| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Toronto Film Festival exec Noah Cowan as its exec director, four months after Ted Hope announced his departure.
Cowan joins the org, which operates the San Francisco Film Festival, after five years as artistic...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
New York's 43rd annual New Directors/New Films festival has set its full 2014 slate, tapping a trio of Sundance alums for its prime screening slots: opener "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," centerpiece "Obvious Child" and closer "20,000 Days on Earth."...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Dressed in corduroy pants, slip-on black shoes and a windbreaker, Frank Gehry strolled through a tiny universe of thread and painted metal mobiles. Light, curves and shadows; all clutter stripped away. The shapes floated in silence and the architect,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Lots of weird stuff can happen at fashion weeks. For instance, take Chanel's fashion-show-as-grocery-store that Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore wrote about on Tuesday. Also adding to the Paris Fashion Week weirdness: Dutch designer Iris van...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
MPI/Dark Sky Films will be releasing a restored version Tobe Hooper's 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary.
The South by Southwest Film Festival will unveil the restoration Monday at the Topfer Theatre in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly.
Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" — nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Lars von Trier's new film "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" is the story of a young woman who tries to work through her parental issues by having as much sex as possible. And that's quite a bit of sex indeed, the majority of it dispassionate and squalid. It is...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you’re wondering how new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Philippe Vergne is taking to Los Angeles and his post at the museum, or what he has to say about the ambitious “Mike Kelley” exhibition that opened March 30, just ask him....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
RACINE, Wis. — One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beguiling and troubled buildings opens to public tours for the first time next week, and when it does, it will raise an eternal, vexing question: Which matters more, beauty or utility?
It's easy to...