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  • 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...
  • Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row

    Exploring culture, history, art along Tacoma's museum row
    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...
  • A photography exhibit at Westport Arts Center finds stark beauty in humanity's footprint on the land

    A photography exhibit at Westport Arts Center finds stark beauty in humanity's footprint on the land
    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...
  • 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...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • 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...
  • Simmons and Burke's 'You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth' at Kim Light/LightBox

    Simmons and Burke's 'You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth' at Kim Light/LightBox
    "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?...
  • Michael Eastman captures the eternal present at DNJ Gallery

    Michael Eastman captures the eternal present at DNJ Gallery
    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. This...
  • Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure

    Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure
    Looking In 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,...
  • 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...