Heather King

Thumbnail le petite prince The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 - 1944) was an aviator and writer whose fable “Le Petit Prince” (“The Little Prince”) is the fourth most-translated...

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Thumbnail  ahu  ula Royal feathers: Hawaiian bird garments at LACMA

Skip the Robert Mapplethorpe. Instead, go to LACMA before Aug. 7 and check out a truly transcendent exhibit called “Royal Hawaiian Featherwork:...

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Thumbnail liberia  dr flanigan Christian courage in a secular age

Dr. Tim Flanigan of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, is a husband, a father of five, an infectious disease doctor and a professor...

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Thumbnail cruz To Russia with love

I have never claimed to be the go-to person for “current events,” but recently I may have surpassed myself. I was chatting with a friend when...

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Thumbnail briton ensemble at follybowl 2016 Madrigal magic: The Briton Ensemble

A few Sundays ago, I made my way toward Altadena, north of Pasadena. The neighborhood is lovely: up against the mountains, up above the city,...

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Thumbnail aaron lipstadt Aaron Lipstadt: Urban cyclist

Aaron Lipstadt is 63, a TV director and a resident of Hollywood’s Bronson Canyon. He also rides his bicycle just about everywhere. Recently,...

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Thumbnail american gardeners Domestic scenes: The art of Ramiro Gomez

Marta was the cleaning lady of the woman who owned the house in Silver Lake — my roommate — where I lived from 2010 to 2014. Every other Wednesday,...

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Thumbnail crux heather king Loaded: Money and the spirituality of enough

Some people are attached to being rich. For a long time, I was attached to being poor. My Yankee upbringing instilled the idea that “doing...

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Thumbnail beatrice wood The pottery of Beatrice Wood

Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was a Southern California-based artist and studio potter. As a young woman, she broke with her wealthy San Francisco...

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Thumbnail ej detmold beetles The Sacred Beetle: Jean-Henri Fabré’s ‘Book of Insects’

Jean-Henri Fabre’s “Book of Insects” is a 1921 classic, with beautiful, tissue-paper-protected color plates by . If you can get your hands on a...

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Thumbnail st. dymphna St. Dymphna: Patron saint of the mentally ill

May 15 is the feast day of St. Dymphna, patron saint of those suffering from emotional or nervous disorders. Dymphna was the only child of a...

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Thumbnail arvo part crux The L.A. Phil and Arvo Pärt: Love for every note

I once spent a month at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California. At the time, the cabins had no electricity. We rose and slept by...

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Thumbnail taol poster high tweet The gun issue and Abigail Disney’s ‘The Armor of Light’

Some of us see a disconnect between supporting the child in the womb and also promoting gun ownership. Others see guns as precisely the best way to...

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Thumbnail bill cunningham crux Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham, the subject of the 2010 documentary “Bill Cunningham New York,” is a fashion photographer who for years has maintained two spreads...

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