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Culture MonsterIn such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
Culture Monster-- Academy's awards: Actress Meryl Streep and conductor James Levine have been elected honorary members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Those inducted into the main body include composers Tania Leon and Fred Lerdahl, architect Thom Mayne,...
Times Staff WriterThe troubled J. Paul Getty Museum's highly publicized search for a leader came to an end Monday with the appointment of Michael Brand, a Harvard-educated Australian who has headed the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond for the last five years....
Over the course of a career that has variously infuriated anti-graffiti task force officers and enthralled Japanese street couture collectors -- meaning winning props from hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- the pop artist KAWS has...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- Artist David Diao says, "I was the beginning," and he doesn't mean it in a good way. First he bought a Marcel Breuer-designed house -- a novel home, for sure, designed around a sleek aluminium Spartan Trailer -- on 15 acres two hours upstate....
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Times Art CriticIf an artist makes art intended to function outside the confines of an art museum, does it make sense for an art museum to present a retrospective exhibition of that artist's work? That's the peculiar question encountered at the Geffen Contemporary at...
Anna Manahan Irish actress won a Tony Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...
Tags: Movies, Death, Music Theater, Family, Museum of Modern Art
Fun to spare in Las Vegas It's bowling, Vegas style, and that means rolling 24/7 with a lounge, slot machines, video poker, a VIP suite and, on weekends, strobes and disco balls. The bowling center at über-hip Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, above,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been Exhibit A of museums-on-the-go during the expansionist and sometimes boundary-pushing and populist tenure of director Thomas Krens. Krens made "Guggenheim" an international brand name for modern and...
Story by Kathleen Parrish Photography by Douglas Benedict Of The Morning CallSecond of a four-part series At night, in a crowded refugee camp in northern Thailand, untold miles from the Laotian home she fled at a moment's notice in May 1975, Bee Kha slept on the raised wood floor of a hut and dreamed of America. Maybe one day...
The Pompidou Center is a magnet for students, tourists and arts aficionados in central Paris, housing the National Museum of Modern Art, a public library and performance spaces in an inside-out building with mechanical systems encased in giant red, blue...
The artist's studio is part factory, part chapel, part Merlin's cave, reliquary and museum. Some artists say it doesn't matter where they make art. Others claim their studio is their art. Some cities preserve studios, but L.A. does not. We worship...
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