Mad, Mad, Mad World

Much is being made of the influence of the show “Mad Men,” and rightfully so.  It has been “officially” recognized as one of the best shows on TV, as evidenced by its’ Emmy’s.  It’s well-written, well-directed and has a great cast, but it’s the set design and costumes that seem…
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How much “loading” can take place at once on LaC?

The parking situation on La Cienega is fairly tolerable.  I would argue that this is mainly due to the fact that there’s never a particularly high concentration of shoppers promenading up and down the boulevard, which, in turn, I would blame more than any other factor on the absence of…
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Change They Can Live In

What’s the first word that pops to mind when you think of Barack Obama?  Odds are that you said “Change.”   And while the President-Elect has been busily nominating some of the brightest minds in the country to fill out his Cabinet so as to best bring about that indeterminate abstraction,…
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To Do This Weekend: Photo LA

The 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition opens to the public today at noon at The Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport.  More than 60 galleries from around the world have booths showcasing works from today’s most sought-after shutterbugs.  The fair itself has gained prominence in recent…
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How was your week?

Over the holidays. I read Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton.  For anyone even mildly curious about the international art scene, I highly recommend reading it.  The book is essentially independent portraits of each of seven different aspects of the overall milieu.  Thornton immerses herself in each…
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“Pimp My Ride” on Steroids

Images of the new limousine which will shuttle soon-to-be President Obama about town have emerged on the Internet, and while it’s not exactly piling up style points, its’ design pretty much guarantees it to be the meanest car on the streets.  Almost universally inspiring comparisons to a tank, it’s apparently…
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Happy New Year!

I was away for a few weeks over the holidays, hence the lack of posts, in case anyone was curious.  I spent the time around New Year’s Day up in Napa with family and many friends.  During our stay we were more than fortunate to have a private tour of…
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