| May 30, 2009
Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II.
Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
| Jan 16, 2009
After a stricken US Airways jet made an extraordinary emergency landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, a flotilla of commuter ferries, water taxis and other boats plucked all 155 passengers and crew -- many shivering as they stood on the plane's wings...
| Feb 1, 2009
"Project Runway" is the show I name whenever I am asked to defend reality TV or my unwillingness to condemn it all out of hand. The popular fashion-designing competition finished its fifth season on Bravo last October and now circles in a holding...
| Feb 2, 2009
J. Lamar Worzel, the Columbia University physicist who used the emerging science of acoustics to explore the ocean floor, help American submarines evade their enemies and track Russian submarines during the Cold War, died of a heart attack Dec. 26 at...
| Sep 13, 2008
The dancing rabbis are whirling around the stage of the Chabad "To Life" Telethon, unmistakably Hasidic in their thick beards and black coats.
But who's the tall dancer with the clean shave and long blond hair?
As longtime viewers of the telethon know,...
| Sep 29, 2008
In a move that will significantly bolster the ongoing expansion and refurbishment of the region's largest public art museum, a Los Angeles philanthropic couple will give $45 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and be honored with a new...
| Nov 12, 2008
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Inauguration: Tickets and hotels hard to come by
WASHINGTON Tickets to balls and other events related to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration will be hard to come by, but you can always join the crowds along the parade route, and Washington tourism...
| Apr 13, 2008
ONE year when I was feeling competitive, my agent went to a preview of what I thought would be a major rival. He called from the car.
"It's a sad little play," he declared.
And many agreed, and I lived happily ever after.
But his description --...
| Apr 20, 2008
IN two recent one-woman shows at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse, Carrie Fisher and Joan Rivers seized the opportunity to turn the stage into a therapist's couch, spilling both the secret and not-so-secret details of their lives, loves, addictions and...
| May 25, 2008
On Park Avenue, begonias are blooming in hues matching the blur of passing taxicabs. At Bryant Park, the white tents of Fashion Week have been tucked away, and grass now shines on the lawn. And throughout the city, hotels and restaurants are...
| 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...