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Los Angeles, for New Yorkers Specifically

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Elizabeth Baudouin

Making the LA plea to your New York friends is no easy feat, and I'm used to the pushback.

An American Myth: This Artweek.LA (September 17, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush


The Library Voice is Dead

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Since the library doesn't have any rules against children running wild, that would be okay, right? No. It wouldn't.

A Photography Book That Captures the Zeitgeist of Los Angeles

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2012-03-26-20120322fo_los_angeles_05_2.jpg You'll travel through time with highlights of the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history.

"I Don't Disagree"

Seth Jaret | Posted 05.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Seth Jaret

Hollywood has a vernacular all its own. Among the town's most popular pieces of parlance is "I don't disagree." But is it an affirmation worth a damn or is it just another equivocation on the road to development hell?

PHOTOS: "Back Of My Face": The Internal Stuggles Of Modern Women

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

Don't call the latest exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects a "group show." The works of Kristen Calabrese, Monique Van Genderen and M...

Authenticity Of Stolen Rembrandt Questioned | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

The dramatic theft of a Rembrandt drawing from an upscale hotel in Marina del Rey and its mysterious recovery from a priest's office two days later ha...

Target's Latest Clothing Ad Plays Proper Homage to Downtown L.A.; Time Magazine Does Not (Video)

Style Section L.A. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

According to a recent Time magazine article about the renaissance of downtown L.A., the reason why people go out in that part of town is because of L.A. Live. Uh, really?

"Discovery Is What I Love" -- National Geographic Photographer Melissa Farlow (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Farlow describes herself as a "documentary photographer." Her work, she says, is completely dependent on others and the story she gets from them.

PHOTOS: Huge Muhammad Ali Sculpture Made Of Punching Bags

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Paying homage to a legendary figure can be risky - you have to make sure your work is large enough to really pay tribute to the person's legacy, while...

Exhibition Spotlight: Jock McDonald's One World Portrait Project

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Jock McDonald WHAT: One World Portrait Project: Us is the Plural of U WHERE: M2 Gallery 4501 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041 WHEN: Feb...

Ovation Award Winners Announced, 'Equivocation' Wins Big

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Coming smack in the middle of Hollywood awards season, the Ovations can get lost in the mix of glitzy, celebrity-packed parties taking place around to...

BLOG WATCH> Better Off Dead On DailyServing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Leslie Hewitt's Grounded is a staircase that goes nowhere. I saw it at the California African American Museum last winter in After 1968: Contemporary ...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Craigslist And The Muse - Simone Lueck's Photographs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO:Simone Lueck WHAT:The Once and Future Queens WHEN:Now through October 23, 2010 WHERE: Kopeikin Gallery 2766 South La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, ...

HUFFPOST ARTS' HAIKU REVEWS: Critic Peter Frank Debuts With Quick Takes Of LA Art Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are a new weekly feature where invited critics will be able to give their impression of exhibitions or performances in sh...

MOCA's AVANT-GARDE FILM FESTIVAL Opens Tonight at the Pacific Design Center, LA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann, Ken Jacobs WHAT: Counter Culture, Counter Cinema - An Avant-Garde Film Festival Presented by MOCA and the Paci...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Contemporary Iranian Paintings From Islamic Republic

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Ten Iranian artists living and working in Iran today: Shahriar Ahmadi, Mostafa Darehbaghi, Mohammad Eskandari, Golnaz Fathi, Hossein Khorsrojerdi...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Alexandra Grants's Bodies On View At Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alexandra Grant WHAT: 'Bodies' WHEN: September 18 - October 23, 2010; Opening Reception September 23, 2010 WHERE: Honor Fraser 2622 La Cienega...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Melissa Manfull's Mystic Geometry On View At Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Melissa Manfull WHAT: Pattern Constraints WHEN: September 18 - October 23, 2010 WHERE: Taylor De Cordoba 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles,...

LA Opera's World Premiere Of Il Postino: Domingo's Enduring, Endearing Dominion

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Photo: Robert Millard Il Postino (The Postman) Music and libretto by Daniel Catán Conductor, Grant Gershon Director, Ron Daniels Scenery and costume...

THE SKINNY: LACMA Resnick Gala Avant-Garde After Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: LACMA Resnick Gala Avant-Garde After Party WHO: LACMA's Avant-Garde Members, After Party Co-Chairs and Host Committee, Jessica de Ruiter and Je...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Ester Partegas' Dark Humor And Collages On View In Santa Monica

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Ester Partegas WHAT: "Less World" WHEN: September 11 - October 30, 2010 WHERE: Christopher Grimes Gallery 916 Colorado Ave. Santa Moni...

CALIFORNIA GALLERY EXHIBITS: Top Summer Exhibitions From North To South

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The summer is drawing to a close, which means the tsunami of exhibitions that kick off the fall season is only weeks away. But before that happens, th...

PHOTOS: 10 Local Smalltown Adventures

LA Mag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(Courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine) Some neighborhoods feel as if they're out in the country, others are minutes from downtown. Each has accomplished ...

Unique LA, Grilled Cheese, Book Fest: Your Weekend-To-Do-List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For the rest of the best of Los Angeles culture, check out Flavorpill LA...