Egypt's capital has been associated with protest and political upheaval, but an arts festival attempts to clear away the dust and revitalize a once-glorious cultural hub.
Artist Mike Sheehan spent a day at rehearsals for Los Angeles Opera's rendition of 'Tosca' and was amazed to find a laid back, convivial atmosphere at the opera.
Photographer Donna DeCesare joins the show to talk about her work from the war zones of Central America to the ganglands of Los Angeles.
Nearly seven decades after the end of World War II, the Internet and improved technology have helped locate the rightful owners of art looted by the Nazis, but it's still a painstaking process.
What is wrong with the old museum?
A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican dating to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery will hold their annual benefit and silent auction this Saturday at the Barnsdall Art Park.
David Scharf is one of the world's leading names in electron microscope photography: those giant, luminescent photos of tiny things like bugs, dust, and nerves.
Mark Laita makes his living as a commercial photographer, you've likely seen his work on products ranging from the iPhone to Gatorade. But his passion is portraits of everything from people and peonies to seahorses and snakes.
On tap this week, we'll speak with someone not well known as a shutterbug, singer/songwriter Graham Nash. During his 50-year career as a rock star, Nash was also almost always taking pictures.
Brazil's largest city is more about business than art. But a new crop of creators is trying to change that by sprucing up public spaces.
Historians used to think of Athens, Sparta, and Corinth as the real thing, and their Italian colonies as backwaters of little importance. Now, they believe some of the highest advancements of Greek art (and even science) were happening not in the great Attic cities but on Greek civilization’s westernmost fringes. Like Sicily.
Artist Brendan O'Connell's paintings find beauty in a cathedral of American consumerism. His thoughtful, unironic paintings of life inside Wal-Mart stores reflect on our relationship to brands and the search for "transcendence" in a shopping cart.
“Le Show,” a public broadcasting institution hosted by Harry Shearer since 1983, was removed from KCRW’s broadcast schedule effective immediately earlier this week.