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  • Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'

     Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'
    The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...
  • Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica

    Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica
    A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...
  • Roman Empire's 'Ancient Luxury' shows timeless appeal at Getty Villa

    Roman Empire's 'Ancient Luxury' shows timeless appeal at Getty Villa
    Ancient Roman general (and later emperor) Vitellius was said to have financed an entire military campaign by selling one of his mother's pearl earrings. Back in the first century A.D., the Queen of Gems was a rarity, expensive and reserved exclusively for...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 26, 2015

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News starts off with our coverage of the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards backstage and on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. New York: People in the Northeast brace for the incoming blizzard. Los Angeles: A...
  • Suspicious package near L.A. mayor's home was suitcase with clothes

    Suspicious package near L.A. mayor's home was suitcase with clothes
    A suspicious package found Monday near the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was merely a suitcase with clothes, authorities said. The scene at the corner of 6th Street and Irving Boulevard -- mere feet from the Getty House, the mayor's official...
  • How the lauded John C. Whitehead (RIP) helped crater the Getty's endowment

    How the lauded John C. Whitehead (RIP) helped crater the Getty's endowment
    Former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman John C. Whitehead has been getting a very adulatory sendoff in the obituary columns since his death on Saturday at the age of 92. The obits mention his "moral compass," his leadership of numerous philanthropies, his role...
  • What's inside the $150,000 2015 Oscar gift basket?

    What's inside the $150,000 2015 Oscar gift basket?
    This year's Oscar losers might not take home a golden trophy, but at least they'll enjoy their new sonic toothbrushes and some eco-friendly underwear.  This year's $150,000 swag bags of preposterous, only-in-Hollywood nonsense have been packed tight,...
  • Getty Institute helps save China's Mogao Grottoes from tourism's impact

    Hewn by hand out of a cliff face in the Gobi Desert starting about 1,700 years ago, China's most spectacular cache of Buddhist caves has endured countless assaults over the centuries — earthquakes and floods, plundering foreign explorers and even...
  • Happy Holidays from the High & Low!

    Happy Holidays from the High & Low!
    Well, it's been quite a year. I managed to get myself hired by the L.A. Times. I got to write stories about art and race, a desert swimming pool, kitties that aren't cats, an artist who made a building-sized sugar sculpture, a historic Indian jacket, an ...
  • Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014

    Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014
    These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public: "Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris,...
  • Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014

    Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014
    Recently I visited six prominent art museums in two states (Texas and Ohio) and saw a wide variety of rewarding special exhibitions and exceptional permanent collections. Aside from individual works of art, which included some of the most important...