With the election behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we're solidly in the season when the year's best movies come to theaters: We're loving both Lincoln and Skyfall, but still have eyes for some other good culture around town.
Museum director Ann Philbin states, "In recent years Los Angeles has given New York (and Paris and London and Berlin) a concerted and determined run for its money as the liveliest, and most flourishing, art capital in the world."
Sometimes a guy gets called "Renaissance man," and many guys (to their peril) call themselves that -- but rare and wonderful is the real deal. I recently spoke with one of these guys, a real-deal Renaissance person. His name is Leonard Nimoy.