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  • Guidelines for Freelance Writers

      Dear Travel Writer: Welcome to the cornerstone of what we do. What follows is the most important information contained in these several pages. The Los Angeles Times values honesty, fairness and truth. We understand the difficulties of the...
  • Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

    Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
    Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
  • 'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch

    'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch
    2Cents Theatre has taken on David Rabe's seldom-revived early play "In the Boom Boom Room" (1972), the trippy, choleric story of a Philadelphia woman’s degradation. The play can’t exactly be considered a cautionary tale, since even 40...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it." There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
  • Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection

    Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection
    The Fourth of July is upon us (not to mention the last week or so of the World Cup), which means the next few days will likely be filled with hot dogs, beer and illegal fireworks. But that doesn't mean that the artsies aren't doing their thing. We've...
  • Morgan Peck's hand-held haiku in clay captivates

    Morgan Peck's hand-held haiku in clay captivates
    Morgan Peck's ceramic sculptures at Jancar Jones are modest in scale and hardly radical in reach, but there's something fearless and free about them that is deeply appealing. Two unglazed stoneware pillars (16 and 17 inches tall) stand at just the...
  • Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs

    Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs
    Video games take on mental illness, a death metal band plays in a box until it runs out of oxygen and Brad Pitt's architectural foundation focuses on houses for American Indians. All this, plus a walk down memory lane of vintage reviews covering Jeff...