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  • John Cheever Biography Review: John Cheever's Nobel Struggle

    Blake Bailey does not make it easy for the casual reader of his gargantuan John Cheever biography. But those who persevere will be rewarded with a compelling portrait of a complicated and tortured author, some of whose stories are among the best ever...
  • Bio: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers belong to a special class of artists, a class comprised of those few acts that have sustained decades-long careers despite the restlessness of popular music's audience. The Heartbreakers' tours are among the most successful...
  • When it paid to photograph hard truth

    When it paid to photograph hard truth
    < The 10 photographers in "Engaged Observers," opening June 29 at the Getty Museum, are at once storytellers, witnesses, advocates for justice, investigative journalists, consciousness raisers, evidence gatherers and educators. They're also something...
  • Did David Burdeny copy Sze Tsung Leong's photographs?

    Did David Burdeny copy Sze Tsung Leong's photographs?
    It seems like something out of a Charlie Kaufman film. Last month, the New York-based photographer Sze Tsung Leong was on location in La Paz, Bolivia, when he received a phone message from his New York gallerist, Yossi Milo. It had come to Milo's...
  • LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement

    LACMA traces photography's New Topographics movement
    No one disputes that the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" was a landmark show. Attendance at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., wasn't huge, and the presentation didn't introduce any unknown talent. But...
  • Black History Month movie: 'Intruder in the Dust'

    Hollywood never provided a richer picture of the Jim Crow South than Clarence Brown's "Intruder in the Dust," a fresh, inspired adaptation of William Faulkner's 1948 novel. It's not a message movie about racial injustice. It's about the American...
  • Art review: Zaki at Steve Turner Contemporary

     
    Steve Turner Contemporary inaugurates the program it's calling "Artists Select" with the show "Nothing New: Amir Zaki Selects Vintage Photographs of Southern California, 1870-1950." The series will draw from local private collections, with contemporary...