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Moment of Friday: Surf photographer Chris Burkard and an ant gallery

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:02pm
Photographer Chris Burkard has always loved water. "I just love being in it," he says. "I love surfing. I love body surfing. I love just getting into the ocean and swimming out."

The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00pm
A symbol of Southern California takes on new meaning in a time of shortage

A symbol of Southern California takes on new meaning in a time of shortage

'Endless Summer' yields special honor for artist John Van Hamersveld

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:00am
John Van Hamersveld designed the famous album jacket for the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street." Forty-two years later, he's embedded on Main Street.

'Into the Woods' teaser provides early peek of movie, but no songs

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:17am
"Into the Woods" is a musical -- though you wouldn't necessarily know that from watching the recently released teaser trailer for Disney's big-screen adaptation.

Cast gives 'Hair' a quick styling before Hollywood Bowl shows

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am
Wherever the musical "Hair" is performed, the casting requirements are the same: young, good looking, capable of carrying a rock tune. Looking great in various states of undress also helps.

Datebook: Punk design, Tokyo photos, paintings by Marsden Hartley

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:28pm
The European years of a key American artist at LACMA, Japanese photography at the Getty, and an assortment of summer group shows that touch on everything from light to L.A. to rock 'n' roll. It’s happening all over our sun-baked metropolis:

'The Mother... With the Hat' invigorates at the Lost Studio

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:00pm
"Your – whaddyacallit – your world view? It ain't mine. And the day it is, that's the day I shoot myself in the head. I didn't get clean to live like that."

Neil LaBute's 'In a Dark Dark House' homes in on troubled past

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:30pm
Neil LaBute’s “In a Dark Dark House” begs the immediate question: why bother with the redundant title? Any residence where Mr. LaBute comes knockin’ is not likely to sit on the sunny side of the street, and his 2007 three-hander proves no exception in its solidly erected but emotionally...

Huntington Library acquires rare Chinese illustrated book

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:00pm
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is building on the work it started in 2008 with the opening of its Chinese Garden. On Thursday it announced that it had acquired a rare and prized 17th century Chinese illustrated book.

Object Lesson: When James Ensor turned to skeletons and satire

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:10pm
Of the more than 100 paintings, etchings and drawings in the Getty Museum's sprawling exhibition devoted to 19th century painter James Ensor, "Skeleton Looking at Chinoiserie" is the sort of work that you just might miss if you cruise through the galleries a little too quickly. It's small, with...