| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The postcard image is ingrained in our collective consciousness: An empty road cuts through the Mojave Desert, its inky black path stretching forward, seemingly to infinity. A lonely white signpost flanks the asphalt — "Route 66."
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Although some customs have changed — and in spite of omnipresent ear buds and texting — the custom of greeting people still exists.
I remember my grandfather lifting his hat as he passed, without speaking to, the female supervisors on our...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:53 PM
While pundits again debate gun laws after the Isla Vista massacre, a small Laguna Beach gallery will open a show this weekend that approaches the firearm culture from a different perspective.
Specifically, it's the perspective of an artist who is barely...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:04 AM
From original modern dance dramas to athletic explorations and abstract ballets, dance this summer has much to beguile audiences, not only in genre, but also in venue, with sizzling Latin dance being performed in outdoor spaces.
Reggie Wilson/ Fist &...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To finance "The Homesman," a 1850s Western drama playing in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Tommy Lee Jones turned to some of his closest friends.
Jones sent his old polo-playing comrade Peter Brant a copy of the script for the movie...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a sign the economy is getting better for the world's wealthiest people, Christie's auction house said 2013 was a record year for art sales.
The London-based company said it sold $7.1 billion worth of art, jewelry and wine last year, a 16% increase...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
In Wally Lamb's latest novel, “We Are Water,” outsider artist Annie Oh has left Orion Oh, her psychologist husband of 27 years, to marry a sophisticated, Manhattan-based art dealer named Viveca. On the way to the wedding — set in Lamb'...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you should wander into the Boone Art Gallery at Pasadena City College, you'll see a grouping of large paintings that, at first glance, could be the work of a child. So simple are the spare arrangements of different colored circles and ovals in the show...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wealthy collectors and famous international artists are descending on the Miami Beach convention center this week for the Art Basel show; but a young, largely unknown artist from Woodland Hills is kicking up some dust of his own nearby, in the city’...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Before Patti Smith, before Allen Ginsberg, before Thomas Wolfe, before O. Henry, the Chelsea Hotel was populated by 80 convivial families of various levels of wealth, brought together by an idealistic board partly inspired by a French philosopher so...