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  • Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago

    Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago
    As anyone who watched her before, during and after her four tumultuous years as mayor of the city of Chicago would know, Jane Byrne was great theater: unpredictable, comic, dramatic. But behind that show, she also displayed a deep appreciation for the...
  • To remain relevant, Music Center aims to reflect all of Los Angeles

    To remain relevant, Music Center aims to reflect all of Los Angeles
    Jascha Heifetz playing Beethoven was the main attraction on the Music Center's opening night, Dec. 6, 1964. But before seeing the great violinist, concertgoers would have seen themselves, reflected in all their finery in the gigantic mirrors that line the...
  • R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'

    R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'
    Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix." Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
  • What it's like to be a nude art model

    What it's like to be a nude art model
    Consider the naked man, standing on a small platform in Bottle & Bottega, a cozy and handsome BYOB painting studio in the Lakeview neighborhood. It is 7 p.m. on a Friday and there are 42 sets of eyes fixed on the naked man, the eyes of women who have...
  • At 50, Music Center's 'backward' orientation may see a turnaround

    At 50, Music Center's 'backward' orientation may see a turnaround
    If practice is what gets you to Carnegie Hall, as the saying goes, what gets you to the Music Center has always been a car. The performing arts complex, which will turn 50 next month, sits atop Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles like a late-modern,...
  • Canan Tolon looks for meaning in a pixilated landscape

    Canan Tolon’s paintings at Von Lintel Gallery look like smudged, streaky photocopies or off-register photographic mishaps. Their serial imagery — mostly landscapes — skips and stutters across the surface in irregular horizontal bands....
  • DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery

    DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery
    Painter and illustrator DeLoss McGraw’s exhibition at Couturier Gallery features an enigmatic series of recent small gouaches and a selection of other, older works, including a few sculptures. It is a pleasant if largely unremarkable portrait of a...
  • RafaŽl Rozendaal's playful, poetic artworks come with a paradox

    In a thoroughly delightful exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary, RafaŽl Rozendaal mixes high art with the irreverence of pop culture in two technologically savvy bodies of work. The first is a group of lenticular images, a printing technique...
  • Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?

    Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?
    Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has said he wants to push through an increase in the minimum wage for the state of Illinois — from the current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour — before he leaves office. With certain significant conditions, the...
  • L.A. apartment gallery Park View bucks trend of big by going small

    L.A. apartment gallery Park View bucks trend of big by going small
    New galleries and exhibition spaces seem to be popping up all over Los Angeles. There's the 4,500-square-foot Mistake Room at the southern end of downtown and the†5,000-square-foot†Gavlak in Hollywood.†Soon, New York gallerist Michele Maccarone will...
  • 'Magical Universe' enters one man's world of Barbies

    'Magical Universe' enters one man's world of Barbies
    There are hard-core Barbie collectors and then there's Al Carbee, the recluse featured in Jeremy Workman's whimsical documentary "Magical Universe." Carbee, whose ramshackle Maine house was filled to the rafters with elaborate dioramas and bizarre...