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The dilapidated bleachers at Marshall High School in Silver Lake have been in such a sorry state for so long, I stopped noticing until recently, when I saw a grandfather teeter as he stepped over a sinkhole in the floorboards. That made me really look...
The seductive new Century City restaurant Hinoki & the Bird, reviewed by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold last week, conveys a dark intensity. But take a closer look at some of the interior details and you’ll find a degree of playfulness....
SICILY, Italy — Two years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum ended a lengthy dispute with Italian cultural authorities by returning a towering limestone and marble statue of a Greek goddess to Sicily. The sculpture is now the pride of the relatively...
Tags: The Getty, Arts, Environmental Issues, Sculpture, Rome (Italy)
Dutch artist Petra Schilder’s exhibition at Carter & Citizen revitalizes a mostly bygone way of life. In the intimate gallery, Schilder has painstakingly constructed a replica of a Dutch smuiger, or fireplace, out of hand-painted ceramic tiles....
Tags: Museum Dioramas, Arts, Museums, Arts and Culture
For proof that Modernism still spins it magic, witness the crowds that descended upon the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale last weekend. Though final attendance numbers wouldn't be available until after Modernism Week ends this Sunday, the design...
Tags: Material Science, Joan Fontaine, Greta Garbo
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the postprandial fatigue of the Thanksgiving meal gives way to the adrenaline rush of the holiday shopping season, those hitting the streets are likely to notice a whole new crop of bricks-and-mortar stores that weren't there during the last candy-...
Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89. A...
Pity Pershing Square. It’s been put through more makeovers than Joan Rivers, and the results haven’t been nearly as presentable. Other cities brag about their urban parks. Ours -- except for the big glamor-pusses like Griffith Park -- we...
Tags: Surgery, Reyes, Entertainment, World War I (1914-1918), Music
Barbara Walters is going to be off "The View" for another three weeks or so, the veteran newswoman said in a call to the show Wednesday. She also shed light on her recent fall, and revealed how she got chicken pox. "What happened was that I had a...
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life. For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
L.A. NOWPolice are trying to identify the body of a man who was found in newly poured concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business....
L.A. NOWPolice believe a man whose body was found in newly poured concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business was killed by an associate. The body was discovered Sunday at a heating and air conditioning business after Whittier police, who patrol......
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