Los Angeles (Calif)

John Waters, an Auteur of Trash, Would Like to Thank the Academy

BALTIMORE — John Waters was leading a delegation from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures — in for the week from Los Angeles — on a tour of his home of 32 years, cluttered with film artifacts and kitschy curios and tucked behind trees on a quiet corner five miles from this city’s waterfront. There […]

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After Upheaval, MOCA Bets on Johanna Burton to Bring Stability

LOS ANGELES — The Museum of Contemporary Art, with its enviable collection, has long been a symbol of California’s flourishing arts scene, and it helped spur the resurgence of a once barren patch of downtown Los Angeles. But waves of management upheaval have damaged its reputation and raised questions about its prospects at a time […]

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In Her Last Works, Kaari Upson Explores Vanity and Decay

LOS ANGELES — On a visit last month to Kaari Upson’s studio here, it looked like she just left to grab a cup of coffee or maybe one of the “garbage burritos” she loved so much. Her art was everywhere: new paintings and drawings covering the walls, with recent sculptures of tree trunks — made […]

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They Wanted to Roll Back Tough-on-Crime Policies. Then Violent Crime Surged.

That’s left no clear evidence linking progressive policies to these trends, but critics have been quick to make the connection, suggesting that prosecutors have let offenders walk and created an expectation that low-level offenses won’t be charged. Those arguments have landed on voters and city leaders already grappling with a scourge of pandemic-related ills — […]

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Rams’ Aggressive Roster Build Pays Off in Super Bowl Win

As Burrow stayed patient, guiding the Bengals on a seven-minute drive in the second quarter that was capped by an exquisite trick play — running back Joe Mixon’s toss to Tee Higgins — Stafford started firing his passes high, wide or just off. One such throw caused Beckham to reach behind him, and when he […]

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Prepare Yourself for This Weekend’s ‘Crypto Bowl’

The crypto industry, which struggles with a reputation for being volatile, bad for the environment and overrun by wealthy tech guys, has tried to demystify itself for the general public in part by pouring money into marketing. Several ad experts said they had déjà vu, noting similarities to the gush of money dedicated to marketing […]

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Charles Ray Is Pushing Sculpture to Its Limit

“When you get to the more volatile social subject matter, I often think it starts as a provocation or a bad-boy experiment, which is a prod for him to start thinking,” says Jack Bankowsky, a former editor of Artforum who organized a renowned 2014 exhibition of Ray, Koons, and Katharina Fritsch. “That kicking-the-hornet’s-nest aspect is […]

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Beaches Closed After 8.5 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill in Los Angeles County

About eight and a half million gallons of untreated sewage have spilled into a flood-control waterway in Los Angeles County since Thursday afternoon, prompting at least five beaches to close, an official with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts said. “It is a lot,” said Bryan Langpap, a spokesman for the agency. “That’s the biggest […]

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Boldface Names Give Los Angeles a New Cultural Center

LOS ANGELES — On a clear December morning, Los Angeles’s greatest hits shine from the roof of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion: You can see the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, even a snowy Mount Baldy, all without squinting. The pavilion, a futuristic, three-story trapezoid with a wood-paneled event center, sunken garden and rooftop terrace […]

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