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November 11, 2010
More than 100 LA artists will converge on the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, for a monstrous live drawing and fundraising festival. Patrons will witness five hours of live drawings and have the opportunity to purchase the drawings, with proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Outpost for Contemporary Art. There will also be silk screenings, live DJ sets, food vendors and more. Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. Noon-6 p.m. $10. http://www.centerartseaglerock.
April 27, 2014 | Ben Bolch
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In an audio recording, released by celebrity gossip site TMZ, a person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend, criticizing her for posting a picture of herself on Instagram posing with Lakers legend Magic Johnson. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," Sterling allegedly says, later adding, "I'm just saying, in your ... Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with, walking with black people.
December 6, 2009
After painstaking deliberation, deep thought and much eraser gnawing (cynics might say dithering), every cartoonist in the free world weighed in on the Afghanistan war escalation last week. But it's one thing to draw up a plan, quite another to execute it. Pat Oliphant delivered a spectacularly expansive and daunting mountainous quagmire-scape. Steve Sack's grim reaper counted down to an arbitrary flag-draped deadline. And Adam Zyglis re-raised a wartime classic, planting the president's buildup banner on some pretty shaky ground.
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service - even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146 employees who had been disciplined for failing to pay taxes, according to an inspector general's report. "This is outrageous," said Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas). "The IRS is essentially telling its employees: Break the law and we will reward you. " The employees were among more than 2,800 at the agency who received performance awards within one year of disciplinary action, such as suspensions or written reprimands for drug use, filing fraudulent time sheets or other misconduct, the report found.
January 23, 2010
Fifty pencil drawings of Eichler homes in Orange will be exhibited next month inside a classic Eichler being restored to its original 1964 condition. Architect Jeffrey Crussell's artwork will be on view Feb. 20 to March 20. You can request an invitation by e-mailing . Info:
April 27, 2012 | By Leah Ollman
The characters in Dasha Shishkin's wonderfully odd drawings at Susanne Vielmetter have phallic noses, Little Orphan Annie's blank loops for eyes, and sometimes tails and horns like the children populating the psychic terrain of Henry Darger. They are mostly women, lithe, high-heeled and elegant, in environments that have some elements in common with shops and clubs, and just as many -- stray beasts, nudity -- that don't conventionally belong there. The atmosphere in these beautifully strange tableaux is opulent, decadent, vaguely deviant.
January 21, 1985 | From Reuters
England --A series of erotic drawings by the late John Lennon have been put on display for the first time since being seized by police 15 years ago. The 14 drawings, which show Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, making love, are being exhibited at Beatle City, a museum. Produced during the couple's honeymoon in 1969, the drawings caused a storm of controversy when they were exhibited at a London gallery in 1970 and police closed down the display.
November 29, 2009
'Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference' Where: J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles When: Dec. 8-Feb. 28 Contact: (310) 440-7300, Also "Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition," J. Paul Getty Museum to Feb. 28. "The Golden Age in the Golden State: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings," Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino; Dec. 5-March 29; (626)
August 19, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Central Park is almost synonymous with New York. But historians have long wondered whether the city's signature park was originally conceived the way it looks today. Were the ornate colorful tiles underneath the Bethesda Terrace a vision of the original designers? What about elegant black lamps that dot the park? Now historians might finally have some clues about the park's design. Illustrations for features of Central Park and other public places in New York have resurfaced, and the city has gone to court to get them back.
August 13, 2008 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
A bicoastal legal battle has erupted over who owns 17 drawings by Martín Ramírez, whose artworks, created while he lived in California state mental institutions until his death in 1963, now fetch six-figure sums. Is Maureen Hammond, a widowed, retired schoolteacher living in Needles, Calif., a multimillion-dollar art thief who tried to dispose of ill-gotten gains through a Sotheby's auction? Or was Hammond, 69, the appreciative and legitimate recipient of a gift of Ramirez's drawings from a psychologist who befriended the artist and was the first person to arrange for their display during the 1950s?
April 24, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life. Bundy, who has waged a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, insisting he has a right to graze hundreds of head of cattle on public lands without paying fees, has been surrounded by citizen militias that have converged on his ranch in rural Bunkerville after armed federal officials moved in to remove Bundy's cattle.
April 22, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Less than two weeks after federal officials rebuked the Albuquerque Police Department for a rash of unjustified officer-involved shootings, an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a vehicle before pointing a gun at police, authorities said. Mary Hawkes became the first person to be killed by Albuquerque police since the Justice Department released a scathing report that called for a "systematic change" to address what it said was a long-ingrained culture of deadly force in the Police Department.
April 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Salem," the first original series from WGN America, drew 2.3 million viewers over four airings in its first night, according to Nielsen.  The premiere telecast at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday (10 p.m. ET) delivered 1.5 million viewers overall and 647,000 people in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic. In the key demo, that's more than seven times what the cable channel has delivered on average in the time slot this season.  "We are thrilled with the audience turnout and reaction to 'Salem,'" said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, in a statement.
April 20, 2014
Mixed views on Charleston I'm glad Alice Short highlighted the most troubling aspect of visiting Charleston, S.C., in her cover article ["In a New Light," April 13]. What is on the surface one of America's finest historic towns was built and maintained by enslaved African Americans whose history is mostly hidden and unspoken, while the Confederate past is celebrated. The only thing that "saved" our stay in Charleston was Alphonso Brown's wonderful Gullah Tour ( )
April 18, 2014 | By Carol Crotta
"This is the irony," mused homeowner Richard Turner as he looked over the newly installed and remarkably realistic-looking artificial lawn in his mid-Wilshire frontyard. "We grow grass to make the illusion that we don't live in a desert. Here I am, enhancing the illusion of a lawn that is the illusion we don't live in a desert. " And there's the rub. The iconic lush, green lawn - part and parcel of a mystique deeply embedded in the Southern California psyche and its landscape - has reached a crossroads.
April 17, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. To address the elephant in the room, all you'll find on the docket today is a look at "Fading Gigolo," an amusing indie film that includes some of Allen's finest work as an actor in years. Written and directed not by Allen but John Turturro, "Fading Gigolo" is something of a tart meditation on romance and morality through the prism of the oldest profession.
August 20, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
At first glance, the dozens of blueprints and drawings of model homes, floor plans and futuristic automobiles on display in the community art gallery of Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg's office in Van Nuys appear to be the work of professionals. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the work is not by professional draftsmen, architects or artists, but by students at Cleveland High School in Reseda.
Realism is often ridiculed for going to great lengths to depict what we can see withour bare eyes. Its detractors, who usually prefer the abstract perambulations of Conceptual art or the mesmerizing effects of abstract painting, treat Realism as if it were a unified style. The thought is that it's the work of uninspired artists whose sworn duty it is to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. At Koplin Gallery, "Drawings V" dispels such prejudice.
April 15, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
After website troubles sparked a two-week extension, California officials wrapped up the first open enrollment for Obamacare coverage with nearly 1.3 million consumers signed up since October for the state-run exchange. Sign-ups ahead of Tuesday's enrollment deadline appeared to run more smoothly than they did March 31, the previous cut-off date. The state's Covered California website was overwhelmed that day by a last-minute surge of applicants and it repeatedly crashed. In response, officials extended a grace period until Tuesday for anyone who had already started an application or ran into technical problems.
April 15, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
A 14-year-old Dutch girl, whose Twitter message to American Airlines was interpreted as a terrorist threat, has been freed after a brief arrest and confronted with a worldwide barrage of tweets debating whether she was a victim of security excess or an "idiot" for performing the stunt. The girl, identified only as Sarah, was briefly taken into custody Monday, a day after she sent a tweet to @AmericanAir with the message: “hello my name is Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye. " The airline responded swiftly: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously.
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