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  • Syria's heritage is casualty of war, study finds

    PHILADELPHIA One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week. The report relied on...
  • Pasadena AxS Festival debuts Dutch artist Cocky Eek's Sphaerae

    Pasadena AxS Festival debuts Dutch artist Cocky Eek's Sphaerae
    On a patch of velvety grass across the street from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, a swath of white fabric lies unfurled on the ground, like a deflated parachute. This is Sphaerae -- and she is hungry. Soon Sphaerae will be fed five bathtubs' worth...
  • 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...
  • EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

    EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford
    Long ago, before I-91 cut the city off from its riverfront, Hartford was open to the universe. (It was also open to flooding, but that's another story). EnvisionFest Hartford, an all-day event on Saturday, Sept. 20, would like to return Hartford to that...
  • Rome's Depart Foundation opens L.A.-area space with Gabriele De Santis

    Rome's Depart Foundation opens L.A.-area space with Gabriele De Santis
    The Italian nonprofit arts organization Depart Foundation, which exhibits contemporary emerging and mid-career artists from around the world in Rome, is expanding its footprint, debuting a West Hollywood space Wednesday night with a show by Italian artist...
  • Sui Jianguo: Chinese sculpture about control and its absence

    Sui Jianguo: Chinese sculpture about control and its absence
    Those looking to contemporary Chinese art for insights into the social and political conditions of being Chinese will find a bit of what they're after in Sui Jianguo's first U.S. gallery show, at L.A. Louver. There's the disembodied, disempowered,...
  • City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines

    City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines
    Monday morning, I sat in the office of a man who might have already prevented the next Ferguson. Might. That's a tantalizing word, but as hard to dismiss as it is to prove. Kevin Huie, the director of the Cross-Cultural Center at UC Irvine, isn't what...
  • 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¬†...
  • Roundup: A Neanderthal hashtag, Artforum dude-fest, more Hello Kitty

    Roundup: A Neanderthal hashtag, Artforum dude-fest, more Hello Kitty
    Did Neanderthals create the hashtag? Also in today's Roundup: Mayan settlements rediscovered in the Mexican jungle, the rise of the luxury city, the total dude-fests at Artforum and the Whitney Museum, the paintings of David Lynch and that sublime point...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • 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...