Susan Stamberg http://www.kunc.org en For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book http://www.kunc.org/post/would-be-screenwriter-enough-false-starts-fill-book There's a running joke in Los Angeles that everybody — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. Curt Neill is one of those aspiring screenwriters — a sketch comedian who has tried to write screenplays, but never finished one. "I've never even gotten close," he admits in Caffe Vita, an LA coffee shop where he writes.<p>But he's full of ideas for scripts. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 59535 at http://www.kunc.org For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built http://www.kunc.org/post/best-seat-house-worship-temple-hollywood-built There's an 85-year-old building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles that has been a venue for the Dalai Lama, the LA Philharmonic and even scenes in <em>Entourage</em> and <em>The West Wing.</em> But extracurricular activities aside, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a house of worship. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 59201 at http://www.kunc.org Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time http://www.kunc.org/post/swirls-steel-these-sculptures-mark-passage-people-and-time Growing up in Philadelphia in the 1940s, Albert Paley played with blocks and Legos. And he loved wandering the streets, scavenging bottle caps, matchbook covers, cigar bands and "picking up pebbles that I thought were interesting," he recalls.<p>Now 70, the American sculptor has moved from pebbles to monumental gates. His iron and steel works adorn Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Rochester, N.Y. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 58993 at http://www.kunc.org With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away http://www.kunc.org/post/paul-cezanne-apple-day-kept-obscurity-away Pablo Picasso once said that the great 19th-century French painter Paul Cezanne was "the father of us all." Cezanne's distinctive brush strokes, and the way he distorted perspective and his subjects, influenced the cubists, and most artists who came after him. In Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation is showing a group of still-life paintings by Cezanne.<p>A few months ago, my neighbor Barbara Baldwin went to the Barnes, which has an incredible collection of pretty much every painting you've ever seen reproduced in art books that's not already at the Met or the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 58736 at http://www.kunc.org For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt http://www.kunc.org/post/impressionists-benefits-painting-partnership-degas-and-cassatt In her novel <em>I Always Loved You</em>, author Robin Oliveira imagines a passionate scene between Edgar Degas — a French artist known for his paintings of dancers — and Mary Cassatt — an American painter known for her scenes of family life. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 56889 at http://www.kunc.org Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt