Jewish history in turn-of-the-century America usually conjures up images of deeply religious East Coast garment district workers or greased-back, penny-pinching Old Hollywood studio moguls.
The Autry National Center attempts to break down this second stereotype with its latest exhibit, "Jews in the ... More >>
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Eero Saarinen's fingerprints are all over mid-century design's greatest hits, and even if you can't pronounce his name, you definitely know his ... More >>
This week, a performance artist celebrates a jazz singer, a Parisian artist celebrates a German-born architect and an iconic L.A. gallery says goodbye with the same savvy it's always had.
5. Everyone onstage
Abbey Lincoln played a black maid in the 1968 film For Love of Ivy -- not a bit part but th ... More >>
In some circles in L.A., mid-century architecture is sacred -- never to be modified, altered, or renovated. Richard Neutra's VDL Research House II, overlooking the reservoir in Silver Lake and built by the architect for his own family, is considered iconic here. Now owned by Cal Poly Pomona, the 2,0 ... More >>
Courtesy of Los Angeles Modern AuctionsRichard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake, photographed by Julius Shulman in 1966. A print of this image, and some of the furniture photographed, are up for auction this weekend. Life in sepia remains unavailable.In the material world, the past is never ... More >>
TimeRichard Neutra.Now, if you lived in a normal city in America, a Richard Neutra house would be considered a collectible, a classic, a work of art, a landmark, even.
But apparently the Viennese architect's work rates only as a "tear down" in tony Beverly Hills.
That's right, a recent, $14 ... More >>
Curbed L.A. today features a bit of architectural whimsy -- not in the form of Buck Rogers-like blueprints imagined during the 1930s, but a list of city projects that never saw the light of day and which would make cool destinations on a iPhone GPS application. Some are dead and buried projects such ... More >>
In a few short years, IAMX, the dark, electronic pop project of Sneaker Pimps co-founder Chris Corner, has developed an intense cult following. Back in 2007, his shows at Safari Sam's sold out with little in the way of major press. At LA nightclubs, selectors like DJ Xian regularly s ... More >>