Artscapes: Butterfly Sculpture Alights at Nature Center

By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. │ Newport Beach Arts Foundation Bravo for Mayor Curry’s proposal for a special fund that will help with the installation of public art no cost to taxpayers!  Many citizens already work toward this goal and here’s the proof from a few years ago. Back in...

A ‘Whale’ of a Play at South Coast Rep

Charlie lives alone in a drab,  unkempt bachelor pad in a small northern Idaho town. He works as an online English professor to under-motivated college freshmen. He’s seriously overqualified for the job, but it pays well, and enables him to work from home. That’s a good thing,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2013

Artscapes: Richard Jackson retrospective at OCMA

A huge dog posed with his right hind leg frozen in high lift against the facade of the Orange County Museum of Art and a big splash of yellow paint marks the spot that is now permanently his own–for now. Take that, Jeff Koons! “Bad Dog” is the creation of Richard Jackson,...

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Late Sunday night, NASA successfully landed the rover Curiosity in the Gale Crater on the surface of Mars. A far cry from 1997’s skateboard-sized rover, Sojourner, this beast of a machine is the size of a soccer mom’s SUV and is, in essence, a full-fledged geochemistry lab on...

Lomong’s Road to London a Riveting Read

Olympic mania is in full swing at our house. My DVR is working overtime recording all the races and matches I can’t stay home for, and I am staying up late each night watching our Olympians make us proud. In fact, earlier today, as I began to compose this column, my children,...

‘Island Danger’ a Safe Choice for Tweens

Former Harbor Day teacher and Newport Beach resident Margo Sorenson is at it again. The prolific writer, known for her picture books and squeaky-clean teen romances, is releasing her newest story and first e-book, “Island Danger,” today. Put out by Canada-based Muse Publishing,...

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