| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Aug 4, 2012
To understand Red Hill, Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco's newish place in a converted Chinese bakery just north of Sunset, you could do worse than to look at the bread-and-butter plate, a once-free nicety that has evolved into an item of competition in L....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 3:33 PM
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A French chef selling crepes from a food cart on an Arkansas city street may seem out of place, but business is very good for Crepes Paulette. It's about to get a lot better.
The wagon is parked at the head of a scenic path...
| May 10, 2012
| 5:18 PM
James Fitzpatrick leans back in a huge black office chair with wheels and points at a projection on a screen in the front of the classroom, not far from the Soccer Barbie dolls and a clock featuring the portrait of French writer Voltaire.
"Here is the...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:05 AM
An oil painting by Mark Rothko sold for $86.9 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the abstract expressionist painter.
Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow," which dates from 1961, was being sold by the estate of David...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:44 AM
A large drawing hangs behind Doreen Bolger's desk, dripping with the words "Forward in all directions."
The phrase, drawn with bleach on dark paper by Baltimore artist Colin Benjamin, has become something of a mantra for Bolger, the director of the...
| May 25, 2012
In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed.
Visitors would be able to walk into the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:05 AM
The dB's -- one of the greatest, most-overlooked rock bands of the 1980s -- is back together with its original lineup and a new album of fresh material.
For me, this is more exciting than the Beach Boys mending fences with Brian Wilson.
The new dB's...
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Feb 10, 2013
No one is exactly sure how Jackson Pollock arrived at the pour and drip techniques he began to use in the late 1940s to create the sprawling paintings that brought him enduring acclaim. But we do know that he is the most-famous abstract expressionist, a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:41 AM
SEATTLE - This is not a TripAdvisor Top-10 list you want to be on.
Runner-up status for world's germiest tourist attraction goes to Seattle's Gum Wall in Post Alley, second only to Ireland's Blarney Stone.
It's a form of people's participatory art...