| Jun 13, 2011
As a European filmmaker, Woody Allen has worked in England, Spain and now France, where his new movie, "Midnight in Paris," serves as a love letter to that city. Next up on his cinematic map will be Rome.
Allen is a long way from the overly familiar...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Everything was going just fine. Work is going well, both for me and the wife. The kids are as happy and healthy as two twitchy, frustrating mutant life forms can be — able to bathe and entertain themselves with some semblance of independence.
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and active military....
| Jan 8, 2011
When the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors in January 1936, there wasn't much for people to see.
Much of its fledging collection reflected the taste and generosity of Virginia Judge John Barton Payne, whose seminal gift of 50 artworks in 1919...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:35 PM
For people who believe that "mall" is a four-letter word, it's a coup to get all of your Christmas shopping done without leaving Laguna Beach.
To that end, I thought it might be useful to give you my Top 10 list of suggested unique gifts found only in...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:53 PM
It’s a crime against art!
No, we’re not talking about Bjork`s latest music video or the jerk in Houston who recently spray-painted a priceless Picasso.
The latest target: a Salvador Dali painting called 'Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio'.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 8:34 AM
MANHATTAN, New York -- A Salvador Dali painting stolen from a Manhattan art gallery last week has been returned to the United States, New York police said.
The 1949 painting "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio" was taken June 19 from the Venus Over Manhattan...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Recovering stolen masterpieces can sometimes take years of police sleuthing. But in the case of a recently pilfered Salvador Dali painting, a resolution has come swiftly, if somewhat mysteriously.
Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio" was recently mailed...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It's not that I didn't want a puppy. Just that I was reluctant, concerned about the responsibility and nightly barking. And available space in our ever-shrinking house. And the mess. And what would happen if it ever got out the front door and into the...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Despite the high regard in which his namesake museum is held, Walter P. Chrysler Jr. didn't always have it so good when it came to his standing among other art collectors.
Back-handed compliments were routine for this adventurous connoisseur —...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Former New Yorker Lisa Aslanian spent 20 years in academia, studying, lecturing on and admiring contemporary art by women until deciding to embark on a new journey by opening The George Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The gallery — the only one in the...