| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
"Penny Dreadful" (Showtime, Sundays). John Logan, the screenwriter of “Hugo,” “Skyfall,” “Gladiator” — and, just to confuse you, of the Tony-winning Mark Rothko play, “Red” — created this well-...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season.
Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 at London's Tate Modern museum is back on view after undergoing restoration. "Black on Maroon," a work from 1958 that is part of the artist's so-called Seagram mural series, was the subject of an 18-month...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Two Andy Warhol works of art -- including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe -- sold Tuesday for more than $100 million combined at a Christie's New York auction, a sale of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a hefty total of $744.9 million.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
(With apologies to Poor Richard's Almanac -- and a colonial printer named Ben Franklin.)
How to cook pasta: The trick is to keep stirring. Whether it helps the pasta is a secondary consideration. The primary purpose is to clear the mind. It gives the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last fall, when the big traveling retrospective of Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012) opened at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art's outpost in Long Island City, N.Y., the show looked smashing.
Largely that was due to the intrinsic quality of...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Among the denim-clad glamour girls and blockbuster movie stars staring down from the billboards of the Sunset Strip, images of great American artworks will be displayed this summer in what organizers are calling “the largest outdoor art show ever...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Presentism: Light as Material" at YoungProjects is first and foremost a visual experience. The work by a dozen artists has plenty of conceptual heft and emotional resonance, but stakes its primary claim on our attention through optical means.
| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
With an album called "Sun Pictures," it's no wonder bassist and composer Linda Oh's music has a strong visual component.
"I generally think of color," Oh told CTNow. "I love painter Mark Rothko. I think of music in color, and imagery is a big part of it...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.
Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...