Bugs, bones, birds, and millions upon million more things fill the museum's collections, second only to the Smithsonian's. But there's nothing dusty about this 100-year-old archive of what was and what is Los Angeles.
The Getty's "Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940 - 1990" and the Huntington's "Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream" consider how Los Angeles sought to be forever modern.
The Bureau of Land Management has offered a reward for information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for a bout of archaeological vandalism near Bishop that has angered fans of rock art worldwide.
Palm Springs has a conflicted relationship with good taste. The town is a somewhat self-conscious shrine to the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, with houses, bank buildings and diners reflecting that artistic movement.
The future still looks to the past for inspiration - this week Abigail Child recalls early cinematic techniques for contemporary visual exploration and the Academy recalls the early days of projection...
The best of cinema history is on view this week, with the work of avant-garde icon Maya Deren, the remarkable eight-hour documentary Shoah, and the 24-hour collage film "The Clock" by Christian Marclay.
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