| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Although some customs have changed — and in spite of omnipresent ear buds and texting — the custom of greeting people still exists.
I remember my grandfather lifting his hat as he passed, without speaking to, the female supervisors on our...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Given the sunny, body-conscious atmosphere of Los Angeles, it's no surprise to find a thriving field of locally based fitness-wear brands; many of the companies design and produce their lines from start to finish in the city. These new or growing...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Following an extensive cleaning process that included the removal of a coat of varnish, the Getty Museum will put Jackson Pollock's monumental work "Mural" on display for the public starting in March.
"Mural," which is dated from 1943, is scheduled to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's latest exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles continues her engagement with the quietly feminist formalism she explored in “The Crystal Frontier,” her long-running fictional account of a utopian,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In a whirlwind of an exhibition at Roberts & Tilton, Daniel Joseph Martinez confirms his reputation as a brilliant mad philosopher. Inspired by the medieval “ship of fools,” in which the mentally ill were housed on wandering vessels,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Some homes are hard to explain.
Consider the home near the corner of Western and Chase avenues in Rogers Park. The house itself is easy enough to describe, but what's inside is knotty, melancholy and not cleanly understood. The house is a tan brick...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Ready for another celebrity art show? This one comes with a New Wave rock twist and some distinctive eyewear.
Mark Mothersbaugh -- the polymath musician and artist, best known for the band Devo -- will be the subject of a retrospective that will...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:48 PM
"Bakersfield Mist," the play by Stephen Sachs that was a recent sleeper hit at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, will be making the transatlantic journey to London's West End when it opens at the Duchess Theatre this spring with a cast that includes...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:53 PM
While pundits again debate gun laws after the Isla Vista massacre, a small Laguna Beach gallery will open a show this weekend that approaches the firearm culture from a different perspective.
Specifically, it's the perspective of an artist who is barely...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:04 AM
From original modern dance dramas to athletic explorations and abstract ballets, dance this summer has much to beguile audiences, not only in genre, but also in venue, with sizzling Latin dance being performed in outdoor spaces.
Reggie Wilson/ Fist &...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany’s Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most...