Category Archives: Art

An Old Fart’s Journey to Goth Part 1: In the Beginning

Written by Kevin Tuxford Trying to begin any discussion of “the history of goth” by discussing the Ostrogoths and Visigoths, or Gothic architecture, or even Gothic literature puts too much emphasis on simply the word G-O-T-H, and has little relevance … Continue reading

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‘Bedlam’ – Monday, April 13 on PBS SoCal

Is a time of isolation, of self-confinement – of keeping even family and friends at a distance beyond breath and touch – the right moment to ask viewers of PBS SoCal’s ‘Independent Lens’ series to take a troubling journey through the … Continue reading

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Dutch Master Pizza Lament: A Long, Cheesy Essay on the Redesign of the LACMA Campus

Four buildings on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s campus are being razed to make way for a new, controversial building by Swiss minimalist architect Peter Zumthor. Written by Mat Gleason of Coagula Someone posted a link to the … Continue reading

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Baba the Cat Advises You on Where to Go in the Event of a Corona-Related Apocolypse

Hello humans, it’s me again, Baba, your coronavirus care cat. Things got pretty crazy here in America yesterday. One of the big ‘news’ outlets contacted dad, they wanted to interview him for an article, and he said there’s no way … Continue reading

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Power to the People, You Dig?

The Los Angeles Philharmonic embarks on another ambitious musical and cultural festival this week with “Power to the People!” Exploring the role that the arts play in society and protest movements, programming runs from March 5th through April 11th. The … Continue reading

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A Busy Month at Disney Hall

Disney Hall has been busy so far in 2020, with no let up in sight between now and when the Hollywood Bowl season begins in June. Recent highlights have included Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the LA Philharmonic’s exploration of the art … Continue reading

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This Week at the Music Center: Yuja Wang; Weimar, Eurydice Continue

Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, one of the brightest stars in classical music, will be performing in recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 pm. Ms. Wang has become a critical and fan favorite, combining vitruoso … Continue reading

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FIDM Celebrates the Craft of Motion Picture Costume Design

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Museum in Los Angeles opened an exhibit this week of costumes from films to commemorate the 92nd annual Academy Awards. The collection includes over 100 costumes from more than 30 films. Besides … Continue reading

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David Lynch Interrogates a Monkey and it is Everything you Could Hope it Would Be

Netflix’s best new release is another slice of surreal heaven from David Lynch. The black and white short film, “What Did Jack Do?” clocks in at only 17 minutes, which is actually the perfect amount of time. David Lynch plays … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Remembering Kobe

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