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  • Chicago's live lit scene comes of age

    Chicago's live lit scene comes of age
    By any standard, writer Chloe Johnston is an arresting beauty. She has the kind of slender-necked and high-cheeked Holly Golightly appeal that would prompt you to sneak looks at her on the CTA. On a recent Wednesday at Schubas, Johnston was reading a...
  • Artists take one on a garden journey, abstractly

    Artists take one on a garden journey, abstractly
    Artists have looked at nature with a new eye, creating works in paintings, photographs, installations, drawings and printmaking for "Abstracting From Nature," an exhibition that opened Sunday at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in Descanso Gardens. Upon first...
  • Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59

    Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59
    In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the “godfather,” not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house – a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s...
  • Revamped Chrysler flaunts new works

     Revamped Chrysler flaunts new works
    Most museums celebrate the completion of major building projects with big splashy traveling exhibitions. But at the Chrysler Museum of Art — which reopened Saturday after a $24 million expansion and renovation campaign — the director and...
  • Toy soldiers of fortune

    Toy soldiers of fortune
    In the multicolored pop-art assemblages of sculptor Ed Stevens, themes of gay acceptance, sexuality and private turmoil take the form of plastic Army soldiers from his childhood. Hand-painted in the colors of the rainbow, dozens of the miniature figurines...
  • Museum architect Zoltan Pali no longer on the project, academy says

    Museum architect Zoltan Pali no longer on the project, academy says
    Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ future museum, has left the project, the academy has confirmed. Pali, of the Culver City firm SPF:a, had been working with Italian architect...
  • An auction house does clumsy art-shtick

    An auction house does clumsy art-shtick
    Odds are you won’t be bidding at Christie’s special contemporary art auction Monday night in New York. With estimates running as high as $12 million for a 1985 multiple of a Jeff Koons aqualung cast in bronze, which would helpfully drag...
  • Fringe Festival will go after foodies with more-sophisticated fare

     Fringe Festival will go after foodies with more-sophisticated fare
    Orlando Fringe Festival leaders think the way to theatergoers' hearts is through their stomachs. When the oldest Fringe festival in the United States opens Wednesday, it will offer an increasingly upscale menu. On weekend evenings, the hungry will be...
  • Zoltan Pali exits academy museum project as construction phase nears

     Zoltan Pali exits academy museum project as construction phase nears
    Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' future museum, has left the high-profile project. The departure, which the academy is characterizing as a routine transition, comes in the midst of some...
  • Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA

    Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA
      A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger,...
  • Taking a tour through the past at Museums of the Arroyo

    Taking a tour through the past at Museums of the Arroyo
    You may know that those colorful Victorian houses visible from the Arroyo Seco Parkway (the old Pasadena Freeway) are all part of the Heritage Square Museum. You may have visited the 1908 Arts and Crafts Gamble House once or checked out an exhibit at...