The Arts

Alternative Painting Techniques Artists Love

Splattering and Dripping<p>While <b>Jackson Pollock</b> is considered as the most well-known painter who created his abstract pieces by dripping paint onto a …

Painting

President Trump is a 'world class narcissist,' but he's not mentally ill, says the psychiatrist who helped define narcissism

I watched President Trump’s news conference the other day, and I thought: He’s kind of crazy. Not <i>crazy</i> crazy. But you know, just weird.<p>He is self-absorbed, unabashed about repeating falsehoods, and rude. He doesn’t listen to questions before launching into misguided tirades. He thought a reporter …

Los Angeles

Trump widens a generation gap in Vietnamese community: Older hard-liners vs. liberal youths

Steve Tran lifted the lid on the news rack along Little Saigon’s Moran Street and exclaimed: “Great man!”<p>“I tell you, this idea he has of keeping out Muslims is the right thing to do,” said the 80-year-old, a refugee of the Vietnam War. “We are the good refugees. They’re not political refugees like …

Refugees

How 'Little Tokyo' Of Los Angeles Changed Into 'Bronzeville' And Back Again

When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.

Picasso masterpiece that represents Nazi occupation of Paris set to fetch £15m at auction

A Picasso painting of the tomato plant that grew on his windowsill during the Nazi occupation of Paris is to go under the hammer with an estimate of up to £15 million.<p>The still life represents both the privations of war - Parisians were forced to grow their own produce because food was scarce - …

Pablo Picasso

Are there any truly great American artists?

The Davis Museum pulls all art made by immigrants from its collection. What would U.S. art be without them?<p>Alongside more traditional exhibits (like a killer Carlo Dolci show), the Davis Museum of Art at Wellesley College has just announced a statement un-exhibit, “Without Immigrants,” in which all …

Art

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here’s help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

Travel

An introduction to Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley

The tools you will require are simple:<p>Paper – preferably plate finish or at least smooth<br>• Pencils – 6B, 2B, HB, H, and 2H (I use 2mm clutch pencils but …

Painting

City Ballet Has a New Principal Dancer

Russell Janzen, a tall, broad-shouldered dancer known for his élan, was named a principal dancer at New York City Ballet on Sunday.<p>Mr. Janzen, who grew up in Philadelphia, joined the company in 2008 and had his big breakthrough in 2014 as the protagonist in George Balanchine’s “Davidsbündlertänze.” …

Ballet

These orbs were created in-camera using light painting and plexiglass

When I first saw these orbs, I was almost sure that they we were computer generated. I was wrong. The orbs are a work of art from German Light Art …

Painting

'One of the fathers of American film criticism': Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died Saturday in Los Angeles from complications after a series of strokes, his family said. He was 84.<p>…

Los Angeles

Artist uses paintings to tackle politics

His paintings tell stories of power – how is it conceived, used and who wields it.<p>Wisani Benjamin Manyisi’s artwork is seen as too crude by those new …

Painting

Images: Sci-Fi Landscape Art From Sylvain Coutouly

This is a collection of sci-fi art from Sylvain Coutouly.<p>Coutouly is a Canadian concept artist at Capy. There isn't much indication of what these …

Painting

Laguna painter blends traditional designs with modern styles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The patterns and shapes tumble from Marla Allison’s canvas like pottery shards or leaves strewn by a passing breeze.<p>“Pottery …

Painting

Extremely lovely human body paintings of animal art

Art and creativity can be so gorgeous that they can keep your jaw open and from this link you will get to see something like that also. Body …

Painting

A chilling moment to mark the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment

He’s 94 years old and still clearly remembers.<p>Tokuji Yoshihashi remembers Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and wondering what would happen to Americans like him who looked like the enemy. He soon found out.<p>Exactly 75 years ago Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, …

Los Angeles

How to Star Rate Your Files in Windows 10 (and Why You'd Want to)

If you use Windows Explorer as your primary file organizer, you might want a way to flag photos or video as favorites. Whether it's for marking your …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paint what you drink: Vanvouver YouTube artist shows us how to paint with coffee

Mei Yu of Fun3Draw shows us how to paint with coffee — and it smells as good as it looks<p>Vancouver's Mei Yu's online art videos continue to gain in …

Painting

Fascinating F1 Fact:74

In Grand Prix racing history, there have been two Henri Durands, both from the town of Mamazet, near the celebrated fortified city of Carcassonne, in …

Motorsport

75 years later, looking back at The Times' shameful response to the Japanese internment

Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, declaring parts of the United States to be military zones from which particular groups of people could be “excluded” for security reasons. The order set the stage for the relocation and internment, beginning the …

History

L.A. Times Recants 1942 Editorials on Internment of Japanese Americans

Feb. 21, 1942: The Times reports President Roosevelt’s executive order on the evacuation of Japanese Americans. Note the byline: Future Nixon booster …

Social Studies

San Diego Opera's funny 'Falstaff' pleases the eyes, ears

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” turned 124 years old this month, but in some ways, its return to the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday night …

San Diego

Paying tribute to Oscar-winning musical 'The Broadway Melody'

Leading up to the Oscars Feb. 26, Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips presents a weeklong video series saluting Academy Award-winning musicals across the decades.<p>First up: "The Broadway Melody," a 1929 tale of a sister act trying to make it big on Broadway.<p>Check back tomorrow for Michael’s …

Entertainment

ECHL club turns concept of banner ceremony on its head

Close enough.<p>The ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets retired the number of Colin Chaulk in a pregame ceremony Saturday, and things quickly got turned a little …

Ice Hockey

Blog Archive » Who’s a good Rembrandt? You are! Yes you are!

A drawing of a dog in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, Germany, has been identified as the work of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt …

Painting

The Top 6 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Art critic Tabish Khan brings you the top art exhibitions to visit this week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s …

Art

Kraft Heinz drops $143-billion offer for Unilever

Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143-billion offer to buy Unilever, the companies announced Sunday in a joint news release.<p>Unilever — which has a head office in London and makes mayonnaise, tea and seasonings — earlier had spurned the offer, saying the price was too low.<p>Despite rejection, …

Business

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: Canadian violinist takes on Sibelius’ concerto

The Greenwich Symphony is set to welcome Canadian violinist Christina Bouey, who will turn her bow to Jean Sibelius’ violin concerto, a work known …

Music

‘The Great Wall’ Topples at North American Box Office

LOS ANGELES — In an embarrassment for Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese conglomerate determined to become a global film superpower, its first mega-budget production, “The Great Wall,” fizzled in North American release over the weekend.<p>Costing at least $150 million to make and tens of millions more to …

Movies

Coconut Grove Arts Festival draws thousands

Thousands of people took advantage of Sunday’s sunny weather by exploring the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, which runs through Monday.<p>The annual …

Presidents Day