| Jul 28, 2010
Love is a condition of life that rewards all the virtues, except moderation.
Thus, our enduring fascination with the compelling and tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and the late Richard Burton. Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger are the...
| Jul 25, 2010
Encompassing items such as fold-up motorcycles and an earthquake readiness program assembled in a city park from cardboard boxes, " California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction" takes a look at how practitioners of industrial design, fashion, graphics,...
| Apr 14, 2011
Before Chasen's and the Brown Derby, way before Sam Nazarian or even Wolfgang Puck, the first restaurant guy who catered to Hollywood was Adolph "Eddie" Brandstatter. He had the "Brandstatter touch": one part dapper European suavity — he brought a...
| Jul 25, 2010
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...
| Sep 19, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Black Clock Issue 12 Launch: Contributors to Issue 12 of the Los Angeles-based literary magazine — "The Sports Issue" — will read their work. Participants include authors Richard Rayner,...
| Aug 22, 2010
This Must Be the Place
Henry Holt: 354 pp., $25
During his lifetime, the artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell established a celebrated career by creating shadow boxes filled with eclectic assemblages of random objects that...
| Aug 22, 2010
An Earthly Cosmology
Pantheon: 310 pp., $26.95
David Abram's first book, "The Spell of the Sensuous," was one of those rare, mind-altering books (an Aldous Huxley or Hermann Hesse on the literary Richter scale — and...
| Aug 24, 2010
In a move that adds another contemporary art museum to the city's busy art scene, Eli Broad announced formally Monday that he would build his Broad Collection museum downtown and chose a blue-chip New York architecture firm to design it.
By choosing to...
| Nov 25, 2010
It's easy enough to freehand your way into a decent bottle of limoncello. All you need is a generous handful of lemon zest, a neutral spirit, some sugar and a couple of days of infusing patience. But to Ventura Limoncello's co-owner James Carling,...
| Aug 15, 2010
Red Hook Road
Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95
Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...
| Jul 29, 2010
Ye Coach &Horses, the Sunset Boulevard juke joint near Curson Avenue that has been in business for more than 70 years, is being evicted by its landlord and neighbor, Samuel French bookstore. The eviction notice, which was delivered July 1 and requires...