Photos and text by Kenneth K. Lam
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.
We’re trying something a little different on The Baltimore Sun Facebook page. We accepted readers’ photo submissions all of last week, and we’ve picked out the top 5. This week, we’re asking readers to vote from among those for the photo that will become our cover for one month.
The top five selections were made by consensus among several newsroom staff based on content, composition, quality of light and ability to fit within the Facebook cover framework (851px by 315px).
But since we had many more great submissions than just The Chosen Five, we wanted to give all a moment in the spotlight. And here they are…