| Sep 23, 2007
More than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
| Jul 20, 2008
About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
| Oct 3, 2009
Robert Hughes scored on a 1-yard run in overtime and Notre Dame broke up a fourth-down pass near the end zone on the final play to help the Fighting Irish to a 37-30 victory Saturday.
Jake Locker threw a pass toward D'Andre Goodwin on fourth-and-19 on...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 3:46 PM
A fascinating conversation with legendary art critic and social commentator Robert Hughes, who opines about the state of art criticism, modern art, and popular culture. Hughes' latest book is Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir. (10/31/06)
Robert Hughes (81:...
| Oct 23, 2009
Notre Dame simply will not comply with the faint of heart, flirting with oblivion on yet another Saturday, participating in yet another hair-raising, fourth-quarter finish.
And Notre Dame survived yet again, teetering on the edge of disaster before...
| Oct 31, 2009
Jimmy Clausen wandered the Notre Dame sideline worry-free with the clock ticking down and a blowout victory minutes away.
For the first time in almost two months, the Fighting Irish could relax in the fourth quarter.
Clausen threw two touchdowns,...
| Jan 14, 2010
Fans worrying about this year’s recruiting class may find comfort in these facts:
- So far, there are no reports of anyone transferring at the semester from last year’s team.
- The Irish have eight freshmen from last year who never played...
| Oct 31, 2005
Robert Hughes was a Vietnam veteran with a long criminal record and a history of heroin addiction.
He was also the prosecution's star witness at the trial of Bruce Lisker, a San Fernando Valley teenager accused of beating and stabbing his mother to...
| May 22, 2005
On a drizzly day in March, Phillip Rabichow stood outside a beige ranch house in Sherman Oaks with a tape measure in his hand and an anxious look on his face.
Twenty-two years earlier, almost to the day, a woman named Dorka Lisker had been killed in that...
| May 5, 2006
Concluding that Bruce Lisker's conviction for the 1983 slaying of his mother has been "effectively dismantled," a federal magistrate recommended Thursday that Lisker be allowed to proceed with his claim of innocence in federal court.
In a 57-page report,...
| Mar 1, 2009
Were I to throw my hat in the ring as culture czar/NEA head, I would start with the following:
I would attempt to pass legislation on a special tax dedicated to the NEA for all artists who make over half a million dollars a year from their work.