| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
| Oct 13, 2013
When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:33 AM
We are about a week away from the MLB All-Star game, so what better time to decide which local team has the better player at each position?
In a series of polls, pick the player you think is better at each position. Voting will be open until Tuesday...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Some cultures take their food more seriously than others, but the Spanish may be leaders of the pack. Travelers have been coming here for the last 25 years to experience not only the growing sophistication of regional...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The house of MOCA is a real fixer-upper. And that could be a problem as the museum seeks a new director to replace Jeffrey Deitch.
Many museum experts wonder who would be willing to take Deitch's place at the helm of the troubled institution, given...
| Jun 13, 2013
Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including "Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names" and "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba" (with Rebecca...
| Sep 5, 2013
Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:05 AM
The best damn dog of all time.
1. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
“Our mother performed in starlight,” reads the opening sentence of Karen Russell’s first novel, and it’s no exaggeration to say the Miami-born writer does the same....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:31 AM
Joe Boylan was sitting with Jimmy Patsos at last Saturday's Loyola-Duke lacrosse game when the former athletic director asked the man he had hired as the school's basketball coach eight years ago if he had any preference as to where Greyhounds would...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Apple announced today a new push to make textbooks more interesting and interactive. That's a tall order, but I wouldn't bet against Apple, which has built its reputation on disruptive technologies. Just recall how the iPod revolutionaized music. Heck, I'...