| Feb 3, 2011
| 10:36 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:53 AM
TACOMA, Wash. - This may be the time to stop teasing Tacoma.
The longtime home of the paper-mill-made "aroma" has blossomed into Seattle's cultural cousin to the south, with a museum district that just got a significant boost from the completion of the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Landscape: Scene / Re-seen
Through Sept. 2, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203) 222-7070, westportartscenter.org
Americans will take to the highways and skyways this summer in search of "unspoiled" landscape. And, while it may be...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2010
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...
| Feb 28, 2010
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...
| Sep 19, 2008
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" -- or so say the titles of Simmons and Burke's extravagant sound and image collages at Kim Light/LightBox. But would you want to, if this is what it looked like and sounded like, if this is how it made you feel?...
| Jun 20, 2008
Photographs keep a subject alive and at the same time mark its passing. The friction between a photograph's perpetual now and its memorial then can saturate an image with poignancy -- the reprieve of preservation tempering a wrenching sense of loss.
| Mar 15, 2009
Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition
Edited and with text
by Sarah Greenough
Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover
He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
| Nov 15, 2009
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.
| Apr 1, 2009
Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95.
The cause was...