| Jan 6, 2009
| 10:10 PM
Betty Freeman, a fiercely independent philanthropist and photographer often described as a Medici for contemporary classical music, who supported a Who's Who of modern composers, including John Cage, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez and John Adams, died...
| Mar 24, 2009
Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...
| May 25, 2009
Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87.
Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don,...
| Jan 25, 2009
Mary Austin and
the American West
Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson
University of California Press:
324 pp., $29.95
Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
| Mar 6, 2009
For Kyle (Simon Miller) and Marcel (Justin Tensen), it's love at first sight and soon they're sharing a New York apartment. They're serious enough about each other that Marcel, a Frenchman, marries their lesbian friend so he can stay in the U.S.
| Nov 13, 2008
Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park.
North Palisade, they will tell...
| Jun 15, 2008
Planning this trip
THE BEST WAY
From LAX to San Francisco, American, United, Southwest and Virgin America have nonstop service. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $128.
To Oakland, Southwest, United and Delta have nonstop service. Restricted round-...
| Jun 15, 2008
Every time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing.
With so many temptations, we've never put...
| Aug 13, 2006
We came for the art and stayed for the . . . art.
Wife Juju asked at our downtown hotel--the Radisson on Summit Street--if she could find anywhere to shop nearby. It was late. A desk clerk, a porter and a security guard happened to be standing around and...
| Jan 2, 2008
| 7:03 PM
January 6, 2008
NEW YORK -- For a guy who's a regular at Elaine's and has a standing reservation at Rao's and his own gallery in Vegas and a new book out selling for $400, and now a short doc on Oscar's short list, Neil Leifer still acts like he has...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For many, landscape photography need proceed no further than the majestic idylls of Ansel Adams, but in 1975, an exhibition titled âNew Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscapeâ presented a new approach to landscape that has quietly...