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When Les Blank arrived in the lush, untamed Amazon in 1981 to make a documentary about Werner Herzog's film, "Fitzcarraldo," he knew the German's reputation as a daredevil director. Herzog had chosen the remote jungle locale, plagued by tribal...
There's sure to be much to pore over in "Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990," the ambitious anchor show of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time series on modern architecture in and around Los Angeles. But it's on the periphery of this giant...
Museum leaders are generally reluctant to see themselves engaged in competition, but the Museum of Modern Art in New York just lost a big one — and will lose its reputation as the city's only great destination for the Cubism of Picasso and Braque as...
Abstract painter Zao Wou-ki, whose work fetched millions of dollars and set records at auction, died Tuesday. He was 93. Zao suffered from Alzheimer's disease and poor health. He was living near Geneva with his third wife, Francoise Marquet, a former...
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Mexican art and Mexican American art often have treated each other more like strangers or distant cousins than like the fraternal twins they really are. In the United States, apart from in California and the Southwest, many museums and art professionals...
Two years ago, when the Getty Trust helped organize and fund more than five dozen exhibits on 20th century art in Los Angeles, a massive enterprise it labeled "Pacific Standard Time," it wasn't difficult to guess which era the museum would focus on. It...
Brit Marling may not be a household name yet, but the budding actress and screenwriter is well on her way. The Georgetown-educated Marling has been around the indie movie scene for a couple of years with the films "Political Disaster" and "Another Earth,"...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many a traveler moves through Charlotte; fewer stick around. For some, it's just a busy hub airport, visited occasionally while taking advantage of US Airways' often reasonable fares to other places. We know it as an important...
"Doctor Who" is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, new episodes begin airing Saturday and to top it all off, the good Doctor has just received a Peabody Award for 50 years of "evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known...
RedEye"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
The starting point for Marisa Silver's new novel, "Mary Coin," was a moment of genius that unfolded on a California roadside more than 70 years ago. Just outside the coastal valley town of Nipomo in 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange spotted a migrant...
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As a violinist who calls himself the "Viagra of classical music" and "Edward Violinhands," the South Korean virtuoso Amadeus Leopold is every bit as humble as his onstage performance is subtle. Which is to say, not at all. When Leopold comes bounding...
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