| Apr 3, 2014
Without a doubt, California's poor and minority schoolchildren get more than their share of ineffective, unmotivated and demoralized teachers.
But are the state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs now under attack in a Los Angeles court...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Art talks typically don’t draw stadium concert-like crowds. On Monday night, however, almost 2,000 people crowded into downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre to hear filmmaker-actor-artist John Waters interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Variety took home more awards than any other news organization in any medium at the Los Angeles Press Club's SoCal Journalism Awards Sunday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
In its first year as a glossy weekly magazine, the publication won eight...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Soccer chickens, design and violence, data in culture, and the conflict over development at Bergamot Station. It's all in this week's Round-Up:
- Should data drive decisions about culture? Absolutely not, says just about everybody (except Eli Broad). ...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Welcome to Round-up: the once-a-week digest of interesting, important and just plain provocative arts and culture stories -- seasoned with bits of Web weirdness. Want to submit a link for consideration? Best bet is to tweet me.
- There is an Ai Weiwei...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or not...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
California voters — thankfully — will probably not have to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, which had the most funding and organized support of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The opening of the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles may have been pushed back to 2015, but its art-focused lecture series, “The Un-Private Collection,” is proceeding full steam ahead.
The series, which pairs contemporary artists from the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When the Broad contemporary art museum opens downtown next year, it will house not only nearly 2,000 pieces of art from the 1950s to the present, but a restaurant helmed by former French Laundry chef Timothy Hollingsworth that will be a cornerstone of a...
| Feb 9, 2014
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will unveil designs for a new plaza adjacent to the museum by architects Diller, Scofidio...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of postwar and contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will officially unveil plans for a new plaza adjacent to the Broad —...