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Architecture's highest honor goes to a Spanish trio, with a nod to the forces that gave rise to Brexit and Trump

In a surprising choice that also seems a pointed response to globalization and the contemporary political climate — last year’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in particular — three architects from the Catalonia region of Spain have been named the joint winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize.

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'God Looked Away,' and so should you: Why Al Pacino's play falls so short of expectations

The reason you haven’t read a review in The Times of “God Looked Away,” the new play by Dotson Rader at the Pasadena Playhouse in which Al Pacino plays Tennessee Williams at the inebriated end of his faltering playwriting career, is that critics haven’t been invited to see the show.

Billed as the theater’s inaugural PlayWorks Development production, “God Looked Away” is still a work in progress.

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Getty acquires trove of work by 17 influential photographers
Alan Hergott and Curt Shepard gift MOCA 22 key works exploring gender and queer identity
L.A. Phil's 2017-18 season will build bridges, Dudamel says

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce its 2017-18 lineup Tuesday, and in offering a sneak peek of the season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel said if there is a theme, it is diversity — in cultures, in artists and in the music itself.

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After all the crazy Oscar drama live onstage, one idea endures: the power of empathy

And the winner actually is …

The final-act confusion over the best picture award that had movie moguls staggering out of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood after Sunday’s Academy Awards was a fitting conclusion to a show that had been pulling off a more artful bait-and-switch all night.

The expectation was that Hollywood would slam President Trump as it had done throughout the awards season.

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