Photos and text by Kim Hairston
Jackie Treehorn’s pad is becoming part of an art museum? “Far out,” we hear The Dude gasping. The living room that the film “The Big Lebowski” set in Malibu is, in real life, in the hills, not by the beach. Now, the convention- and gravity-defying home its part of, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple John Lautner, is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which plans to use it for fundraisers, exhibitions, conferences, and collaborations with other museums, the L.A. Times reports. In a Times column, the museum’s director called it “one of the most important houses in all of L.A.” and “one of the most L.A. houses.”
The “Better Gaza” campaign aims to bring color and cheer to the Al-Shati camp, home to some 82,000 Palestinian refugees.
A life-size effigy in chocolate of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been created by Russian sculptor Nikita Gusev for the Chocolate Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia. The statue weighs more than 150 pounds, and is the main attraction at the festival, where organizers said touching, licking and biting of the chocolate Putin will not be allowed.