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  • PST, A to Z: 'Identity and Affirmation' at CSUN Art Galleries

     
    Pacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is......
  • Getty gets NEH grant to organize huge contemporary art archive

     
    The Getty Research Institute has received a $230,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help it organize a huge archive on modern and contemporary art that it acquired last summer. The NEH announced $17 million in grants, including $1.4...
  • What Patti Smith and Neil Young won't be doing at BEA

     
    An encore of the stunning 1996 performance by Neil Young and Patti Smith is probably too much to hope for from their upcoming discussion together at BEA....
  • IMAGE: XY FACTOR Defiant One

     
    Menswear styles come and go, but the iconic Schott Perfecto lives to tell...
  • Pictures of a punk poet: Patti Smith's photographer tells story behind the still images

     
    It was 1969 when Judy Linn, a recent college graduate fascinated with photography and living in New York City, met a struggling young poet. Linn says she was obsessed by the medium, and her new friend was obsessed with being......
  • What's the secret of 'The Power'? Bestsellers for Sept. 12, 2010

     
    I don't know what the secret of "The Secret" is, but I know that the book's popularity has driven author Rhonda Byrne's new book, "The Power," to the top of our nonfiction bestseller list. "Rhonda Byrne reveals the single greatest......
  • Bestsellers, Sept 26: The girl with the Franzen tattoo?

     
    Jonathan Franzen and his new novel, "Freedom," top our fiction bestseller list for the third week running, keeping perennial bestseller Stieg Larsson at bay. Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is doing fine -- "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is at......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers: Surf's up!

     
    If there was any doubt that Southern California is surf country (was there?), the fact that "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean" debuts at No. 2 on our hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this......
  • National Book Award finalists announced: No Franzen

     
    The National Book Award finalists announcement Wednesday morning in Savannah, Ga., contained one major surprise: The acclaimed bestselling novel by Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom," failed to make the list. Author Pat Conroy read out the five finalists in four...
  • Gay desire and American art

     
    In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. The banning made the...
  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,......