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  • Cartoonist captures comics

    By Jay Firestone

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The deep-wrinkled smile of Mel Brooks, the sadly nervous stare of Woody Allen and the loud-mouthed plasticity of Joan Rivers -- Drew Friedman doesn't just paint these icons, he captures their wit, charm and the poignancy of their careers.

    "The history of their lives is written on...

  • Frank, Dean and Sammy back from the dead and live on stage

    By Pat Sierchio

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Las Vegas in the early 1960s was a swinger's paradise; a glamorous desert oasis where high-rolling guys and dolls came to bake in the sun by day and party in the air-chilled casinos at night. And during those ring-a-ding years there was no place hotter or cooler in town than the...
  • R. B. Kitaj, 1932-2007—An Appreciation

    By David N. Myers

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The world of art, of ideas and of Jewish culture lost a towering figure this past week. R. B. Kitaj died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 74. Heralded as one of the great figurative painters of his generation, he was also one of the most erudite and provocative Jewish...