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  • Worth a GPS detour? Visitors report on the Mojave's 'Social Pool'

    Worth a GPS detour? Visitors report on the Mojave's 'Social Pool'
    They went, they saw, they sat in a tiny, white pool in the middle of the Mojave. The first visitors to "Social Pool," artist Alfredo Barsuglia's mini-pool/social experiment/piece of conceptual sculpture, have returned from their desert journeys with stories of adventure, trepidation, whimsy, beauty and concern for the environment. They've shared photos too.
  • Albert Oehlen's abstractions raise thorny questions at Gagosian

    Albert Oehlen's abstractions raise thorny questions at Gagosian
    Albert Oehlen’s paintings start with skepticism. Doubt runs deep in the German’s abstractions, which take nothing for granted and raise thorny questions about such intimate subjects as Oehlen’s own abilities and legitimacy as an artist...

    Vermeer painting 'Saint Praxedis' sells for more than $10 million

    A painting attributed to 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer sold at an auction in London for $10.7 million (6.2 million pounds) on Tuesday. "Saint Praxedis," which depicts the female Christian saint, comes with a dramatic back story, including a...

    Tech Center neighbors renovate to prepare for new business from development

    Tech Center neighbors renovate to prepare for new business from development
    It's the largest development currently under construction on the Peninsula, prompting nearby businesses to prepare for a flood of new retail tenants, residents and increased visibility because of their proximity to the massive project. Read this and...

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....