| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:26 AM
One of Ansel Adams' pet peeves was when Alan Ross would forget to turn off a battery-powered digital thermometer in the dark room.
He communicated his displeasure about the batteries wearing out by leaving notes that read, "You left the thermometer on...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Over at Essay Daily (which calls itself “A Filter for and An Ongoing Conversation About Essays and Magazines About Writing”), John D’Agata offers a brief meditation on Ansel Adams — and the moment he understood that photographs...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Polaroid’s first camera for delivering photos that self-developed instantly, the SX-70, was born in the age of instant everything — coffee, oatmeal, Ramen noodles. In 1972, artists such as Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Walker Evans were...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There it exists, in harmony with the desert landscape and yet distinct from it. John Nelson and Milo Miloscia's sleek and surprising home -- a modernist aberration in gate-guarded Ten Oaks, about five miles west of the Strip in Las Vegas -- looms like...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The Laguna Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of "A Christmas Memory" as the third installment of its 2013-14 Season of Stars.
Previews kick off Dec. 3, and the show runs from Dec. 7 to 29, at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
"It's the perfect holiday...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 384 pp., $28
Edward Curtis was given many names by the native peoples he...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is a California icon, and there's more than one way to look at it -- from the non-rounded side, for example....
| May 29, 2013
| 11:14 AM
News photographers meet the most amazing people. On any given day it can be celebrities, felons, politicians or athletes, each with a story, each with a personality. On this day, I was fortunate to meet an icon in the photography world with amazing family...