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  • Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai

    Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai
    At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye. "The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
  • The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show

    The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show
    Depictions of torture in hell, a graceful screen of mountains that feels contemporary and a snarling lion holding a mirror that reflects your misdeeds. The L.A. County Museum of Art's exhibition "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon...
  • Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists

    Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists
    An Indiana law is "irrational" and "absurd" for allowing Satanists to perform legal marriages while making it a crime for Buddhists and humanists to do the same, a federal appeals court said this week. It's been a rough few months for state marriage...
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107
    Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.
    When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But the trappings of his life would not always be so simple. At centers he...
  • In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

    A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone...
  • LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation

     LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation
    How remarkable that a simple piece of undecorated, fired white clay can be a riveting work of art. Yet there it is, beckoning quietly from a vitrine near the start of "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910." The large...
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'

    Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'
    Words and music are stuck with each other. Like it or not, they have to get along. Untrusting of only our ears, we attempt to understand music through words. Words, in song, challenge music to give them new consequence. And, in great writing, words...
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...