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Painter-on-the-verge Oli Epp's U.S. solo debut has human folly in full technicolor

Painter-on-the-verge Oli Epp's U.S. solo debut has human folly in full technicolor
  • Painter-on-the-verge Oli Epp's U.S. solo debut has human folly in full technicolor FWC: Painter-on-the-verge Oli Epp’s U.S. solo debut has human folly in full technicolor

    Oli Epp, born 1994, may be today’s Roy Lichtenstein. Or tomorrow’s Ed Ruscha. Or the next day’s Philip Guston. Or all of the above. Or maybe none. At Richard Heller Gallery, the London-based painter’s U.S. solo debut, “Contactless,” raises big questions about art, life and technology — and then…

  • Author Laila Lalami on how 'immigration is a timeless theme' FWC: Author Laila Lalami on how ‘immigration is a timeless theme’

    Moroccan-American novelist Laila Lalami, sat down for a video chat with The Times to discuss her recently released novel, “The Other Americans,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Lalami’s book follows the hit-and-run death of a Moroccan immigrant and the stories of the people connected…

  • Watch Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Ride Out Sound Problems at Coachella 2019 FWC: Watch Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Ride Out Sound Problems at Coachella 2019

    The duo navigated monitor issues, stumbling over each other’s lines and calling for help

  • Alexander Rossi repeats as Grand Prix of Long Beach winner FWC: Alexander Rossi repeats as Grand Prix of Long Beach winner

    Alexander Rossi turned the Grand Prix of Long Beach into more of a parade than a race. The Californian won the 45th edition of the famed street race Sunday in even more dominating fashion than he did in winning at Long Beach a year ago. Rossi captured the IndyCar Series race from the pole position,…

  • Despite bungled debut of ‘motor voter’ law, it’s delivering new voters as promised FWC: Despite bungled debut of ‘motor voter’ law, it’s delivering new voters as promised

    The rollout of California’s promising “motor voter” program a year ago was a disaster in many ways. Just months after the system started automatically registering people to vote when they came to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get driver’s licenses, the problems became apparent. Thousands…

  • Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books FWC: Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

    After Donald Trump was elected president, Ben H. Winters put aside the novel he was writing in favor of a new project. The result was “Golden State,” set in a society where every interaction is recorded and lying is severely punished. Trump’s election was also the catalyst for some key essays in…

  • Where to hang with pirates in Las Vegas FWC: Where to hang with pirates in Las Vegas

    International Talk Like a Pirate Day isn’t until September, but Las Vegas isn’t waiting until then. You can practice your “ahoys” and “aye, mateys” during a Pirate Fest on April 27 and 28. Jugglers, puppeteers and storytellers — all dressed as looters in period costumes, of course — will keep kids…

  • Adam Higginbotham on how the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was like the Titanic FWC: Adam Higginbotham on how the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was like the Titanic

    The Chernobyl nuclear disaster dominated headlines after the Soviet reactor exploded on April 25, 1986. But there’s more to the story. Author Adam Higginbotham goes beyond the oft-told narrative in his latest book, “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.”…

  • The political tug of war over releasing tax returns has roots in California FWC: The political tug of war over releasing tax returns has roots in California

    The roughneck politics over release of tax returns has century-old roots in two California oil fields. It grew from the corrupt administration of President Harding and its Teapot Dome scandal, which partly involved the Elk Hills and Buena Vista oil fields in Kern County. A half-century later, President…

  • Ariana Grande at Coachella was not the pop star we needed, but there was ’N Sync FWC: Ariana Grande at Coachella was not the pop star we needed, but there was ’N Sync

    Oh no. Does this mean we’re in for a few years of washed-up guitar bands? When Coachella announced in January that it had booked Ariana Grande as one of its headliners, many old-time festival-goers expressed sorrow that their precious alternative-rock show — the desert blowout that once hosted…

  • Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers' best player in Game 1 vs. Warriors, breaks down what they need to do in Game 2 FWC: Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers’ best player in Game 1 vs. Warriors, breaks down what they need to do in Game 2

    Montrezl Harrell’s teammates were drifting out to the practice court Sunday afternoon and chatting as they warmed up, but Harrell sat on the floor for a long while, wearing his headphones while he rested his back against the wall at the University of San Francisco’s War Memorial Gymnasium. It was…

  • To take the pain out of filing your taxes, remember the payoff FWC: To take the pain out of filing your taxes, remember the payoff

    Households finishing their tax forms may well be grumpy about the tax burden they bear, but they should keep their eyes on the prize: Taxes finance popular public programs such as Medicare, Social Security, education and defense. When policymakers and the public think about taxes and spending together,…