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Times Staff WriterVISITORS to the Canary Islands come here with one thing in mind: the beach. It's especially attractive to Europeans in winter, when you need a coat even on the Mediterranean. These cold-weather refugees generally head straight for resorts on the sunny...
Times Staff WriterIt started, oddly enough, with an algebraic equation: X / conventional documentaries = Frank Gehry / conventional architecture Not the typical jumping-off point for a Sydney Pollack film, but then in all the 40-odd films Pollack directed and/or...
Times Staff WriterArchitecture is the slowest of the arts, by far: It often takes a full decade for a building to go from sketch to ribbon-cutting, a journey that can be pushed off course by zoning officials, fussy clients and the laws of gravity. But in "Sketches of Frank...
Times Staff WriterIN Tony Scott's action thriller "Man On Fire," there's a scene where a bodyguard played by Denzel Washington realizes that his young client (Dakota Fanning) is about to be kidnapped. Time slows to a crawl, the camera does a loopy 360-degree pan, and the...
NEW YORK-- An early morning explosion, caused by a small bomb and reminiscent of other mysterious blasts around the city in the last few years, destroyed a sidewalk bench and shattered windows in a Starbucks coffee shop. No one was injured in the blast,...
Spain, less burdened by the weight of history than many of its European neighbors, is now one of the best places in the world to see contemporary architecture. Besides Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which draws about a million visitors a year...
Tags: Rafael Moneo, Architecture, Spain, Arts and Culture, Europe
IF you've been looking for those castles in Spain — to sleep in, that is — the network of state-owned paradores that crisscrosses the country will fill the bill. Established in 1928 at the instigation of King Alfonso XIII to bolster tourism...
Three Southern California art fairs in January, two of them in one weekend? In this economy? It may defy logic, but business is business. As conceived when the financial outlook was rosier, photo.l.a., an annual marketplace for a kaleidoscopic range...
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture, Vehicles, Sculpture, Death
Sun reporterWhen Grace Hartigan was a little girl, she was bewitched by gypsies. In the 1930s, the Travelers still roamed the countryside in nomadic caravans, and young Grace would shinny up the apple tree in her parents' backyard in Newark, N.J., to spy on them....
The Women A Novel T.C. Boyle Viking: 452 pp. $27.95 On paper, T.C. Boyle's latest novel, "The Women," sounds like a prizefight: Swaggering fiction heavyweight takes on America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyle has written about...
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73. Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
Tags: Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Literature, Arts and Culture, FBI
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