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  • Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly

    Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly
    "The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. Jerde, who died last month at age 75, was best known for projects that were both resigned to and...
  • LACMA's 50th anniversary gifts include its first work by Bernini

    LACMA's 50th anniversary gifts include its first work by Bernini
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired its first work by the great Italian Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini – the bust of an unidentified man that’s being donated by the...
  • Segerstrom's art continues to enchant

    Segerstrom's art continues to enchant
    On a bright recent weekday, Sean Saint-Louis surveyed the "California Scenario" sculpture garden in Costa Mesa and smiled, recalling a story about the time its patron had to run to its defense. The garden, designed by Japanese American artist Isamu...
  • Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating

    Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating
    Paintings that echo a half-century-old accusation. Photographs of forgotten corners of the L.A. landscape. The early work of a multimedia artist who fused film and dance. And a show that is all about roller skating. I’m currently running around...
  • L.A. theater openings, March 15-22: 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 15-22: 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' and more
    A Cockney flower girl gets an extreme makeover in "Pygmalion" at Pasadena Playhouse, Chance Theater heads down the rabbit hole with "Alice in Wonderland," and "Cinderella" is the belle of the ball at the Ahmanson. Daisy and Jordan’s Sunday...
  • Developer Wayne Ratkovich on revitalizing L.A.'s historic buildings

    Developer Wayne Ratkovich on revitalizing L.A.'s historic buildings
    One of the symbols on Los Angeles' official city seal is a stylized castle. Maybe it should appear with a wrecking ball hanging over it. Raze first, ask questions later has often been the drill with historic buildings. But the city, working with the Getty...
  • ‘Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage’ concert tour will boldly go in 2016

     
    “Star Trek” is coming to a concert hall near you. A symphonic tribute to the music from the legendary sci-fi […]...
  • A moment of silence, an outpouring of affection for Leonard Nimoy

     
    The death of Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the “Star Trek” TV and movie series, touched millions of lives […]...
  • Leonard Nimoy dies at 83: A look back at his life in pictures

     
    Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic “Star Trek” character Mr. Spock, died Friday in Bel-Air. The 83-year-old actor had end-stage […]...
  • 1960s Silver Lake home retains aesthetic of architect Raul Garduno

    1960s Silver Lake home retains aesthetic of architect Raul Garduno
    In a moment of exasperation, Ileene Bernard told her husband, Herb: "If we don't get this house, it's the last house that I'm going to look at for us." Herb now jokes that he "should have seized that opportunity" to halt their yearlong challenge of house-...
  • The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama

    The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama
    The Islamic State wants the global community to know that there's a new sheriff in town. So it wrecked a museum full of precious sculptures and on Thursday posted video of the vandalism on the Internet. At least, that's what their video wants you to...