| 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
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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
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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,...
| Oct 6, 2011
Engaging, museum-level work fills two venues in Baltimore. Maryland Art Place has assembled a remarkable survey of minimalist painters from different areas and generations, while C. Grimaldis Gallery is offering a collection of pieces by five...
| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| Jul 17, 2011
Rebels in Paradise
The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s
Henry Holt: 288 pp., $27
After decades of neglect, Los Angeles art history is a hot topic. The most immediate reason is "Pacific Standard Time: L.A. Art 1945-1980," an...
| Sep 17, 2011
It seems worthy of an old-fashioned Hollywood epic, with a cast of thousands and a plot that spans four decades: "The Greatest Story Ever Told About Southern California Art."
Over the next six months, more than 60 museums and arts venues from Santa...
| Sep 18, 2011
Nobody thought a 12-sided geometric painting by a little-known artist could top a Hockney. The painting, "Vector," has languished in storage for at least 30 years. The painter, Ron Davis, has been living off the grid near Taos, N.M., for almost as long....
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...