| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Watching "Avatar," it's hard not to be struck by the utter strangeness of a fantastically complex high-tech movie that worships fervently at nature's mysterious altar. Digital primitivism is a peculiar faith, especially with 3-D glasses. Thirteen mostly...
| Feb 4, 2009
Good wine deals are out there
A selection of value recommendations from area retailers:
Gary Fishman, from Wally's Wine Merchant in Los Angeles: 2006 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Innisfree" (Napa Valley), $24.99. "A gem from a...
| Sep 20, 2008
COME ON DOWN, Stefan Lemperle says. Here, 13 feet under the ground, there's sunlight and fresh air, an open-to-the-sky patio with a rock-lined pond, a high-ceilinged lounge and a media room large enough to host dozens of friends.
Lemperle's new glass...
| Oct 26, 2008
A selective timeline of modern and contemporary art in the L.A. area
1927 Walter and Louise Arensberg, major patrons of Marcel Duchamp, move from New York to Los Angeles and install their trove of modern art and ethnic artifacts in a Hollywood house that...
| Mar 29, 2009
Here's how Lawrence Weschler sees it: "The world as it is," he writes in his 2004 collection of essays and reportage, "Vermeer in Bosnia," "is overdetermined: the web of all those interrelationships is dense to the point of saturation. . . . If I were...