| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
I recently returned from an exotic trip to three continents. I am ridiculously privileged, not only to travel but also to be able to return to a place as near-perfect as Laguna in autumn.
My good fortune is never lost on me, and it helps me appreciate...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:00 PM
In the crowded exhibit space, where everyone's talking at once, the Web designer is eager to make her pitch.
Litzully Cota's got her patter down — and she's delivering in a voice clear and loud enough to be heard.
"My friend got bullied," she...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hurricane Mama, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, is a young mama, but she's already made her mark as the model for a 21st century organ. For her 10th birthday party Sunday night, she had a brood of nine performers on hand to celebrate. And the first...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens.
It may be no coincidence that at the same time,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given $100,000 to a group supporting Bobby Shriver's bid to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the latest in a flurry of late contributions.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keyes and Ariana Grande were among the performers at the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. Winners included One Direction, Five Seconds of Summer, Minaj, Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.
Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:41 PM
New trustees at MOCA, vandalism at the national parks, early satellite images of Antarctica, and the beguiling installation sculptures produced by the protesters in Hong Kong. Plus, everything Frank Gehry and Cannibal Shia LaBeouf. It's the Round-Up:...