Writer-director John DiFusco's revival of his Vietnam drama Tracers impressed Paul Birchall enough to earn it this week's Pick. For all new reviews and stage listings, see below Breaking up hard to do in this week's stage feature, which compares Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at the Ahmanson to Pa ... More >>
See also: *Natural History Museum Turns Angelenos Into Spider Catchers and Ladybug Hunters *How to Keep Kids From Swatting the Butterflies at the Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has never been one to perpetuate the myth so many of us hold dear: that there is a divi ... More >>
See also: *Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament When organizers of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum's First Fridays series asked the public what sorts of programming it wanted to see, people overwhelmingly said that they wanted (a) sex, and (b) science author Mary Roach. Oddly enough, o ... More >>
Lily Simonson is not your typical L.A. artist. Engaged in producing science as well as art, she creates a unique view of the natural world in her paintings. Her first solo show, "Wet and Wild" which is up at CB1 gallery in downtown, shows some of the fascinating creatures -- alien and familiar -- th ... More >>
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Approximately 355,000 people visit the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits each year, which has us wondering what percentage of attendees are grade schoolers forced there on a class trip because -- let's face it -- the Tar Pits kind of suck. Yeah, it's cool that tar has been seeping from the ground aro ... More >>
AnimalPhotos.infoHydrochaeris hydrochaeris, aka the capybaraThe Los Angeles County Natural History Museum has plenty of bizarre beasties in stock, many of them from creatures not found within a thousand miles of L.A. -- or within a thousand years of 2011. Which is why the museum is captivated ... More >>
Kathy A. McDonaldA T. rex is poised to munch out at the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall Three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons are posed dynamically, hovering over a skeletal carcass -- this is the dramatic centerpiece of the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's new Dinosaur Hall, wh ... More >>
The Natural History Museum isn't just about flora, fauna, and fossils. In an effort to make sense of today's gold mine of environmental information, the museum is bringing back its Sustainable Sundays series, and introducing a brand-new gardening workshop for experts and newbies alike.
The scavengers out there
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Breaking the museum sound barrier
The best-selling author of Guns, Germs and Steel asks whimsical questions with grave answers. In his latest book, he turns his attention to the collapse of civilization.