift. Kocyan gave another of…

Hot Air

The winter onset of Santa Ana winds — hot air in December — reinforces the strangeness of Los Angeles. The Santa Anas have become threads in the city’s dystopian lore.

Prayer Time

The Muslim house of prayer closest to LMU is the King Fahad Mosque — about 5 miles away, 20 minutes by car. Drive north on Lincoln, turn right on W. Washington until you get to the intersection with Huron Ave.

King Tuna

Hollywood, freeways, the aerospace industry, the beach, the mountains, Olvera Street and the Dodgers — they all probably would be found on most people’s lists of iconic images of L.A. life.