| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Donna Tartt's sprawling story "The Goldfinch," which is being adapted for Hollywood by "The Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson, took home the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, while Annie Baker's play "The Flick," about a trio of movie theater employees,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
If you live in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you start to take art for granted.
Everywhere you walk, there is art. Every weekend, there is some new exhibit. The byproduct of all this art is a certain amount of complacency.
That's not good if...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The greatest Rubens altarpiece in America is in Ohio, at the Toledo Museum of Art. We have the Monuments Men to thank for that.
George Clooney’s galumphing all-star movie “The Monuments Men” did not impress the critics -- “inert,...
| Feb 22, 2014
A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum is an homage to unsteady hands and uncertain tempers, to chips and nicks, to the inconsistent and unfinished.
In "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," many of the 60 vases on...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:25 PM
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A genial disappointment about the preciousness of art amid the destructive horrors of war, "The Monuments Men" is scored to a military march by composer Alexandre Desplat. You hear what he was going for: jaunty heroics. The throwback sound of it...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Rebecca Faubion believes in Laguna Beach.
The 35-year-old has lived in other parts of Orange County, but her connection to the beach town where she now resides is like no other. Faubion is an artist — an enthusiast of all things creative —...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Starting Tuesday, visitors can get a close-up look at the "Mockingjay" dress Katniss Everdeen wore in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Or they can admire pieces from the wardrobes of the casts of "American Hustle," "The Great Gatsby," "12 Years a Slave"...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Kristen Stewart is on the cover of the March issue of Marie Claire, which goes on sale Tuesday. In the interview inside she says she had no idea "Twilight" would be so big. And she stands by every mistake she ever made. [Marie Claire]
Kanye West's new...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:08 PM
NEW YORK — When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in mid-May, it will have shards of the fallen World Trade Center towers. It will have walls covered with portraits of the nearly 3,000 victims, and the watch worn by Todd Beamer when he declared, "Let's...