| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Imagine a play by a contemporary American playwright examining the war in Afghanistan from the point of view of Taliban leaders grieving their losses.
This superhuman leap of sympathetic imagination is what Aeschylus achieved in his 472 BC...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:21 PM
When Joseph Horacek III looks at the "Starship Enterprise" — as he calls the mansion going up above his low-slung, Balinese-inspired contemporary in Bel-Air — visual pollution isn't his primary concern.
The veteran entertainment attorney...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:
“African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum.
Giddy Up, Lil’ Sunday! All-new sketch comedy show. The Groundlings...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The Getty Conservation Institute has announced that it is partnering with the Salk Institute in La Jolla to preserve a pillar of mid-20th century Modern architecture.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies was completed in 1965, the collaboration...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Ancient cave murals in India getting some needed cleanings, the architecture of America in a time of strife, a video game inspired by Gaza, dating advice from Ovid and L.A., L.A., L.A. — it seems everyone wants a piece of us. This, along with a...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Too often the Middle East is reduced to just that: the "Middle East" — a blanket term defining a large swath of territory in Western Asia and North Africa, a news-hour shorthand for territorial conflicts and civil unrest. But "Middle East" does...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The renowned choreographer Yvonne Rainer will present a new dance work at the Getty Center in Los Angeles this fall in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition "Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films" organized by the Getty Research Institute.
"The Concept of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Last week, I went on an art outing with my friend Jolie, a former docent from the Orange County Museum of Art.
She discussed the Getty Villa exhibits. I listened.
I may be a marathon runner, but Jolie walks my legs off. "My docent" is not particularly...