November 19, 2013 |
Angry Birds is out to conquer the world -- the entertainment world, at least. A new exhibit will begin a world tour next year that explains -- in an oh-so entertaining way -- the science and technology behind the addictive mobile game. " Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science of a Global Phenomenon" which sounds part science lesson and part interactive fun, will be a 10,000-square-foot exhibit that promises to be educational, but not in a stuffy way. " From astronaut Don Pettit demonstrating physics concepts using our characters while aboard the International Space Station, to stories about physics teachers using our games in their lesson plans to inspire their students, Rovio is always proud to be part of fun learning," Dan Mitchell, the company's director of location-based entertainment, said in a statement Monday.
November 15, 2013 |
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., opened a new exhibit this month in an unusual place: inside its eight restrooms. " A Head of Its Time " explores the history of toilets on ships. According to the museum, the idea for the exhibition started about eight years ago and began as a joke. But museum collections and programs chief Anna Holloway submitted a proposal that began: "There is a certain experience that cuts across time, space, age and ethnicity, though not necessarily across genders.
November 14, 2013 |
Ron Burgundy may be the most famous anchorman who never was, but that's not stopping the Newseum in Washington, D.C., from showcasing the fictional '70s character in "Anchorman: The Exhibit," which opens Thursday. Burgundy's burgundy suit? Check. His flaming jazz flute? Check. His Sex Panther Cologne, yes -- along with a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk made famous in the 2004 "Anchorman" film and playing a return visit in " Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues . " The sequel, starring Will Ferrell as Burgundy, is to open Dec. 20. What's with such a lighthearted vibe at the Newseum amid exhibits such as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination and civil rights milestones?
November 13, 2013 |
The L.A.-born fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s like no one else. He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to putting pencil to paper, he was also a clothing stylist, makeup artist and hairdresser who collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel, Christian Dior and more to create images with...
November 13, 2013 |
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's Culture Ministry on Wednesday called off the largest museum exhibition in decades of stone sculptures carved by a mysterious pre-Hispanic culture known as San Agustin after residents of the eponymous southern township blocked the removal of 20 monoliths that were to have been the centerpieces of the show. Most of the 20 statues - some measuring 6 feet in length - were crated and ready for transport in the San Agustin museum complex in southern Colombia on Saturday when hundreds of locals blocked the entrance to prevent trucks from loading them.
November 9, 2013 |
"Let's sit inside," Agnès Varda proposed. "We'll have a kick. " Lifting her cane, the mother of French New Wave cinema began shuffling across the floor of the gallery at the Broad Contemporary Museum at LACMA. Her destination, a few paces away, was her art installation "My Shack of Cinema," a one-story walk-in structure with walls and roof made of 35-millimeter film strips from "Lions Love (...and Lies)," Varda's 1969 classic about an easygoing L.A. ménage à trois , the murder of Robert F. Kennedy and the demise of Old Hollywood.
November 5, 2013 |
Imagine yourself taking a job where, for the first year or two, you have to put up with verbal taunts and physical intimidation from your more senior co-workers; where you are expected to serve their every whim, submit to involuntary head shaving and pick up the tab for thousands of dollars worth of meals that those more senior workers consume. You probably would say, “Take this job and shove it.” That is pretty much what second-year tackle Jonathan Martin told the Miami Dolphins this week when he left the team and returned home to Los Angeles.
November 4, 2013 |
UCLA won its second straight men's basketball exhibition game Monday, beating Cal State San Marcos, 109-79, at Pauley Pavilion. Cal State San Marcos, ranked No. 22 in the preseason NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll, is coached by Jim Saia and is in only its third year as a basketball program. Saia was once an interim coach at USC, going 10-15 after Henry Bibby was fired midway through the 2004-2005 season. UCLA will begin its regular season Friday against Drexel from Philadelphia at 9 p.m. PST. San Diego State beat Cal State San Marcos, 81-66, in an exhibition game last week.
November 4, 2013 |
About this time a year ago Tony Parker, then a freshman center for UCLA, was on Twitter suggesting he was going home to Atlanta. He didn't. And Monday night against Cal State San Marcos, in UCLA's 109-79 exhibition win in front of a crowd listed as 4,023, Parker had 17 points, 16 rebounds and the biggest smile on the Pauley Pavilion court. Parker, who lost about 20 pounds this summer, gave all the credit to trainer Wes Long, who persuaded him to ride an exercise bike a lot and to give up the high-sugar fruit juices Parker loved.
November 1, 2013 |
What happens when a surreal on-screen world takes a museum form? Sometimes it can get stodgy. Other times it can bring to life what had previously existed only on the screen or in our minds. On Friday, one such experiment takes flight in Toronto with the opening of “The Cronenberg Project,” the Toronto International Film Festival organization's sprawling ode to David Cronenberg, the body horror pioneer and all-around genre maestro. Spread out at several spaces in the city and headquartered at its Bell Lightbox, where the flagship “Cronenberg: Evolution” is mounted, the exhibition aims to honor the director's legacy and give a strong flavor of all things Cronenberg.