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  • Moment of Friday: Gronk's 'Citizen Kane' is 1957's 'The Giant Claw'

    Moment of Friday: Gronk's 'Citizen Kane' is 1957's 'The Giant Claw'
    Whenever L.A. painter Glugio Nicandro — more commonly known as "Gronk" — employs a new studio assistant he says he likes to stage a session known as "Culture Hour." For this educational episode, he screens "The Giant Claw," a black-and-white ...
  • Moment of Friday: Hagfish hanky-panky, Lily Simonson's oceanic obsession

    Moment of Friday: Hagfish hanky-panky, Lily Simonson's oceanic obsession
    Step into the main exhibition hall at CB1 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and you will see a series of stark, practically Martian landscapes illuminated by blacklight. These paintings, however, do not depict alien worlds. They are a series of works...
  • Florida travel calendar for September

    Florida travel calendar for September
    Check out festivals and events in September across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County Aug. 29-31: Central Florida Film...
  • These US 'diplomats' wield fiddles and dance moves, not briefcases

    WASHINGTON East Carolina University's Greg Hurley is going abroad again for a two-week trip this month, but not exactly for a classic vacation. It will be Beirut for the viola and violin teacher, who's left Greenville, N.C., every summer for the last...
  • REDCAT New Original Works Festival

    There is only one thing I can tell you for sure about this week’s program, the second of three, for the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT. It won’t be like last week’s.  Or next week’s.  The festival is of emerging works by...
  • Genevieve Chua takes a natural approach in conjuring variations

    Genevieve Chua takes a natural approach in conjuring variations
    Singaporean artist Genevieve Chua’s first North American solo exhibition is inspired by the cicada, a large flying insect known for its lengthy underground gestation and distinctive clicking sound. Lining the walls of Gusford’s small...
  • Scott McFarland's vaguely surreal concoctions a cause for wonder

    Scott McFarland's vaguely surreal concoctions a cause for wonder
    In his latest exhibition at Regen Projects, Canadian artist Scott McFarland pulls back the curtain — if only a little bit — on his digitally manipulated, always slightly surreal photographs. Whereas earlier works seamlessly combined elements...
  • Industrial sludge from West Point paper mill and Smithfield Foods plant could end up on farmland

    Leftover waste from the RockTenn Co. paper mill in West Point, the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Isle of Wight and the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Hanover County could end up on Central Virginia farmland, The Richmond Times-...
  • How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

    My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
  • Allora & Calzadilla celebrate beauty, oddity of animal world

    Allora & Calzadilla celebrate beauty, oddity of animal world
    In 1798, two elephants, Hans and Parkie, arrived in Paris. The French had seized them as spoils of war from the Dutch, who had in turn expropriated them from what is now Sri Lanka. Objects of both national pride and intense curiosity, the imposing...
  • Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley

    Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley
    The European years of a key American artist at LACMA, Japanese photography at the Getty, and an assortment of summer group shows that touch on everything from light to L.A. to rock 'n' roll. It’s happening all over our sun-baked metropolis:...