| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Over at Essay Daily (which calls itself “A Filter for and An Ongoing Conversation About Essays and Magazines About Writing”), John D’Agata offers a brief meditation on Ansel Adams — and the moment he understood that photographs...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Polaroid’s first camera for delivering photos that self-developed instantly, the SX-70, was born in the age of instant everything — coffee, oatmeal, Ramen noodles. In 1972, artists such as Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Walker Evans were...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The Laguna Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of "A Christmas Memory" as the third installment of its 2013-14 Season of Stars.
Previews kick off Dec. 3, and the show runs from Dec. 7 to 29, at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
"It's the perfect holiday...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The shutdown of the federal government means that our national parks -- including Yosemite -- are being closed today. Ironically, the closing of the awe-inspiring California park comes as it celebrates its 123rd anniversary, which is noted in today's...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There it exists, in harmony with the desert landscape and yet distinct from it. John Nelson and Milo Miloscia's sleek and surprising home -- a modernist aberration in gate-guarded Ten Oaks, about five miles west of the Strip in Las Vegas -- looms like...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:20 AM
The Hawaii works by painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Ansel Adams will be featured in a special exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art beginning Friday.
O’Keeffe is best known for her colorful portrayals of flowers and the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 384 pp., $28
Edward Curtis was given many names by the native peoples he...
| May 29, 2013
| 11:14 AM
News photographers meet the most amazing people. On any given day it can be celebrities, felons, politicians or athletes, each with a story, each with a personality. On this day, I was fortunate to meet an icon in the photography world with amazing family...