| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:22 PM
The public radio series "Selected Shorts" will be at the J. Paul Getty Museum this weekend for live food-themed performances by celebrity readers.
Robert Sean Leonard will host the "Drama at Dinner" series and lead a cast that includes Jane Kaczmarek,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there."
Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country — the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills — is on the market again.
Unlike other commercial properties across Southern California that have seen major long-stalled...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock's "Mural."
March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy."
The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold.
The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:42 PM
What had been planned by the MAK in Vienna as a major retrospective of Austrian architect Hans Hollein will now also serve as a posthumous tribute. Hollein died last week, less than a month after celebrating his 80th birthday.
Curated by Wilfried Kuhn...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- As D.C. insiders fanned out at more than a dozen parties in advance to this year's White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, the talk has been of who isn't here -- the unending parade of celebrities who usually help produce any number of...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Beautiful and terrifying, the painting hangs in the foyer of Cheech Marin's oceanside home. It depicts a car crash on the upper deck of an L.A. freeway, an appallingly seductive vision of maimed metal erupting into fauvist-tinted fireballs.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed...