Things to do with kids in LA: Hollywood Bowl 2012 Line-Up

How cute is Gustavo Dudamel? At a press event for the Hollywood Bowl's 2012 season, he trotted out on stage to explain what most excited him about the summer's programming. (See him? Gazing upwards trying to decide where to begin with the summer's exciting line-up?). With a twinkle in his eye, he talked about all his Latin friends who will join him onstage this summer (Placido Domingo, Panamanian Rubén Blades, Columbian Juanes and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra,) as well as his long-term plans for the LA Phil.
5.8.12

Things to Do in LA: Last Call at the Oasis

We saw a new documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, directed by Oscar winner Jessica Yu and from the producers of The Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for ‘Superman’  and Food, Inc.

The film’s impressive credentials also include being based …

5.3.12

Archived: Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Orange County Museum of Art

Driving over an hour to see some art may seem like a crazy idea, especially on Easter Sunday.  The way I had it figured, everyone feels a little bit reverent about something – my husband about going to Dodger Stadium, …

4.13.12

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at The Getty Center

Say Herb Ritts and statuesque black and white images of the world’s most beautiful people come to mind. The artist’s sleek images of famous folks in glamorous poses feel as though they’ve been part of our fame-obsessed culture forever. But …

4.3.12

Archived: Deciphering Another, Thread by Thread: Aligheiro Boetti by Afghan Women

As a very young girl, I was taught to embroider by my grandmother, and so passed along these skills to my daughter when she was in elementary school and spent hours doing craft projects. It’s meaningful to me when skills, …

3.23.12

The Artist – a silent film made in the old LA tradition

Silent films are suddenly all the rage… good timing the Oscar sweep by The Artist. You can catch several silent films this spring — after you see The Artist in the theaters, that is.

In May, The Los Angeles …

3.15.12

Richard Diebenkorn at the OCMA

We can never explain why one artist or another grabs our heart but Richard Diebenkorn does just that for us. The Orange County Museum of Art has just opened a showcase of the painter’s Ocean Park series, the first museum …

2.28.12

ARCHIVED EVENT: Clybourne Park – Leaving for Broadway

We wish we’d seen this play earlier and had the chance to shout to the rooftops about how much we loved it. It’s witty in a dreadfully clever way, and provoked our thoughts and emotions by using the cast in …

2.23.12

The Story of (the other) Adele

Remember when the spectacular Klimt paintings were at LACMA a few years back? Since that unforgettable exhibit left town in 2006, Washington Post reporter Anne-Marie O'Connor has researched and written the incredible history of the most famous of the paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. The book, Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece was just published, and you can catch the author around town this spring. But do your homework first: click here to buy the book...
2.17.12