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  • FRONTIER FABULOUS

    FRONTIER FABULOUS
    Long before the red carpet became a barometer of glamour, Gold Rush wealth fired the sartorial passions of the Victorian-era nouveau riche in California. Out of the Wild West a new class of sophisticates emerged, collecting art and the latest fashions....
  • Art Review: Gegam Kacherian paintings at Rosamund Felsen Gallery

     
    There is something wonderfully peculiar about the paintings of Gegam Kacherian, but it???s difficult to pinpoint just what it is. Each of the 15 works in his second solo show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery begins in a reasonable, even orthodox......
  • Art review: Zhi Lin at Koplin Del Rio

     
    Thirty-five drawings from 2007 by Seattle-based artist Zhi Lin fuse long traditions of Chinese and American landscape art. Given their subject — construction of the transcontinental railroad, in which Chinese labor was both essential to success and...
  • Art review: Oakland Museum of California

     
    OAKLAND --When the Oakland Museum of California unveiled its sprawling and distinctive new building for art, history and natural sciences 41 years ago -- a terraced, walled-garden structure that became an instant national landmark -- a review in The...
  • Parting the waters of what once was

    Parting the waters of what once was
    Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley has legendary status in California for being the most beautiful glacier-carved gash in the Sierra you'll never see. Its death by damming in the 1910s is said to have hastened the death of John Muir, who vigorously fought for...
  • 'Soul of Nowhere: Traversing Grace in a Rugged Land' by Craig Childs

    First-rate writers and books keep emerging from the American West and delineating the Western experience in smart, edgy ways. Lately there have been Judy Blunt, a memoirist who tells of leaving the constraints of ranch life in the vicinity of Montana's...
  • 'Where I Was From' by Joan Didion

    Twelve miles east of Fresno, in the southern San Joaquin Valley, is a road-widening project that signifies loss. Where two lanes once ran north and south, a four-lane artery will soon ease congestion between new housing tracts outside of Clovis. Dust...