Art

  • GHOST-FLUSTERED: We tried sleeping in a haunted Grande Colonial hotel room in La Jolla

    GHOST-FLUSTERED: We tried sleeping in a haunted Grande Colonial hotel room in La Jolla

    The entity had a message for those of us occupying Room 508 of the Grande Colonial Hotel on Sunday night. Uttered in a voice like Stephen Hawking’s synthesizer, that message was “RUN.” Maritza Skandunas, founder of San Diego Ghost Hunters, and her colleague, Peter Gieblewicz, responded by laughing....

  • When gift shopping, Warwick's in La Jolla makes it personal

    When gift shopping, Warwick's in La Jolla makes it personal

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Among the overwhelming options of gift-giving during the holiday season, Warwick's is here to make your choice easy as well as memorable. Whether it's tokens of gratitude for your child's teachers or unique gifts for your clients, a present makes more of a presence when it's...

  • The Art that Hitler Hated

    The Art that Hitler Hated

    Cornelia Feye dances her laser pointer around a slide of German expressionist Emil Nolde’s “The Last Supper.” The art historian explains what Adolf Hitler hated about the 1909 painting. “The crime (Nolde) was accused of was insolent mockery of the divine,” Feye tells a packed Athenaeum Music &...

  • All over La Jolla's many pop-cultural references

    All over La Jolla's many pop-cultural references

    La Jolla has been celebrated in pop culture since 1911. In fact, many La Jollans may be unaware how often their daily lives intersect with the landmarks that inspired popular books, songs, movies and TV shows. Literary La Jolla L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and a frequent...

  • Halloween happenings in La Jolla, Oct. 27-31

    Halloween happenings in La Jolla, Oct. 27-31

    Local events include spooky stories book-reading, Humans vs. Zombies Capture the Flag Tournament, Halloween carnival and trick or treating.

  • Adventure in Listening: UCSD's Stuart Collection adds a musical piece on campus in La Jolla

    Adventure in Listening: UCSD's Stuart Collection adds a musical piece on campus in La Jolla

    It’s alive! “The Wind Garden,” the latest addition to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, is different from the 18 other site-specific artworks that enliven the 1,200-acre campus. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, it is not a fixed entity, but an ever-changing soundscape...

  • 'Pour me a glass' has a new meaning at LJ Crafted Wines in La Jolla

    'Pour me a glass' has a new meaning at LJ Crafted Wines in La Jolla

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Raise a glass to the growler! For the uninitiated among oeniphiles, a growler is a reusable glass container that holds one liter of the wine of your choice, and at eco-friendly La Jolla Crafted Wines, it's poured into the growler directly from barrels. No cork. No preservatives....

  • Kitchen Shrink: A Yogurt Primer - Become a Culture-Vulture

    Kitchen Shrink: A Yogurt Primer - Become a Culture-Vulture

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Flipping through an old cookbook my mom used religiously during our childhood, I landed on a dog-eared, batter-stained page that revealed our family's favorite recipe for carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. One of the cake ingredients was a half-cup of yogurt. In those days,...

  • Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Here are six more of the women who head local arts institutions, some of them recent arrivals and some of them longtime leaders in the field; including Erika Torri, executive director of La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. La Jolla Light published Part 1 listing the seven other museum directors...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    KITCHEN SHRINK: To keep you on your toes this laid-back summer, and help you get the best out of the season's culinary and solar bounty, here's a quiz on everything from barbecues and bugs to sunburns and stone fruits. Check out next week's column for the answers. • Multiple choice: 1. Watermelons,...

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