| Nov 1, 2011
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, an authority on antique and ethnographic textiles and a former curator and head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71.
Kahlenberg, the longtime co-owner of Textile...
| Feb 18, 2011
Rahm Emanuel, quite literally, was feeling the heat as he campaigned in the steamy solarium of a retirement high-rise on North Sheridan Road.
"All right, you guys wouldn't want to sit down would you?" the former North Side congressman turned White...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has named Alison Gass as its curator of contemporary art. A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo as organizers await...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:33 PM
We can cross one name off the small list of possible museum directors for the Getty: David Bomford, who has served as the museum’s acting director for nearly two years without much fanfare or much criticism, has announced that he is leaving the...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews "The Young Leonardo: Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence."...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The genius of Ellsworth Kelly on display in Los Angeles not once but twice...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:38 PM
In the Sundance Film Festival movie "For Ellen," director-writer So Yong Kim changes her focus from girls to a troubled dad in this excellent film about a father who must decide if he can live for his daughter as well as his music....