| Apr 19, 2009
Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
| Aug 18, 2009
Carleen Hutchins, a violin maker who crafted some of the finest instruments of her time, invented new ones and, through science, came as close as anyone ever has to reproducing the venerated sound of the Stradivarius, died Aug. 7 at her home in Wolfeboro,...
| Apr 29, 2008
Another in a series of occasional articles.
TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door.
"This is Jesus," said another man.
Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
| May 19, 2009
Dr. Leonard Shlain, the San Francisco surgeon who was a pioneer in the use of laparoscopic surgery and later wrote three best-selling books combining anthropology, science and art, died May 11 in San Francisco. He was 71 and had been battling brain cancer...
| Nov 22, 2009
A decade ago, art historian and impresario RoseLee Goldberg, who literally wrote the book on performance art -- "Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present," first published in 1979 -- found herself being pushed by her publisher for an updated...
| Aug 16, 2008
Harry Potter fans are livid with Warner
Call it "Harry Potter and the Revolt of the Muggles."
A day after Warner Bros. announced that it would be pulling the sixth "Potter" film off of its November release schedule and instead releasing it next July to...
| Jun 25, 2008
THE LARGE mid-career survey of paintings by South African born, Amsterdam-based artist Marlene Dumas that opened last weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art represents, in effect, her Los Angeles debut.
A few works have shown up in local exhibitions,...
| Oct 18, 2009
In 1998, Ann Philbin, director of the Drawing Center in New York, received a couple of letters from UCLA inviting her to apply for the top position at a fledgling museum near the university's campus.
"I threw the letters in the garbage," she says. "I had...