| May 20, 2011
| 7:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The campus stood nearly empty after dark, save for a few students trickling into an older classroom in a far corner of the school.
About 30 juniors took their seats around tables. Sets from past plays and the old masters' artworks...
| Sep 2, 2012
What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:58 AM
What Jean-Luc Godard is to film and Marcel Duchamp was to the visual arts, John Cage was to music -- a radical experimentalist who constantly sought to reinvent the art form. Boldly conceptual -- and to many, frustratingly impenetrable -- his pieces stand...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Opens Sept. 28 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Wayne White says “fuck” a lot. He paints the word “fuck” a lot, too. White, the subject of the excellent and...
| Jul 5, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO HEALDSBURG, CALIF.
From LAX, nonstop service to Santa Rosa, about eight miles from Healdsburg, is available on Alaska operated by Horizon Air, as is connecting service. American and US Airways connect through Las Vegas to Alaska, also...
| Feb 15, 2009
A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown.
"We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones.
In recent days,...
| Mar 29, 2009
Tzara & Lenin Play Chess
Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper
The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
| Jun 10, 2009
The pompously titled extravaganza “Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World/Part 1_Volume 1_Chapter 1 (Beirut: 1992-2005): A Project by Walid Raad” promises a lot more than it delivers....
| Nov 20, 2008
To: MOCA trustees
Re: Rescue plans for MOCA's fiscal crisis
I read with interest in Wednesday's paper about the fiscal calamity plaguing the Museum of Contemporary Art, which seems to suggest that the nation's premier institution for art of the past...
| Oct 31, 2008
In the late 1990s, a lot of American artists fancied themselves filmmakers. Most got stuck in a no man's land that was not very fun to visit.
On the upside, artists enjoyed the freedom of including feature-length videos in their installations. And they...
| Feb 21, 2009
Over the course of a career that has variously infuriated anti-graffiti task force officers and enthralled Japanese street couture collectors -- meaning winning props from hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- the pop artist KAWS has...
| Jul 11, 2010
It was a year ago, late on a June gloom Venice afternoon, when I last sat down with Dennis Hopper. We had been working for over 18 months on a publication of his photographs for Taschen Books. It was our last meeting before the book went to print and he...