| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Jul 27, 2014
Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Warner Bros. has purchased the film rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch,” according to media reports.
Earlier this month, Variety reported that Tartt worried the book might be better served by...
| Jul 19, 2014
Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment have closed a movie rights deal to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
Ratner has come on board as a producer, joining with "The Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson and Brad...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances.
The extension will affect the unions...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did.
Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
| Jul 4, 2014
As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Gustave Tassell, a California designer who became a fashion star in the early 1960s with starkly refined clothes that appealed to women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greer Garson and Princess Grace of Monaco, has died. He was 88.
A contemporary of...