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  • 'Friday Night Lights' Season 4, Episode 6: 'What else do you want?'

     
    It probably wouldn't be fair to ever label "Friday Night Lights" a coming-of-age drama. Young or old, no one ever truly stops learning and growing, and the characters that inhabit the fictional town of Dillon, Texas, may graduate, get older,......
  • A Warhol Christmas at the White House

     
    When it comes to art, the right-wing anti-Obama crowd hasn't had a very good year. Repeated efforts to gin up outrage in a manufactured culture war have either fallen flat or proved downright embarrassing. (You can see some of them......
  • Is the Getty Museum directorship becoming a revolving door?

     
    Thursday's startling announcement from the Getty Trust that museum director Michael Brand had resigned, effective at the end of the month, remains a puzzlement. With no easy explanation for the surprise move offered by either Brand or the Trust –......
  • Reporter's notebook: More on MOCA, Jeffrey Deitch and what's ahead

     
    Some notes and bits on the advent of Jeffrey Deitch as the next director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art: Although MOCA needs Deitch to be, first and foremost, a successful fundraiser — having learned the hard way during the......
  • Matisse gets 'radical' in Chicago

     
    I've just come from the press preview at the Art Institute of Chicago for "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917." The show opens Saturday, and I'll have a full review early next week. Suffice it to say that this is one of......
  • Art review: 'Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917' @ Art Institute of Chicago

     
    CHICAGO -- If the world is coming apart at the seams and society's provisional fabric is being shredded, how does an artist respond? With anger? Analysis? Denial? Disinterest? That's a question that thrums through a breathtaking exhibition, newly opened...
  • Monster Mash: A theater for Sondheim; Rolando Villazón returns; banana museum has to split

     
    --His name in lights: A Broadway theater -- the Henry Miller -- will be renamed after Stephen Sondheim, the latest in a series of tributes celebrating the composer-lyricist's 80th birthday. (Bloomberg) --Back in action: An adoring audience at the Vienna.....
  • Natalie Merchant to perform at the Getty Center

     
    Natalie Merchant, solo artist and former frontwoman for the 10,000 Maniacs, will be introducing her new album, "Leave Your Sleep," to L.A. at what might seem like an unlikely venue -- the Getty Center in Brentwood. Unlikely, that is, until......
  • MOCA exhibition drew world-class numbers -- but not in L.A. [Updated]

     
    Here's an ironic footnote to the saga of the near-death experience that L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art endured late in 2008. While trustees of the economically depleted museum were trying to figure out what to do about its future, visitors......
  • Dispatch from New York: Henri Cartier-Bresson at MoMA

     
    It looks like the Museum of Modern Art in New York should have two very different blockbusters on view starting this week. Already packing in crowds is MoMA’s extensive show of Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramović, offering not just the........
  • Monster Mash: A Pulitzer surprise; Domingo ready to sing at La Scala; is Banksy in L.A.?

     
    --Plot twist: Times theater critic Charles McNulty, chair of the Pulitzer drama jury, says the Pulitzer board was up to its old tricks when it ignored the jury's recommendations and awarded this year's prize to the musical "Next to Normal."......