| Jun 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Money bags: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art gains three new trustees, including a billionaire diamond merchant. (Los Angeles Times) -- Expanding: The Frick Collection is adding a new gallery to its building. (New York Times) -- Big bucks: Christie's....
| Jun 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A number of artists have used the iPhone as a sketchpad for drawing or finger-painting â David Hockney among them. Now conceptual artist John Baldessari is releasing an application that lets users play at being a 17th century Dutch still-life......
| Jun 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
In 1994, the year President Clinton presented the National Medal of Arts to painter Wayne Thiebaud, the artist's design for California's first specialty license plate began turning up on streets and freeways around the state. As graphic design it's...
| Jun 13, 2010
In the early days of Hollywood, dreams of stardom began for aspiring actresses upon arrival from small-town America, when they took up residence at one of the neighborhood's romantic and exotic-sounding hotels such as the DuBarry, Las Palmas or...
| May 16, 2010
When you get right down to it, the world of opera is a lot like Hollywood. Both professions are filled with big stars with big egos that often clash in colorful ways. And those egos come attached with spin doctors — publicists, agents, personal...
| Oct 10, 2010
No visitor to Hawaii should miss the compelling Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Kauai's Waimea Canyon and the Big Island's Volcanoes National Park. But some of the best things to see and do are less well known. Here are 10 of my picks for underrated...
| Sep 19, 2010
At first glance, the Otten residence looks a bit out of place, a tall, gray sentinel that's distinct from anything else on a quiet street in San Pedro. But no one architectural style holds sway in the White Point neighborhood near the ocean, so the modern...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Actress Ashley Jensen and her husband, actor Terence Beesley, have listed their Los Feliz-area home for sale at $1,999,000.
Jensen, who is from Scotland, and Beesley, from England, have used the midcentury house to host visitors from Britain and to...
| Jan 16, 2011
January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 2:19 PM
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is the equivalent of taking a hot-tub time machine to next summer to see what bathing suits everyone will be wearing on the beach. While most of the shows are invitation-only, what will be shown will end up on a rack near...
| Mar 26, 2011
Christina Aguilera has put her 11,500-square-foot gated mansion in Beverly Hills on the market at $13.5 million.
Set on nearly two-thirds of an acre, the Mediterranean-style home has a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a fanciful children's room,...