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  • Probing the legacy of the motorcycle jacket

    Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor. But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't...
  • Tri-County Ongoing Events

    Tri-County Ongoing Events
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BASS BABIES Tuesdays. Children 2-4 and their caretakers interact with art through themed songs, gallery activities and art projects. Only one caregiver per child is allowed. 10-11:30 a.m., Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami...
  • 'Radical Cities': 3 lessons from Latin America's activist architects

    'Radical Cities': 3 lessons from Latin America's activist architects
    Anyone following the architectural profession at the turn of the millennium might be forgiven for thinking that it was all about splashy icons: Frank Gehry's undulating titanium sails in Bilbao and Los Angeles, Norman Foster's naughty-looking Gherkin in...
  • Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony

    Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony
    Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power. The proceedings in front of the...
  • Florida travel calendar for October

    Florida travel calendar for October
     Check out festivals and events in October across the state.  View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:  This list is organized by region.   Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach,...
  • Kara Walker on the bit of sugar sphinx she saved, video she's making

    Kara Walker on the bit of sugar sphinx she saved, video she's making
    It's not very often that an artist talk sells out with the swiftness of a high-profile pop concert. But that was the case for a highly anticipated talk between artist Kara Walker, who is known for her phantasmagoric cut-paper installations, and...
  • Naperville may let Children's Museum apply for city grants

    Naperville may let Children's Museum apply for city grants
    The DuPage Children's Museum may be eligible for grant money from Naperville despite being bailed out by the city several years ago. City councilmen gave preliminary approval to a remove the portion of the museum's lease that prohibits it from...
  • Tig Notaro leads breast cancer benefit at Largo

    Tig Notaro leads breast cancer benefit at Largo
    Tig Notaro’s 2012 stand-up set at Largo in Los Angeles is now the stuff of comedy legend: That night Notaro revealed to the audience that she had Stage 2, bilateral breast cancer. She then brilliantly spun the life-altering news into a candid but...
  • 5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'

    5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'
    A comic made with mylar that contains no words or figures. A detailed graphic memoir of a father's grisly death. Moody blue paintings in comics form. The annual compendium "The Best American Comics" was just released this week by Houghton Mifflin...
  • A lively dance by Pia Fries

    A lively dance by Pia Fries
    Five large and five small new paintings on wood panel by Swiss artist Pia Fries are lush in the extreme. The abstractions begin in an unexpected place, with silk-screen fragments that derive from Baroque prints. But they hardly look old-fashioned. Fries...
  • MOCA's new chief curator gets crowd laughing in first L.A. appearance

    MOCA's new chief curator gets crowd laughing in first L.A. appearance
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, Helen Molesworth, is an esteemed scholar, art writer and former chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston for four years before taking her Los Angeles post in September. On Thursday...