On Monday night a fine-feathered crowd assembled in Beverly Hills at the historic Greystone Mansion. Once the home of the patrician Doheny family, the manicured grounds and grand architecture (specifically the flagstone courtyard and arched coach house) were the perfect backdrop for the official int ... More >>
Italian officials who wanted to find out how they were doing in their quest to save Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper from five centuries of decay knew just where to turn: USC professor Constantinos Sioutas.
An expert on the huge effects of tiny particles in the air, Sioutas coauthored thi ... More >>
On this Thanksgiving week the good folks at USC are doing their part to save Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" from the ills of modern-day air pollution. (Unfortunately, they couldn't save it from the visual pollution of the above UC Davis-pepper-spray-cop meme).
Copyright Billy Al Bengston, Billy Al Bengston studio holdings, photo by Brian Forrest Billy Al Bengston's painting Sonny, now at the Getty as part of Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time has arrived! Sort of. At least for the press.
This morning the Getty held the opening press confe ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLeonardo da Vinci, by way of Aled LewisSee more of Shannon Cottrell's photos in "SUPER iam8bit in Echo Park: Video Games and Art."
Part of pop art's appeal comes in instantly recognizing icons from contemporary life. Andy Warhol's soup cans might've been ridiculously mundane, ... More >>
Clifford A. WrightGomser Cholera, a Swiss potato and cheese pie
Clifford Wright is a James Beard award winning author and culinary instructor at Venice Cooking School with New York Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman. He's been widely hailed as the foremost English speaking expert on Medit ... More >>
People have been saying for quite time that our portion sizes have been increasing. Now, thanks to a study at (Sweet 16-bound) Cornell, and paintings of the the last known meal Jesus ever ate, we might just have the proof. Cornell's Brian Wasnik pored over 52 different paintings of The Last Supper, ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Poland, where theater is hipRACHEL ROSENTHAL AT 83
‚ÄčThe Rachel Rosenthal Company (founded in 1989) is throwing a fundraiser to help celebrate the performance artist's 83rd birthday, past achievements and the upcoming publication o ... More >>
Moi dix Mois with Mana in the center
When visual kei artist Mana's global legion of fans refer to him as Mana-sama, it isn't just a cute nickname. The Japanese honorific is a term of respect more than endearment. After reading and listening to scores of devotees invoke his name, it might be a sign ... More >>
Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Hildegard von Bingen, Albert Einstein, Susan Sontag, Manic Street Preachers: the smartest of our breed, humans whose brains teamed with their obsessions to create order where there was chaos, to make sense of this crazy world we live in. Add yet another notch to the totem o ... More >>