| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year’s honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art’s Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday.
The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:46 AM
In the decade since its founding, the International Contemporary Ensemble has become essential. The flexible collective of 33 musicians is likely the most accomplished new music group in New York, and it makes a significant contribution toward keeping the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:25 AM
One of Stephen King's most enduring works is "The Shining," due in part to the film by Stanley Kubrick. Although the film strayed somewhat from the book, both told the terrifying story of a man who moves his family to a remote, empty resort when he...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Another day, another James Franco art project.
On Wednesday, Vice Media posted the multi-hyphenate renaissance man’s impressionistic 15-minute film “La Passione” to its website (see below). Presented by Gucci -- the global luxury...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:07 AM
"Kubrick and Co.," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's tribute film series to its expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition comes to a close this weekend. The exhibition also closes its doors on Sunday.
The series looks at key films in the maverick...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:58 AM
David Bowie, the art museum exhibition, is due to open March 23 for a four-month run at London’s venerable Victoria and Albert Museum.
For art-world purists who decry the trend toward celebrity-driven programming -- something not unheard of at L....
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:01 PM
It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films.
"I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's how a lot of us got hooked on movies in the first place. When I was 8 or 9 I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 70 mm in Milwaukee with my mother. My memory's fuzzy on the particulars but I recall asking so many questions about the obelisk on the drive...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It may not be on many art-world purists' list of must-see exhibitions for the year, but the upcoming show devoted to rock star David Bowie at London's Victoria and Albert Museum is proving to be a popular hit, with a reported 50,000 advance tickets sold....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:17 PM
“French historical reenactment” might not automatically sound like an exciting day out, but fighters dressed as gladiators pummeling each other into submission for real? Let's just say this could be the most visceral history lesson you'll ever...