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  • Oscar-nominated hair and makeup artists make bad look good

     Oscar-nominated hair and makeup artists make bad look good
    This year's Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling worked on three very different movies but they did have one thing in common: a knack for making healthy young actors look significantly closer to death. Using everything from detailed prosthetics...
  • Review: Santa Barbara Museum of Art makes room for Stuart and Aycock

    Review: Santa Barbara Museum of Art makes room for Stuart and Aycock
    SANTA BARBARA — Michelle Stuart and Alice Aycock are very different artists. Stuart is a kind of cartographer, mapping not just the land but our intimate experience of it. Aycock is more literary, transforming familiar themes like the intrusion of...
  • Review: '#sweetjane' fuses art, a horrific crime to powerful effect

     Review: '#sweetjane' fuses art, a horrific crime to powerful effect
    "#sweetjane," the newest group of drawings, video and installations by artist Andrea Bowers, takes as its emotionally wrenching subject a widely reported 2012 news story. A drunken 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, was raped after a raucous party by...
  • reFramed: In conversation with photographer William Albert Allard

     
    William Albert Allard has contributed to National Geographic Society magazine stories and books as a photographer and writer since 1964. Considered one of color photography's most celebrated pioneers, Allard is a former contributor to Magnum Photos and...
  • Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction

    Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction
    A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist. A Bacon triptych...
  • Stanley Grinstein dies at 86; unlikely L.A. arts patron

     Stanley Grinstein dies at 86; unlikely L.A. arts patron
    Stanley Grinstein, who played a pivotal role in the art scene in Los Angeles as it was evolving in the 1960s and '70s, was an unlikely candidate for that role. He was not an artist or even, at the beginning, a collector. He was in the forklift business...
  • Shannon Studstill is helping lead female charge in video game field

    Shannon Studstill is helping lead female charge in video game field
    As a child, Shannon Studstill sold gum to her classmates to finance her weekly trips to the video game arcade. That early investment in "Pac-Man" and "Defender" would pay huge dividends. Studstill, one of the most powerful women in the male-...
  • Oscars 2014: The video art in '12 Years a Slave'

    Oscars 2014: The video art in '12 Years a Slave'
    The most devastating scene in “12 Years a Slave” – a movie filled to the brim with devastating scenes, and one that rightly won the Best Picture Oscar at Sunday night’s Academy Awards – comes near the end. It speaks of...
  • Review: 'Take It or Leave It' reflects time of choice in the '80s

     Review: 'Take It or Leave It' reflects time of choice in the '80s
    Remember the 1980s? Art museums are starting to. Now that a full generation has passed, curators have some historical distance on that time, when so much changed in American art and American life. Last year, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art did a...
  • Review: 'Tea and Morphine' a potent mix

    Review: 'Tea and Morphine' a potent mix
    Forget about tea and sympathy. How about tea and morphine? Each of the opium wars launched by France and Britain in 19th century China was less a war on drugs than a war for drugs. The imperialist adventurers were after tea and morphine, and they got...
  • A turning point for Leimert Park Village

    A turning point for Leimert Park Village
    At the Sunday drum circle at Leimert Park, the hypnotic beat of African drums breathes life into the neighborhood. Artists showcase their work. Vendors hawk clothes, soap and incense. It almost feels like nothing has changed in the 20 years since this...