| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth.
Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast.
Where actual mythological monsters are...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:45 PM
“The Pope of Broadway” will be getting a face-lift.
The famed mural of actor Anthony Quinn, which artist Eloy Torrez painted in 1985 on the side of the Victor Clothing Building on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, looms over a parking lot...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:45 PM
On the surface, Taysir Batniji's installation at Barnsdall Park's Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery might seem like just another conceptual art gag: two walls full of what appear to be 60 plain, white pieces of paper displayed in plain white frames.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hampton Roads wrimos, the name given to people participating in the National Novel Writing Month challenge, are busy getting preparing for the stint that is NaNoWriMo. Beginning Nov. 1, they will write 1,667 words a day. NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Artist Amitis Motevalli, who grew up in Los Angeles' El Sereno neighborhood after her family immigrated from Tehran in 1977, recalls pronounced racism, particularly in the early 1980s, after the Iran hostage crisis.
“We had privileges my friends...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Art entrepreneur Warren Brand's Branded Arts in Culver City has staged about half a dozen large-scale events fusing live music, fashion and street art. He's also spearheaded about 90 public murals in the Los Angeles area, including Kenny Scharf’s...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The DuPage Children's Museum may get a share of Naperville's annual grant money for capital projects.
Councilmen agreed to change the terms of the museum's lease to lift a prohibition on applying for Special Events and Cultural Amenities funds.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the Neanderthal Ball, a fund-raiser for the Orlando Science Center and its youth programs, on Nov. 5.
The event is known for its throwback style, with attendees encouraged to wear animal prints or go with full-on caveman/...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A lecture by famed Israeli journalist and author Ari Shavit on Dec. 3 — and performances from Dec. 3-21 of "The Timekeepers," the award-winning drama by Dan Clancy — highlight the 2014-15 Sylvia & Jerry Wolens Calendar of Cultural Arts...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...