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David Geffen

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  • Brain scans, the new snake oil

    In an Op-Ed piece in the Dec. 5 L.A. Times, self-proclaimed "neuropsychiatrist and brain-imaging expert" Daniel G. Amen attempts to convince us that "three of the last four presidents have shown clear brain pathology." Starting with Ronald Reagan's...
  • Museums can't compete

    Art museums exist to acquire and treasure important works for the benefit of you and me. Exhibitions, education and scholarship are all essential, of course. But those activities derive from art museums' primary function -- collecting works that deeply...
  • Charles Gwathmey dies at 71; architect known for modernist home designs

    Charles Gwathmey, an architect known for his influential modernist home designs and famous clients, has died. He was 71. Gwathmey died of cancer Monday in Manhattan, said his stepson, Eric Steel. The architect formed the firm of Gwathmey Siegel &...
  • L.A.'s screening gems

    Perhaps the only people who brag more about their illustrious alumni than Ivy Leaguers are the deans of film schools. At USC, the names dropped are Robert Zemeckis, Jay Roach, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. UCLA proudly lists Francis Ford Coppola, Gore...
  • Why your 50 cents for The Times is the best bargain in the world

    Way back in my cub days at the Oakland Tribune, the paper I read growing up, I learned to check the bulletin board every day to see who the owner was. We had four of them in six years, and a wise man would have known then to leave journalism for dry-...
  • Pals rally for Quentin

     
    As the Oscar derby enters its home stretch, pals of Quentin Tarantino are toasting his success. William Morris Endeavor agent Ari Emanuel threw a glam dinner party at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Friday night. Attendees included Charlize Theron, Tim...
  • 'Family Guy': Valentine's Day

     
    Ah, St. Valentine’s Day. That special time of year that we celebrate a composite of three different Roman martyrs with signs of love, a tradition based off a poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer to celebrate the first anniversary of the......
  • BRAND X Files: Carly Simon reveals the subject of 'You're So Vain.' NOT who you might think.

     
    Carly Simon reveals the subject of 'You're So Vain': David Geffen. Subjects of the song's stinging lyrics were rumored to be James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Mick Jagger or Warren Beatty. Nope, says Simon, it's about openly gay media mogul David Geffen....
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' DVD in 2-D | Rock and Roll Hall of Famers | 'Boardwalk Empire' bows promo

     
    • A 2-D DVD and Blu-ray release of "Avatar" has been announced for April 22 by Fox. That just happens to be the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which coincides nicely with the eco-friendly message of the film. Buzz is that the studio will re-release...
  • SoCal billionaires plentiful, but most are not known for giving big sums to the arts*

     
    What do the arts need to thrive? Well, apart from talented, creative and inspired artists, impresarios to give them a forum and arts-appreciators to enjoy the results, the arts mainly need rich people. Which brings us to Forbes magazine's annual......
  • Critic's Notebook: MOCA's complicated choice of a new director

     
    Why does the Museum of Contemporary Art’s board of trustees dislike art museums? That’s the uncomfortable question hanging in the air as the nation’s premier contemporary art museum names Jeffrey Deitch, 57, its fourth director in 30 years. In...