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Why The Surprisingly Feminist Themes Of An Ancient Greek Play Are Relevant Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts

Los Angeles' Getty Villa is a contemporary ode to the architecture and artwork of Ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria, modeled with striking allegiance t...

How Artists Survive - Part 7 - They Paint Frescos

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

I had no money to pay for the classes, so I offered a trade. I'd document his work on video and in writing and help spread the word, and he'd teach me the technique. He bit.

Here's What Might Happen If Persephone, Goddess Of Spring, Were A Millennial

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

In ancient mythology, Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, is the Greek goddess of spring and awakening. But what happens...

To San Diego for Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I always think about San Diego as an old friend. But somehow, I haven't been there for a few years. So, come last Sunday, I jumped in a car and, two h...

"Heaven & Earth" in our City of Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The ancient world of pagan gods worshipped by Greeks and Romans is so, so far away; and still is so close. Need an example? What about the architectur...

On Being Persian

Gina Nahai | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home
Gina Nahai

Why do they call themselves Persian? The first time someone asked me this was on Harvest Day at my kids' school. I had just been introduced to a blo...

LOOK: Best Day Dates

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of By Chiara Atik Evening dates are traditional, of course, but why let all that sunny weather go to ...

6 Picks for the Week Ahead From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

What means summer to you? For us, it's getting outside to experiencing something new in the city we adore. Most of this week's picks will get your crew out of the house and into this gorgeous weather.

LA Art Scene On Fire: Opening Of The New Season

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Even with my Russian training, I know better than to have more than two shots of vodka at any one time. Give me a third, and inevitably a headache descends. But I swear I didn't have any vodka over the last few days, so why the pounding headache?

The Last Days Of Pompeii

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius exploded over the ancient city of Pompeii, at once demolishing its future and preserving its history. Since the site was dis...

Lecturing Instead of Making Love to Aphrodite

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The new exhibition at the Getty Villa, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love tells a fascinating story about this goddess who beguiled, inspired and often wreaked havoc in all matters of love.

Four Famous Artists in Stunning Exhibit at Getty Villa

Jay Weston | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

If you haven't been to the Getty Villa in awhile, now is the time to plan a quick trip there. The current show is an exhibition of four giants of the modern art world: Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, and Francis Picabia.

Magnificent Seven From the Year 2011

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Style
Edward Goldman

I thought it might be a good idea to finish the year by talking about the most memorable, adventurous exhibitions in Los Angeles' museums and galleries over that last year.

In These Gods We Trust

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Whether you like them or not, there is simply no way to ignore the Gods and Muses that we inherited from the ancient world. Splendid in their nakedness, aware of their beauty and power, they can befriend, seduce or even destroy us, mere human mortals, in the blink of an eye.

40.5 Things to Do in L.A. Without Your Car, Pt. 2

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

We pay up the wazoo to live here. Why not get out and enjoy what is readily available on this, our beautiful Westside? Which is most definitely, the best side. Yay Carmageddon.

Getty Museum's Aphrodite Returned To Italy | Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The J. Paul Getty Museum's iconic statue of Aphrodite was quietly escorted back to Sicily by Italian police last week, ending a decades-long dispute o...

The Kids Off the Couch Guide for Families in LA

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Avoid the mall crush and get off the computer -- just put on some holiday music and muck up the kitchen table with crafts.

Sophocles' Elektra Staged at the Getty Villa

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The pursuit of justice is usually considered a noble aspiration. But what if that pursuit is tied to a grievance-driven, murderous obsession?

Plan ForYourArt May 7-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

Aztecs Come To Malibu

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire" is a show of modest size but outsize impact. Not only is the subject unexpected and intriguing, but the loa...

Ring Festival Fever

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

A wide array of Ring Festival events that offer something for every taste and interest are taking place around town.