Arts

Picture This: Capturing Afghanistan's cinema culture (photos)

Movies in Afghanistan were banned under Taliban rule, so when photographer Jonathan Saruk started seeing people going back to the movies he pulled out his camera.

Royal seal at LACMA may have been stolen during Korean War

South Korean officials say a 16th century royal seal in the collection of the L.A. County Museum of Art may have been stolen out of a shrine in Seoul during the Korean War.

Remembering the private, passionate and protective Diane Disney Miller

I’m sad I’ll never again come home to a phone message that began “Charles? Diane Miller!” It always meant the start of another shared adventure.

David Lynch's 'Naming' at Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery

This weekend, you could slam through "Twin Peaks" (it's on Netflix) and then go see some of David Lynch's non-film visual art at Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery.

Sikh film and art featured at 3-day Sikhlens festival in Orange

Sikhlens is hosting its annual Sikh Arts & Film Festival at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts this Friday through Sunday.

Lari Pittman's art wonders how a disturbed nation came to be

With his new exhibition at Regen Projects, the L.A. artist reaches into the past, reports from the present and asks what makes a modern "history painting."

New York's graffiti mecca, 5Pointz, whitewashed overnight

The iconic Queens building was a stop on many tours and was the canvas for some 1,500 artists. It will be demolished making way for new apartments and shops.

Picture This: Steve Winter captures LA's elusive cougars

How do you take a photo of an animal you'll never see? That was wildlife photographer Steve Winter's conundrum when he set out to capture the cougars that roam the hills of Griffith Park.

Martin Mull paints dreams of suburbia 'you didn't know you had' (photos)

Actor/artist Martin Mull opens a new collection of paintings Bob Odenkirk describes as "stunning, moving, and strange. It makes you feel like you're watching a dream you didn't know you had."

If the Internet is your canvas, you paint in zeros and ones

In early October, the first website was sold at an established auction for $3.500, highlighting the growing acceptance of artwork that lives in a virtual space.

Getty Villa exhibit invites visitors to rediscover Roman Emperor Tiberius

Cruelty? Sexcapades? Drunken toga parties? The Getty Villa's new exhibit shows off a rare statue of Tiberius, portrayed as (mostly) victim of Roman tittle-tattle.

David Sedaris to share spotlight with Off-Ramp's Dylan Brody

David Sedaris is coming to Pasadena November 15th, and he's asked Off-Ramp commentator Dylan Brody to share the stage with him and tell a goats story.

Photos: Banksy's month (so far) in New York City

The reclusive British street artist has unleashed a participatory experiment on New York. We take a visual tour via social media.

Opera for wireless headphones opens this weekend

If you travel through Union Station this weekend, you might walk right into the middle of an opera performance and not even realize it.

Pepe Aguilar's 12 favorite multi-cultural songs; what are yours? (Playlist)

What are your favorite songs from around the world? Share with us on Twitter using #PepeAguilarKPCC or in comments below.

Collectible art at street prices: Banksy sells pieces for $60

The artist and provocateur Banksy, whose sly graffiti art adorns collectors' walls, opened a sidewalk kiosk to sell his work.