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  • Charles Froom: The man who makes art look even better

    In early April of this year Charles Froom got a phone call at his Reigelsville home. His help was needed immediately. David Mickenberg, the new director of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, had an emergency. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    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....
  • Warner Bros. Circling Movie Rights to Best-Selling Novel 'The Goldfinch'

    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...
  • LACMA should stick to the art-museum basics

    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...
  • Metropolitan Opera reaches tentative agreement with biggest unions

    Federal mediators announced Monday that the Metropolitan Opera has reached a tentative agreement with two of its biggest unions, suggesting that a lockout will likely be avoided. The announcement comes about a month before the New York company is set to...
  • Why Kenneth Jarecke's gruesome war photo needs to be seen

    The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
  • LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years

     LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years
    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...
  • Metropolitan Opera sets deadline of Sunday for union negotiations

    The Metropolitan Opera has set a new deadline of Sunday for union negotiations to conclude, according to an announcement from theĀ U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Met has been locked in contentious discussions with several of its...
  • Off the grid in Taos, N.M.

    Off the grid in Taos, N.M.
    With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
  • Is fashion moving beyond brands?

    Is fashion moving beyond brands?
    It was the show of the fall 2014 runway season. Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, luxury fashion oracle, transformed Paris' Grand Palais into the most banal of locales — a supermarket — and stocked the shelves with thousands of bespoke,...
  • Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators

    Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators
    Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...