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  • Book review: West Coast photo icons developed in Glendale

    Book review: West Coast photo icons developed in Glendale
    One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's groundbreaking study of modernist photo icons Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, thoroughly debunks this falsehood.
  • Theodore Kosloff cut a fouette figure

    Theodore Kosloff cut a fouette figure
    One hundred years ago, on May 19, 1909, Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes debuted in France and redefined dance for the 20th century. Toiling for le tout Paris in front of the hot footlights of the Théâtre du Châtelet were ballet superstars Vaslav Nijinsky...

    Rosella Hightower, American Indian ballet dancer, dies at 88

    Rosella Hightower, a prominent American Indian ballet dancer who rose to an illustrious career in the 1940s and 1950s and later started one of the premier dance schools in Europe, died overnight Nov. 3 at her home in Cannes, in the south of France. She...

    Yvonne Rainer is in her element again

    Yvonne Rainer is in her element again
    Back in the early 1970s, Yvonne Rainer was in the midst of a transition from postmodern dance maker to experimental film auteur. She still had all kinds of ideas for new dances, but she would jokingly send them to her friend, the choreographer Trisha...

    Paul Bohannan, 87; USC anthropologist researched Nigerian culture and American divorce

    Paul Bohannan, 87; USC anthropologist researched Nigerian culture and American divorce
    Paul Bohannan, the USC anthropologist who was the world's leading expert on the Tiv culture of Nigeria and who coined the phrase "the divorce industry" in his groundbreaking books on U.S. divorce, died July 13 at his home in Visalia, Calif. He was 87...