| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At long-ago gatherings of Los Angeles historians, Ernest Marquez was simultaneously impressed and dismayed to meet people who knew more about his rancho ancestors than he did.
A curator from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History could...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour.
The mansion's $1....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The idea of a headphone opera was hatched over drinks at a downtown Mexican bar.
The production design was partly inspired by flash mobs and silent disco. And the setting won't be a proscenium theater, but the majestically melancholy Union Station train...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon.
The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The crimson-haired woman makes sure to offer snacks to each person entering the room. She's seated at the end, next to a carved marble fireplace that doesn't entirely match the rest of the neutral corporate décor.
It used to be different here. "It was a...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The day after our first date, I received a letter grade. "A+," she texted.
We had gone from the Internet to real life in two days, and one 10-hour first date had me hooked. I actually had been hooked hours before when nearing 2 a.m. she was in the midst...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture.
It was just...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Modernist tract homes designed by California developer Joseph Eichler feature light-filled interiors courtesy of atriums and expansive walls of glass, but the street-facing facades are often closed off like a fortress.
"I think a lot about how our...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
During their 17-year creative partnership, Tina Kronis and Richard Alger of L.A.-based Theatre Movement Bazaar have drawn a receptive global audience to their audacious, rip-it-up, ensemble-based remixes of classic Chekhov.
"Anton's Uncles," their...