March 8, 2009 |
From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always culture-clashing paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways, and he spent time designing for rock stars such as Elton John, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. The snapshots are a fun addition to the art in his book "The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Art of Alan Aldridge," released in the U.S. this month after an exhibition of the same name at the Design Museum in London.
January 18, 2009 |
In bouldering lingo, a climbing route is called a "problem." Some problems here in Hueco Tanks State Historic Site are tougher than others. Mine was a gentle overhang pocked with shallow depressions, among the easiest routes in the park. No need for a 5-inch-thick pad to soften my landing, I thought. After all, I'm only a few feet off the ground.
August 3, 2008 |
LET OTHERS talk about the lure of art from China. James Elaine did something about it. He moved there. "China is here to stay," says Elaine, an artist and curator who has organized edgy exhibitions and introduced emerging figures at the UCLA Hammer Museum for the last decade. "The culture, the art world, it's not a fad of the West that's going to fade away. China is a power."
September 16, 2007 |
RENO, Nev. -- U.S. Forest Service officials never believed John Ligon's claim that he dug up three boulders etched with American Indian petroglyphs four years ago to put them in his front yard for safekeeping. But they did share a concern he voiced that someone would steal the centuries-old rock art on national forest land a few football fields away from a growing housing development.
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July 24, 2007 |
Alanah Woody, a scholar in the study of rock art who helped lead efforts to protect ancient American Indian petroglyphs and pictographs, has died. She was 51. Woody, who taught anthropology and archeology at the University of Nevada, Reno, died Thursday, a few days after becoming ill, her family told the Reno Gazette-Journal. The cause of death was heart failure, the Associated Press reported.
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January 29, 2007 |
Memories of 1980 at Occidental College's Haines Hall have the standard fragments of the era: stereos blasting the B-52's through the dorm, pot-fueled bull sessions about the revival of draft registration, late-night cramming for economics exams. That otherwise private nostalgia took on public significance this month when a former Haines Hall resident from Hawaii known at the time as Barry announced that he was forming an exploratory committee to run for president of the United States. U.S. Sen.