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Essential Arts & Culture: L.A. after the riots, a stirring Beethoven concert, controversial Carl Andre

Culture and the Los Angeles riots. Carl Andre’s controversial show at MOCA. And Jeffrey Kahane’s galvanizing rendition of Beethoven. I’m Carolina A.

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Little Red Ridinghood of Korean-Finnish descent? Actress sees 'Woods' part as a 'huge victory'
Prohibition, Soviet style: Propaganda posters from the 1980s
For the late L.A. architect Paul R. Williams, national honor overlaps with a bleak anniversary

At its annual convention this weekend in Orlando, Fla., the American Institute of Architects will give a posthumous Gold Medal, its highest honor, to the Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams. Williams, who died at 85 in 1980, is the first African American architect to win the award.

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Of the 63 people killed during '92 riots, 23 deaths remain unsolved — artist Jeff Beall is mapping where they fell
Laurie Metcalf in 'Doll's House, Part 2': An acting marvel in one of the year's best plays

“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” which is receiving its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, had its Broadway opening on Thursday at the Golden Theatre in a separate production confirming that Lucas Hnath has written one of the year’s best plays.

Sam Gold’s production resembles in its tasteful austerity Shelley Butler’s slightly more posh West Coast staging.

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