For all the years that I have lived in America, which has become my home since immigrating from Russia a few decades ago, I've had a dream: to get behind the wheel of a car and drive thousands upon thousands of adventurous miles across this beautiful country of ours.
No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.
The second exhibition that helped me to survive during the hot weekend was a groundbreaking - or more precisely, wallbreaking -- show at Regen Projects by the well-known Los Angeles artist Doug Aitken.
The incomparable Juliette Binoche is riveting in the new film, Elles. Every emotion, no matter how subtle, registers on that alabaster visage; one minute you're laughing with her, the next she's breaking your heart.