| Nov 27, 2009
Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo.
Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
| Dec 12, 2009
With his plus-four knickers, button nose and "squiff" hairdo, Tintin ranks as one of the most recognizable and best-loved characters in comics. However, his creator, Georges "Hergé" Remi (1907-83), remains "an elusive figure," as Pierre Assouline notes in...
| Apr 25, 2010
Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, an Italian collector of American art whose cache of paintings and sculptures by Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and others legitimized the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died....
| Nov 8, 2009
The financial chickens came home to roost at the Museum of Contemporary Art a year ago, but on the eve of what's being dubbed "MOCA New," a 30th-anniversary celebration centering on the museum's biggest exhibition ever -- drawn almost entirely from its...
| Feb 27, 2010
Ernst Beyeler, whose early eye for undervalued Picassos and Impressionists helped him assemble one of Europe's most famous art collections, has died, his Beyeler Foundation said. He was 88.
FOR THE RECORD:
Ernst Beyeler obituary: The...
| Jan 18, 2009
Money makes the world go 'round, and we now realize that when the force isn't with us, things can come to a screeching halt. Artist Robert Dowd was well aware of the power and glory of money, and during the 1960s he was "making" it after his own fashion...
| Apr 22, 2008
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Not every student in line at the University of Redlands cafeteria was ready for self-sacrifice to save the planet.
"No hamburger patties?" asked an incredulous football player, repeating the words of the grill cook. He glowered at the posted sign:...
| Nov 1, 2008
If Hollywood had true royalty, Tori Spelling -- the daughter of Candy Spelling and the late Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling -- would be its reigning princess. And the princess is switching castles.
Spelling just bought a Tuscan-style villa in Encino...
| Jan 11, 2009
Washington is steeling itself for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20. Hotels have long sold out, and space on residents' floors is going by the square foot.
But visitors have reason to be excited. They'll be on hand for a historic...
| Apr 25, 2010
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On each of three consecutive days in early April 1985, I spent three intense hours holed up in a Sunset Strip hotel suite overlooking the hazy Los Angeles basin with a tape recorder, a stack of blank cassettes, a sheaf......
| Apr 26, 2010
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Change of tune: High school choir members say they're now seen as cool thanks to Fox's hit series "Glee." (Boston Globe) Branching out: Not only is Decca Broadway set to release the original cast recording for "The Addams Family" in......