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  • Clare Grill paintings: Muted bits of memory, melancholy
    Clare Grill paintings: Muted bits of memory, melancholy

    A bittersweetness wafts through Clare Grill's work, a tenderness toward the irrecoverable past. The most affecting of her paintings at the Diane Rosenstein gallery seem worn by time, their textures and tones at a remove from the here and now.

  • Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend
    Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend

    A show that’s all about surf, a noise rock band downtown and an artist’s view of L.A. as told by installation. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is quiet, but there are still things to do. Here’s what we have in the Datebook:

  • 5 great places to eat in South L.A.
    5 great places to eat in South L.A.

    Ssome Angelenos don't venture east of La Brea. Similarly, many rarely make it south of the 10 Freeway. Those who head south of Rodeo Road on Crenshaw Boulevard are rewarded with smoky barbeque joints serving large helpings of greens and corn bread; island cuisine from Jamaica, Belize and...

  • Cognoscenti coffee cart moves to Chinatown
    Cognoscenti coffee cart moves to Chinatown

    After several months in residence at Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park, Jack Benchakul of Cognoscenti Coffee recently moved his coffee cart to Scoops Chinatown. Cognoscenti now offers coffee drinks at Scoops, the ice cream shop just a few doors down from Chego in the Far East Plaza, the same...

  • Odd Nerdrum at CoproGallery: Classical with a twist
    Odd Nerdrum at CoproGallery: Classical with a twist

    Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum famously obsesses over his large-scale, classical works, often repainting his canvases over and over again with the help of a small band of apprentices. Working in the Old Master style, his apprentices live and work with him, sometimes for years at a time,...

  • Home of the Day: Golf villa getaway by the sea
    Home of the Day: Golf villa getaway by the sea

    This villa residence, found along the sixth hole of the Links at Terranea in Rancho Palo Verdes, offers a enviable combination of coastal views and resort atmosphere. Designed by Barclay Butera, tailored interiors awash in soft palettes open onto a golf-front patio with ocean views. An inner...

  • Prosecutors decline to charge man allegedly beaten by LAPD
    Prosecutors decline to charge man allegedly beaten by LAPD

    Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to pursue a case against a man who was allegedly beaten by police while being held down by officers last month. 

  • Documenting the art of others
    Documenting the art of others

    Fredrik Nilsen photographs the art of others, an art in itself beyond the science and optics involved in achieving accurate documentation. Examples of his work in this vein, which contribute significantly to L.A.'s art historical record, form half of an oddly staged show at Downtown Photoroom.

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