| Apr 27, 2011
Now in its 30th year, It's A Wrap! is a family owned and operated company founded by Janet Dion in 1981 that offers the general public the opportunity to purchase actual wardrobe and props from movie and TV sets. Stock varies depending on the film or TV...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:26 AM
A version of Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" that has ties to Los Angeles brought in $37 million at a Sotheby's auction on Wednesday in New York. The silkscreen work, which depicts Presley in a cowboy pose, was offered for sale by an unidentified American...
| Jul 24, 2011
The Art of Cruelty
W.W. Norton: 304 pp., $24.95
From a movie billboard in her Los Angeles neighborhood to the Italian Futurists, Maggie Nelson swings her lively gaze across a century's worth of art and culture in "The Art...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay quotes Joseph Bottum on cranks: "There are three infallible signs of the crank. ... The first is that he has theory about the Jews. The second is that he has a theory about money. And the third is that he has a theory...
| Jun 28, 2008
It seems but a minor stretch—if that—to speculate that the seemingly redundant title of Ethan Canin's new novel, "America America," is to suggest that there are indeed second acts in American life.
The book abounds with them, in the first...
| May 9, 2010
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Simon & Schuster: 352 pp., $26
Shakespeare doesn't lack for honors. A 2000 British survey named him the "man of the millennium." He has been the subject of nine scholarly books or articles a day for...
| Aug 15, 2010
Milan Kundera, translated from the French by Linda Asher
Harper: 192 pp., $23.99
"Up to what degree of distortion does an individual still remain himself?"
Milan Kundera asks this question in writing about the painter Francis Bacon,...
| Jun 3, 2008
As part of a high-powered campaign to promote Richard Neutra's 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, which it auctioned during its big evening sale of postwar and contemporary art two weeks ago, Christie's produced a glossy booklet on the house and its...
| Aug 15, 2008
Set on a sandy island where scantily clad castaways compete against each other for power, Shakespeare's "The Tempest" could qualify as the proto-"Survivor." If that sounds like literary heresy, consider the fact that the Bard himself was seldom above...
| Jun 19, 2007
The sunset sky was the perfect shade of Yves Saint Laurent violet as guests sat down poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday night for a chic fundraiser sponsored by the French fashion house for Center Dance Arts.
The nonprofit organization...
| Nov 21, 2008
Art dealer Jan Krugier, an Auschwitz survivor who collected the works of Picasso and other renowned artists to help himself move past the horrors of the Nazi era, has died in Switzerland. He was 80.
Krugier died Saturday as a result of an infection,...