April 19, 1992 |
Deborah Small has spent the past year investigating the murders of 45 San Diego women, reading pulp bodice-ripper romance novels and tracking down interracial love scenes in Hollywood movies. None of this has been just for pleasure: Small's work over the last decade has turned research into art, combining revisionist history and visual spectacle.
February 24, 1991 |
"I lead an extremely isolated existence and the fact that I'm a woman probably contributes to that--I can never be one of the gang, particularly in England" says Therese Oulton, a young British Abstractionist whose work is on view at the L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice through March 9. "The British art world is quite small and more sexist than the American art world," she adds, "and the highest of the high arts--painting, sculpture, poetry and music composition--are still heavily defended there.
March 21, 1993 |
Director Gillian Armstrong's "The Last Days of Chez Nous" is an oddly unsettling movie for one simple reason: It is a brutally unromanticized love story. All the players in this ill-fated triangle of intimacy are shown with warts-and-all honesty. Though Armstrong is known, much to her dismay, as a feminist director, the women characters in "Chez Nous" are as flawed and fatally human as the men. In fact, all the characters in the film seem to live in a state of bewilderment. On the surface, "Chez Nous," which stars Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox and Bruno Ganz, chronicles the dissolution of a marriage.
February 4, 2001 |
Eminem is nothing if not rude, and Britain, of course, is the motherland of good manners, so it was probably never going to be an easy relationship. The 26-year-old white rapper's previous British tours raised a few eyebrows, but in the wake of his phenomenal success--a 10-million-selling album, "The Marshall Mathers LP," and four Grammy nominations--the prospect of his three-day blitz this week is making Britons stand up and take notice.
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March 7, 2012 |
The federal obscenity prosecution of Los Angeles fetish film producer and distributor Ira Isaacs ended in a mistrial Tuesday after jurors deadlocked on charges that the filmmaker produced, sold and transported obscene material. The panel deliberated for about a day after watching four films created or distributed by Isaacs, whose Internet-based business specialized in a niche of the pornography industry that included scatology and bestiality. The films, two of which Isaacs directed and appeared in, made up the bulk of the three-day trial last week.
January 30, 2014 |
Art critic Dave Hickey has apparently emerged from his much-publicized art world retirement - and, some feel, not in the most auspicious way. Hickey, who has a new book of cultural essays out called “Pirates and Farmers, ” gave a talk and signed books Wednesday night at Grand Central Market, at an event sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art. During the talk, Hickey, who's known - and loved by some - for being provocative, apparently made...
July 9, 1993
The Long Beach Museum of Art is one of eight American museums to receive grants for art acquisitions from AT&T's New Art/New Visions program. The three-part program awards challenge grants for acquisitions, exhibitions and educational programs to museums that promote recently created work by living artists, especially women and artists of diverse cultures. Long Beach's new acquisition is "Framed," a mixed media work by Los Angeles artists Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
May 19, 2010 |
Peace has not been kind to practitioners of the 2,000-year-old tradition, which holds that magic tattoos can make you invisible, divert bullets and boost your net worth. In a haze of incense, clients approach Kol Sambo and humbly request his help, sometimes seeking rush jobs for an imminent crisis. He listens and asks why they require added force. If he thinks they'll abuse the power, he turns them down "in a nice way." Kol is a practitioner of magic tattoos, a 2,000-year-old tradition some call the "soul of the nation."