Nika Bauman

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Wesley Kimler: 'I Never See Beauty'

I never see beauty. It is foreign to me and if even I could glimpse it, it would only be in recognition of a struggle gone cold, soon to be discarded as I move on. No satisfaction taken: a corpse kicked to the curb. It's about not knowing how to live, thats what painting is, what is performance, …

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Hilarious 1977 STAR WARS Review Tears Movie Apart

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Macro Photos That Focus In on the Beautiful Details of Ordinary Things

Can you tell what the translucent object is in the photograph above? It’s a single grain of sugar captured in a macro photograph by artist Pyanek, …

Make this L.A. Chamber Orchestra guest conductor feel at home

With Jeffrey Kahane having announced that he will step down as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2017, it is safe to assume that any guest conductor is a candidate for the position. There's time. The search will likely be long and extensive.<p>Then again, LACO could make life easy …

Leftist leader Alexis Tsipras takes office as Greece's prime minister

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left Syriza party, was sworn in Monday as Greek prime minister, setting the stage for a showdown with creditors over painful budget cuts and tax increases that could have potential ripple effects across the European Union.<p>Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate the …

Life Can Be Such a Drag!

So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall. October in San Francisco always evokes images in a resident's mind of:<p>The Blue …

Self-Reliance: An Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

<i>Image by Munroe</i><p>The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.--  Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>When I attended high school in Germany, I was deterred by philosophy's complex logic. It was only when I moved abroad for college that I reconsidered …

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

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Satire, art and culture

The massacre at Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo raised a host of questions about terrorism, and social and security policy. It also thrust the art of cartooning — and satire more generally — into the headlines and cross hairs.<p>Below, Times writers and critics look at the cultural background …

The Best Moments of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014

America’s largest design event celebrates its most successful year yet.<p>In its new home in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dwell on Design 2014 was abuzz with more than 31,000 attendees, 400-plus exhibitors, and over 200 presenters. On Friday, June 20, the show kicked off with a …

Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck in Stunning Dance Performance of The Dying Swan

Spike Jonze filmed this truly remarkable rendition of “The Dying Swan” by Los Angeles-based hip-hop dancer Lil Buck, with Yo-Yo Ma providing …

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Glorious Tumblr Examines The World From An Artwork's Perspective

Considering all the time we've spent looking at art, we're ashamed to say we've never quite considered what exactly <i>they</i> are looking at.<p>Enter Masashi Kawamura and his tumblr "What They See," which captures the world from the perspectives of famous artworks, inviting us to see through their (painted …

Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

The "Lone Genius" character is hot right now in television and movies. Sometimes the genius is real (think Benedict Cumberbatch in <i>The Imitation Game</i>), and sometimes he's fictional (think Benedict Cumberbatch in <i>Sherlock</i>). But one thing is almost always certain: He's a guy.<p>Now one researcher says …

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Rubens: Was he the most important artist of all time?

It was one evening in June 1629 that Peter Paul Rubens first caught sight of Dover’s white cliffs. He was on his way to England as the esteemed guest of Charles I, who’d dispatched the warship Adventure to Brabant especially for his safe conveyance.<p>Two days later, the Flemish master was invited to …

Men embrace women who embrace retro sexism

Adam Bisby at <i>The Globe and Mail</i> is thrilled that it’s not just men who are participating in the retro sexism trend.When his friend gifted him a …

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook’s best friend<p><i>On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby</i> …

Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

In 1945, Britain’s army film unit commissioned a sprawling doc on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, supervised by Hitchcock. A new film …

20 Colorful Kitchen Finds Under $20

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Why Common Deserves the Grammy for Best Rap Album

The Grammys do still matter. Because of that they need to make the right choice, and that choice is Common.<p>Leading up to and following the Grammy awards every year, music fans of many persuasions share a common criticism: The Grammys don’t matter anymore. It’s a reactionary response used by fans …

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Gordon Parks' Never-Before-Seen Photos Of 1950s Segregation

Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after his mother passed away, and wound up becoming the first African American photographer for Life Magazine.<p>Only two years after his first Life …