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  • Sam Mendes jumps onto the James Bond gravy train

    No, this isn't an April Fool's prank. According to both the LAT's Hero Complex and the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes, the wonderfully cerebral and cultured filmmaker who once upon a time won an Oscar for "American Beauty," is in discussions......
  • Paris Fashion Week: For Balenciaga, Balmain and Rick Owens, it's all in the packaging

    It's probably no coincidence that for his first runway collection since the launch of the Balenciaga Paris fragrance last month, house designer Nicolas Ghesquiere let his imagination run wild with the concept of packaging. Packaging is of paramount...
  • Monster Mash: An Army ally aids the arts; Irving Penn portraits for sale; a 'new' Michelangelo at the Met?

    -- New strategy: America can use the arts to help achieve its military and diplomatic goals, a retired Army general tells Congress during testimony designed to seek more funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Los Angeles Times) --......
  • L.A. museums' collections grow despite poor economy

    L.A. museums' collections grow despite poor economy
    As Los Angeles art museums face the future in a down economy, building their collections may not be the highest priority, but it's a big worry. Will art acquisition funds dwindle to nothing? Will once-dependable patrons stop writing checks when...
  • Irving Penn dies at 92; a giant of photography

    Irving Penn dies at 92; a giant of photography
    Irving Penn, a grand master of American fashion photography whose "less is more" aesthetic, combined with a startling sensuality, defined a visual style that he applied to such varied subjects as designer dresses, cigarette butts and cosmetics jars,...