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From Culture(d) edited by Mayer Rus Twenty-five years is a long time in a town where you’re only as good as your last movie/series/concert. When Michael Kohn opened his gallery in 1985, the L.A. art world was more insular than it is in today’s era of Renzo Piano pavilions at LACMA, Jeffrey Deitch at MOCA [...]

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The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, celebrating the American Kennel Club’s 125th anniversary When: December 12–13 Where: Long Beach Convention Center Competing: 165 AKC breeds, plus 12 breeds not registered by the AKC Breeds Making Their Debut: Three—Irish red and white setter, Pyrenean shepherd and Norwegian Buhund Attending: More than 3,000 canines from 40 countries Judges: 93 [...]

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By the time the X Games were created in 1995, pro skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston felt their beloved boarding had become more about merchandising and corporations than camaraderie and spontaneity. To help bring the sport back to its roots, in 2007 they founded the Berrics (a combination of “Berra” and “Eric”), a private [...]

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Korek is the great matchmaker of the art world. Having worked in the prints and drawings department at LACMA, she found herself disillusioned by the lack of collaboration within the museum system. So she left that world behind and founded ForYourArt, where she became a “metacurator,” a link between artists and a larger audience. Among [...]

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The conceptual explorations of this London-born artist find fertile ground in Los Angeles. Take, for example, Passages, Beshty’s recent installation at LAXART, which required visitors to walk on a tempered mirrored surface laid throughout the gallery. A single step or shift in weight caused the glass to splinter beneath the thin laminate coating. Such intricate [...]

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If Guitar Hero is the natural progression for anyone who ever shamelessly emulated Joe Perry with an imaginary ax, then Activision’s next gig, DJ Hero, will let anyone who ever did a song mix channel his or her inner spinmaster. Activision has kept its new product, slated for release this fall, under tight security. The [...]

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