Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
Essential Arts & Culture: Parsing Measure S, 'Fun Home' inspires genuflection, SCI-Arc goes to Mexico

The battle over the Los Angeles skyline. The award-winning show inspired by a singular graphic memoir. And “Salome” at 30. Plus: SCI-Arc in Mexico City, Oscar-nominated films that emerged from important plays, and a longtime curator leaves the downtown gallery he helped establish. I’m Carolina A.

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Curator Paul Schimmel departs Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles

Paul Schimmel, the longtime Los Angeles curator best known for his defining tenure as the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, has departed Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the downtown gallery he helped establish in spring 2016. The gallery functioned as the Los Angeles outpost of the European gallery Hauser & Wirth, which has locations in London and New York.

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As Trump aims to build a wall, Los Angeles architecture school SCI-Arc builds bridges to Mexico

A young architecture student pulls up a rendering of a triangular city block on a projector in an unassuming office space at the edge of Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez district.

“The best corner is occupied by a McDonald’s,” he says, gesturing at the schematic on the screen. “I would start by demolishing the McDonald’s.”

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Datebook: A sprawling desert biennial, African art that captures life's transitions, a key Mono-ha artist
Artist tattoos, 'Teen Angels' and writers in performance: 8 things to see at the 2017 L.A. Art Book Fair
How Elvish, comics and rowdy astrophysicists helped Eric Heisserer write 'Arrival's' Oscar-nominated script