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  • Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

    Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy
    When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
  • 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 ...
  • Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides

    Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides
    Visceral video pieces about secrets, a show devoted to the ways in which man is contending with rising seas, and a photographer who takes on L.A.’s bus system. Plus: an anniversary show and a video about hallways. It’s all happening in L.A....
  • Virginia Beach convenience store robbed

    Virginia Beach convenience store robbed
    A Virginia Beach convenience store was robbed Thursday night, and police are looking for two men believed to be involved, police said. The robbery happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Getty Mart at 401 Green Meadows Drive, where two men with handguns...
  • Getty hires new top fundraiser after early efforts show modest results

    Getty hires new top fundraiser after early efforts show modest results
    The J. Paul Getty Trust is plugging a fresh executive into what's perhaps the art world's most counterintuitive job: getting rich folks, corporations and charitable foundations to make big cash donations to an organization that already sits on a pile of...
  • Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions

    Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions
    Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air? When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated...
  • Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody

    Major L.A. art heist: 3 paintings still missing, man in custody
    Nine paintings stolen in 2008 in one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history were displayed Friday as authorities solicited help in locating three more paintings that have yet to be recovered. A joint investigation by art crime units at the Los...
  • New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty

    New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty
    France wasn’t the only European country to experience a New Wave in filmmaking in the 1960s. This weekend, the J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting “Czech Film and the Prague Spring,” a series complementing the current exhibition on the...
  • Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art

    Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art
    The oddly intangible installations of a French conceptualist at LACMA, the art and propaganda of World War I at the Getty Center and the abstracted desert plants of influential photographer Richard Misrach at Marc Selwyn. Plus: paintings on found paper at...
  • Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky

    Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky
    Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
  • Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend

    Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend
    A show that’s all about surf, a noise rock band downtown and an artist’s view of L.A. as told by installation. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is quiet, but there are still things to do. Here’s what we have in the Datebook: “...