| Nov 15, 2012
"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness" was a favorite Chinese proverb of the late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. Photographer James Balog must have taken that to heart as he noticed changes to the wild world he documents,...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:43 PM
It's the art world, Charlie Brown.
When Scott Minerd began compiling "Peanuts" memorabilia a decade ago, he did it on a small scale. By the time he prepared his collection for its first-ever public showing, which will open Wednesday at the Laguna...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:42 PM
My idea of a boat is a kayak, so that is the boat I own.
As I tool around Huntington Harbour during spring and summer, I still marvel at the many yachts that dwarf my blue plastic Ocean Kayak, so I was pleased to accept an invitation to ride in the...
| Jun 6, 2011
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will open the musical, “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” this Friday, June 10. The classic comic book, “Peanuts”, characters, created by Charles M. Schulz, come to life in this musical...
| Sep 1, 2011
Margaret Gray reviews "Dog Sees God..." at the Lyric Hyperion Theater....
| Oct 6, 2011
The Arts on TV: Isabella Rossellini; Alan Menken; 'Limelight'; Work of Art: The Next Great Artist...
| Nov 5, 2011
Andy Rooney's death Friday at 92 so shortly after his final appearance on CBS' "60 Minutes" reminds me of how "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz died in February, 2000, at age 77, shortly after he'd announced his retirementand on the same......