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  • Carol Schatz, a force for downtown L.A.

     Carol Schatz, a force for downtown L.A.
    Downtown L.A. — it's not a punchline anymore; it's a destination. It's vital in a way it hasn't been since the 1940s, and hip in a way it never was to begin with. Carol Schatz, president and CEO of the Central City Assn. of Los Angeles, has pushed and prodded the makeover, wielding what the CCA calls L.A.'s most powerful Rolodex. It hasn't been friction-free. Now, in the conflict over homeless people living on downtown streets, Schatz is the voice of the CCA's business leaders, and the face of the enemy for some homeless advocacy groups.
  • MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation

    MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation
    It's not every day you get invited to witness a museum destroy a work of art. And not just any work of art — a nearly 60-year-old piece from the Japanese master Saburo Murakami. In fact, because Murakami died in 1996, the Museum of Contemporary...

    Joel Wachs -- L.A. roots but a New Yorker now

    Joel Wachs -- L.A. roots but a New Yorker now
    Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...

    MOCA's ups and downs with Jeffrey Deitch

     
    By Deborah Vankin Jeffrey Deitch's short but tumultuous career as MOCA's museum director was anything but boring after his arrival in June 2010. Here are some of the highs and lows.

    MOCA director Philippe Vergne takes to Twitter

    MOCA director Philippe Vergne takes to Twitter
    If you’re wondering how new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Philippe Vergne is taking to Los Angeles and his post at the museum, or what he has to say about the ambitious “Mike Kelley” exhibition that opened March 30, just ask him....