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  • 5 years ago | Art

    The California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art is a tradition dating back to 1984, when the venue was known as the Newport Harbor Art Museum and its chief curator was Paul Schimmel, now at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. The Orange ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    The very idea of Experimental Cinema in Los Angeles is almost an oxymoron. In the heart of Hollywood, why would anyone with any marketable moviemaking chops bother with such celluloid navel-gazing — and who would ever see it? The truth is th...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    Cinema is a strangely autistic medium, often offering aid and encouragement to obviously pathological misanthropes, which isn't really a problem when that translates primarily into the form and content of their work — look at Stan Brakhage. ...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    For most of us, one of the fundamental appeals of art is its exemplary capacity in the struggle against entropy — a cultural artifact is valued according to the degree of order it embodies — and the strength of its resistance to the ra...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    Click here for "L.A. Weekly Critics' Choices: Highlights From the Fall Season." Click here for "Lari's Signature: Why Pittman matters," by Christopher Miles. Click here for "Musical Art Spaces: Openings, closures and reopenings," by Shana Nys Damb...

  • 5 years ago | Art

    What makes things meaningful? Is it the mere indication that something meaningful is, in fact, present? Is it the attention we then invest in it? Is it our capacity to subsequently rationalize that experiential phenomenon into a communicable verba...