| 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...
| Apr 22, 2008
| 2:50 PM
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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| Mar 29, 2009
About this time of year, everyone craves color. Enough of barren trees and the grime left behind after a snowy winter. Spirits are in dire need of uplifting after weeks of grim economic news. Everyone needs beauty, a shot of creativity, an injection of...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2005
LAST year, one of Canada's most prestigious museums approached the cartoonist Seth, whose work combines realistic, character-based storytelling with a muted, nostalgic visual style reminiscent of Edward Hopper, about a show of contemporary artists who use...
| May 24, 1987
Gore Vidal and History are on breezy first-name terms, but there is a trickle of irritation underneath. As mentor, Vidal has reservations about his protege.
In his fictional re-creations of our nation's political life--"Burr," "Lincoln," "1876,"...