November 16, 2010
BOOKS Stacy Schiff There are a lot of theories swirling about Cleopatra, which we like to think of as something like ancient Egypt's Angelina Jolie. Favorite topics of speculation include her makeup habits, her famous political strategizing and of course, how many lovers she had. Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, queries classical sources in order to wring a fresh and exciting take on a woman who still rivets the imagination. For this Aloud event, Schiff will be in discussion with screenwriter Robin Swicord.
September 23, 2010 |
When a Hollywood project flops, it doesn't usually get a sequel. But Santa Monica is not Hollywood. Case in point: Glow. The biennial art festival launched with a one-night event in July 2008, which ended in disarray. The idea of Glow was to bathe the Santa Monica Pier and the surrounding beach with light from 20 radiant installations, a sort of California version of Nuit Blanche, the annual nocturnal art party staged in cities around the world. But Glow's promises of all-night music sets and luminous art drew 10 times the expected crowd, with nearly a quarter-million people flooding Santa Monica Beach.
September 13, 2010
EVENTS Knot-Tying Workshop Tim Phillips will unravel the mysteries of hitches, lashes, loops and coils. This workshop is held in conjunction with Machine Project's exhibition of the "Sea Nymph," a striking installation replicating a ship sinking in the middle of the gallery. Advance registration is recommended. Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado, L.A. 7 p.m. $35. (213) 483-8761. http://www.machineproject.com. MOVIES Mother of Invention L.A. Talk Radio's Film Courage Interactive Film series presents a feature mockumentary about Vincent Dooly, a cluelessly aspiring inventor who perseveres despite the fact he's never made anything that's worked.
May 13, 2010 |
The sizzle of bacon. The crunch of an apple. The mellifluous sound of ... cheese? Unlike other foods, cheese is generally not thought of as noisy, but on Sunday an Echo Park art group will be taking Angelenos through the process of making cheese, from cows to curds, using the sounds of cheese as a guide. By recording natural sounds from each stage of the process and combining the sounds with music, L.A. art collective Machine Project has created an unusual backdrop for a cheese-tasting and lecture by a Northern California cheese-maker.
May 13, 2010
Ferment [cheese] Where: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles When: 3 p.m. Sunday Price: $5 Info: (213) 483-8761; http://www.machineproject.com
March 12, 2010
ART Robin Rhode Exhibition The South African artist's first L.A. exhibition features drawings, photographs, objects, video animation and film. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Through June 6. Adults $12, seniors and students $8, children younger than 12 free. (323) 857-6000. www.lacma.org. EVENTS "Eat Bug Eat" Channel your inner Andrew Zimmern at this Machine Project event, where all sorts of creepy-crawlies will be available. Machine Project, 1200 D N. Alvarado St., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (213)