Jana J. Monji


Stories by Jana J. Monji

The Real World

‘Real Women Have Curves’ at the Pasadena Playhouse finds little has changed in 25 years

Author Jana J. Monji Date 09/17/2015
Perilous Obsession

‘Breathe’ (‘respire’) at Laemmle Playhouse 7 explores the darker sides of childhood friendships

Author Jana J. Monji Date 09/17/2015
History Afoot

Latino dance heritage takes center stage this fall

Author Jana J. Monji Date 09/03/2015
High Drama

Fall Features and Array of Original Stage Works and Speaking Events

Author Jana J. Monji Date 09/03/2015
Battle Road

Jackie Chan’s ‘Dragon Blade’ teams Chinese warriors with a lost Roman legion to save an empire’s economic lifeline

Author Jana J. Monji Date 09/03/2015
Speed & Spin

‘Top Spin,’ an inside look at world-class table tennis, screens at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Author Jana J. Monji Date 08/20/2015
Building on Success

‘A LEGO Brickumentary’ focuses on some of the new directions the popular toy has gone over the decades

Author Jana J. Monji Date 07/30/2015
The Show Goes On

‘Live From New York!’ takes a hard look at 40 years of ‘SNL’

Author Jana J. Monji Date 06/12/2015
Life, Love and Saying Goodbye

‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ and ‘The Farewell Party’ offer different takes on end-of-life issues

Author Jana J. Monji Date 06/12/2015
Up, Out, Over

Oscar-nominated ‘Last Days of Vietnam’ airs on the day the war ended 40 years ago

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/30/2015
Harvesting Peace

Multi-layered ‘Tangerines’ offers a nuanced portrait of war in the field

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/23/2015
Dogs Rule

‘White God,’ a cross between ‘Lassie’ and ‘Spartacus,’ tackles the rising tide of racism in Europe

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/09/2015
A Stop on the Way

The Huntington formally opens the $68-million Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center Saturday

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/02/2015
Having a Royal Ball

Disney’s live-action ‘Cinderella’ runs a little long but more than delivers on costumes, set designs and storyline

Author Jana J. Monji Date 03/13/2015
'Gett' a New Life

Film sheds light on the difficulty Jewish women face in obtaining divorces

Author Jana J. Monji Date 02/26/2015