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Jack Davis dies at 91; Mad magazine artist and prolific illustrator

Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died. 

He died Wednesday morning, according to his son-in-law, Chris Lloyd. He passed away in St. Simons, Ga., of natural causes.

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A triumphal arch for the age of Amazon: Michael Parker's cardboard monument in San Pedro

In ancient Rome, important military victories were often commemorated with a triumphal arch — often a standalone structure that was wide enough and grand enough to allow a procession of soldiers to march through.

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In Burbank, Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' reimagined for a new generation

Reenvisioning “Twelfth Night” through millennial-tinted glasses, Coeurage Theatre Company’s revival in Burbank transposes Shakespeare’s plot and theme of cultural alienation into a contemporary fable about diversity and tolerance.

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How an L.A. designer set the stage for unity at the Democratic convention

There were moments during the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the boos rained down, when it seemed as if the party’s progressive and moderate wings were being held together with paper clips and baling wire.

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Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

The Getty Foundation is scheduled to announce its 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees on Thursday -- and the projects chosen are slightly more gender balanced than in years past. The nine recipients in nine countries include, for the first time since the initiative’s 2014 launch, two projects designed by women.

Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1072 on southern France’s Côte d’Azur will receive $200,000.

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L.A. theater openings, July 31-Aug. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

This week: A new drama about the financial industry, a bloody twist on a Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, and a Shakespeare classic in a sylvan setting.

Shakespeare by the Sea Locally touring productions of the Bard’s “Cymbeline” and “Othello.” Various locations; details at www.shakespearebythesea.org. Sunday through Aug. 20. Free. (310) 217-7596.

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