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  • Monster Mash: J. Paul Getty III dies at age 54 in England; 'Spider-Man' meets villains in form of critics

     
    J. Paul Getty III dies and Spider-Man reviews are out...
  • Robert Mapplethorpe is an ideal Getty-LACMA fit

     
    See that photograph over there? It's by Edward Weston (1886-1958), the great California photographer, who some regard as the first major artist to emerge in Los Angeles. And, yes, it's a picture of a porcelain toilet, "Excusado," taken during one......
  • Los Angeles to become home to Robert Mapplethorpe work and archive [Updated]

     
    As of this summer, Los Angeles will become the leading destination for anyone interested in artist Robert Mapplethorpe, thanks to a joint acquisition just finalized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The......
  • Understanding Robert Mapplethorpe through Patti Smith

     
    Artist Robert Mapplethorpe, whose archive has just been acquired by LACMA and the Getty, can be freshly understood through the eyes of friend Patti Smith in her memoir Just Kids....
  • Monster Mash: Kim Cattrall taking 'Private Lives' to Toronto, then Broadway; 'Spider-Man' in jeopardy?

     
    Kim Cattrall headed to Toronto in 'Private Lives' before Broadway...
  • Boca Raton art flap: No nudes is bad news

     
    In the annals of art controversies, the one involving Boca Raton and Mary Eiland seems downright laughable. This isn't exactly New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani taking on a city-subsidized Brooklyn Museum exhibit which featured a depiction of the Virgin.......
  • Pop music gift guide part 2: Music gifts that will move the recipient to the beat

     
    Among the off-the-beaten-path ideas are biographies of Keith Richards, Frank Sinatra, Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, a Michael Jackson video collection, Coachella and Warped Tour-related gifts, and the ultimate Miles Davis collection. Keith Richards,...
  • On Patti Smith, National Book Award winner

     
    At a poetry reading in New York City on January 1, 2010, Patti Smith decided that this was going to be a good year. "I think we're going to have a really great year. I think it's going to be......
  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,......
  • Gay desire and American art

     
    In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. The banning made the...
  • National Book Award finalists announced: No Franzen

     
    The National Book Award finalists announcement Wednesday morning in Savannah, Ga., contained one major surprise: The acclaimed bestselling novel by Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom," failed to make the list. Author Pat Conroy read out the five finalists in four...
  • L.A. Times bestsellers: Surf's up!

     
    If there was any doubt that Southern California is surf country (was there?), the fact that "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean" debuts at No. 2 on our hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this......