| Feb 7, 2007
I can't believe it. At 8 o'clock on a Friday night, four of us are the sole guests at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, the new restaurant at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Twenty minutes later, two tables are filled. Total. Considering...
| Jan 28, 2009
Sometimes when I make a grilled cheese sandwich, I deliberately load the bread with far more cheese than it can handle, knowing full well that as the sandwich cooks, the cheddar or Emmentaler will inevitably spill over the sides and undergo its...
| Jun 1, 2008
At the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, the white noise of 21st century life recedes as a Lexus hybrid SUV quietly carries visitors to their rooms, a collection of cottages that nestle along redwood-lined cliffs overlooking the Pacific. The cottages--"...
| May 31, 2008
As you stroll through the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, images of guns confront you, including Andy Warhol's hip-swiveling, gun-slinging "Elvis," Chris Burden's Los Angeles policemen and the gun-brandishing fascist thugs of Leon Golub. And there are...
| Jun 4, 2008
The e-mail from a reader was unequivocal. "In all my visits to museums and galleries around the world," it said, "I have never seen an armed guard."
By startling contrast, a show of force is inescapable at the newest addition to the Los Angeles County...
| Aug 2, 2008
FIVE DECADES AGO a young architect made his pitch to Norman Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times: Build a suburban house that embodied forward-thinking design. Make it affordable for a middle-class family. Then document the process in the...
| Jul 19, 2009
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood.
"When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:35 PM
EVANSTON, Ill. — Three new exhibitions and related educational programs at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art this spring demonstrate the museum’s …...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 6:02 AM
At first glance, the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair looks like a low-wattage shindig.
To the casual observer, the occasional gallery visitor, names like Barbara Takenaga, Deborah Kass and Madeleine Keesing have little resonance. That's because few...
| Jun 12, 2010
NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom.
The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 6:47 PM
In celebration of "Pacific Standard Time," the regional art program showcasing Southern California's contribution to art from 1945 to 1980, Tiffany & Co. at South Coast Plaza, led by group director Michael Botsko, has joined forces with major arts...