| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Trying to keep up with the latest election results Tuesday night? You can look to your favorite news site or TV network, of course, but you can also look to the skies of Manhattan.
As part of a flashy stunt put into place by CNN, the lights of the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"You can put your boots in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits!" goes the old Texas saying.
SPEAKING of biscuits, I received an email from Renee Zellweger after I recalled here our wonderful night in Austin a few years ago, and alluded to the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Former CBS and Leo Burnett Worldwide exec Bob Mauro has been named president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the New York-based org that administers Emmy awards that fall outside the primetime scope of the West Coast-based...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Students at Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach hustled around the stairs leading from classrooms to the school's library Wednesday afternoon, carefully stacking thousands of cans of vegetables, fruit and tuna to form a miniature Manhattan.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Every once in a while a piece of architecture comes along that is emblematic of a moment in a city's architectural and urban development. One Santa Fe, a 438-unit apartment complex in the arts district by Michael Maltzan Architecture, is that kind of...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
"The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans"
Abbeville Press, $49.95
Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Despite its bucolic name, the quiet hamlet of Sandy Point Town, St. Kitts, on a friendly island in the West Indies, has a history written in blood.
In the 18th century, Sandy Point offered Caribbean Sea shelter to the oft-battered slave ships that plied...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In what may be the strongest sign of the neighborhood's upscale transformation, a massive residential project — which looks more like a long train than a typical apartment complex — has opened in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles....