October 2, 2013 |
Case Study House No. 22 may be one of the most photographed homes in the world, but it is Julius Shulman's black-and-white photographs of the house, taken in 1960, that immortalized a rchitect Pierre Koenig's glass-and-steel design. A new exhibition opening Saturday at Woodbury University's Hollywood Gallery examines this phenomenon -- the ways in which architectural photography moves beyond buildings documentation and into the realm of timeless artwork. Presented by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury, “Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design” features the work of contemporary architectural photographers Peter Aaron, Jon Miller, Bilyana Dimitrova, Undine Pröhl, Joe Fletcher, Tim Street-Porter, Timothy Hursley, Lara Swimmer, Alan Karchmer and Paul Warchol.
October 1, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - On the first day of the Clippers' training camp here Tuesday, Coach Doc Rivers praised DeAndre Jordan , saying his center was "fantastic today" in a defensive role. And that is where Rivers wants Jordan to make his mark on the game for the Clippers. "You don't have to do it on the offensive end to be a star," Rivers said after the first of twice-daily practices on UC San Diego's campus. "You can be a star and a winner by doing it on [defense]. He was pretty much that today.
September 30, 2013 |
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid. "I always had a paternal thing about him," said Danza, 62, who came to fame 35 years ago as the hapless boxer/cabbie Tony Banta on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Taxi. " "When he was in 'Angels in the Outfield,' you could tell he was a very talented kid," noted the former professional boxer, on the phone from New York.
September 29, 2013 |
"Los Angeles is UCLA's town now" are words that can make Bruins Coach Jim Mora cringe a bit. It was less than two years ago that Los Angeles seemed to be USC's town. In November 2011, then-UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said the Bruins had closed the gap with USC. The Trojans' 50-0 victory later that month proved otherwise. Neuheisel was fired and a long stretch of UCLA mediocrity was extended. Things can change that fast. USC fired Coach Lane Kiffin on Sunday.
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September 28, 2013 |
Benny Perea, a veteran of two wars, found himself at age 78 sleeping on a mattress behind a liquor store and hanging out in homeless encampments along the San Gabriel River. He once owned a home in Baldwin Park and worked as a plumber for the Chevron refinery. But he struggled with addiction and saw his marriage fail. "It's going to happen to everybody all over the world, when you wake up one day and you have nobody but yourself," Perea said. Despite entreaties from advocates for the homeless, Perea had resisted moving to an apartment.
September 28, 2013 |
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum. Now, with the museum turning 50 with a celebratory splash of exhibitions, one might ask: What would Sir Henry Wellcome think? The mega collector - who was born in a Wisconsin log cabin in 1853 and died a titled Englishman in 1936 - would probably be surprised that the African and Pacific core of the Los Angeles museum's 120,000-piece holding of world arts consists of works he selected.
September 27, 2013 |
There was a hole in the sleeve of Adam Brody's threadbare T-shirt. His eyes were still puffy from sleep, even though it was nearly noon. He looked as though he had rolled out of bed just moments before leaving his home in Encino and driving down to Jan's Restaurant, an old-school West Hollywood diner. He seemed nothing like Seth Cohen, the well-to-do nerd he played to great fanfare on the popular teen soap "The O.C. " But it's been six years since the Fox program went off the air, and a lot has changed.
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September 26, 2013 |
Decades after that December day in the Guatemalan village, the former soldier could remember the women's screams. Their cries for help, he said, rang out from the church as the soldiers raped them. He recalled the bloodshed and the victims flung into a well, some still alive as they plunged. "At Dos Eres, the people were humble people," the soldier, Cesar Franco Ibanez, said of the 1982 massacre of more than 200 villagers. "They had no weapons. " In a Riverside courtroom this week, Jorge Sosa, a Moreno Valley martial arts instructor, is on trial, accused of lying on his application for U.S. citizenship.
September 26, 2013 |
L.A.-based musician-filmmaker Ariana Delawari's very personal documentary "We Came Home" chronicles the frequent trips she made to her father's homeland, Afghanistan, in its alternatingly hopeful and turbulent years following the initial routing of the Taliban after 9/11. Her father, a prominent banker-activist, had moved back to help rebuild the country's economy. Delawari's main focus, however, is a 2007 trip in which she and two colleagues recorded songs at her parents' Kabul house in collaboration with a handful of elder Afghan musicians.
September 25, 2013 |
Five games left and what do the Dodgers have to play for? Not a lot, really. The one carrot left is now dangling so far away it's almost faded from view. Home-field advantage was supposed to be the charge this final week, but that's almost off the table. The Dodgers have five regular-season games to play and both Atlanta and St. Louis lead them by two games. And since both have motivation to finish with the best record so they can claim home-field advantage should they meet in the National League Championship Series, they're not going to let up. Which means since the wild-card winner will meet the team with the best overall record, the Dodgers will get the team with the second-best record.