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  • Coastal agency to rule on Bolsa Chica rezoning for housing project

    Coastal agency to rule on Bolsa Chica rezoning for housing project
    A state coastal agency could soon decide whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development. The California Coastal...
  • Smithsonian officials head to Fort Lauderdale in search of African-American treasure

    Smithsonian officials head to Fort Lauderdale in search of African-American treasure
    Experts at the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African-American History and Culture are touching down in Fort Lauderdale to see your personal treasures. And they don't mean your grandfather's toothbrush. On the final leg of a national tour...
  • Michelle Obama's second inauguration ball gown to be displayed

    Michelle Obama's ruby-colored, Jason Wu-designed second inauguration ball gown has gone on loan to the Smithsonian Institution for at least a year. Usually the Smithsonian exhibits gowns worn only at first inaugurations, but this dress has drawn so much...
  • Lucy Davis Phillips In Wallingford

    Lucy Davis Phillips In Wallingford
    The Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall School, 333 Christian St. in Wallingford, will present “Patterns in a Lonely Crowd,” an exhibit of portraiture by Lucy Davis Phillips (’01) from Friday, Jan. 3, until Friday, March 14....
  • Nick Dragotta previews ‘East of West’ 7, talks Death’s horse, Howtoons

     
    Where, exactly, is “East of West”? It’s somewhere far from the glass factory where Nick Dragotta used to do technical […]...
  • Autry cuts staff and pay, denies wasting taxpayer-funded grants

    Autry cuts staff and pay, denies wasting taxpayer-funded grants
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. Has the Autry National Center of the American West given taxpayers their money’s worth on $10.5-million in federal and state grants received for its venerable Southwest Museum of the...
  • Gallery owner: Every piece of Judaica has a story

    Gallery owner: Every piece of Judaica has a story
    Part art gallery, part museum and part salon, the Arthur M. Feldman Gallery is back in business in Highland Park. The storefront location at 465 Roger Williams Ave. opened last month after Feldman previously operated a gallery of antiques, fine art and...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication
    Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence,...
  • Commission set to decide on Bolsa Chica development

    Commission set to decide on Bolsa Chica development
    A state coastal agency could decide soon whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development. The California Coastal...
  • Coming Monday, A Broader Way Of Looking At Work

    Think quickly about work in Connecticut. What comes to mind? It's likely jobs and unemployment, the quest to keep the economy humming. That's the biggest issue that all states face, as corporate America presides over a growing surplus of money and a...
  • MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum

    MOCA alum Philipp Kaiser resigns as director of German art museum
    Philipp Kaiser, former senior curator of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is stepping down after little more than a year as director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the German publication Express reported Wednesday. In submitting his...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...