| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
There will be no power vacuum at Symphony Center this fall, once Riccardo Muti has entered the building. All eyes and ears will be on the big boss as he begins his fifth season as music director, his authority undimmed. Muti leads off his fall CSO...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The challenge in visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is to get beyond the obvious. Easier said than done.
You could spend your time cruising from one iconic work to another, from "Nighthawks" to "American Gothic" to a Calder mobile overhead to Renoir'...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Luxury is in the details, whether it's finding a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie on your pillow or being whisked by private plane to Marlon Brando's island sanctuary. From a stunning Parisian art collection housed in a Frank Gehry masterpiece to the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Designer Deborah Sussman, whose bold color choices for thousands of 1984 Olympics signs, gateways, pylons, uniforms and venue exteriors were at first controversial but came to define the look of the event in Los Angeles, died at home Tuesday in West Los...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When the issue of amplification came up at a Hollywood Bowl patrons' breakfast in 1935, one man strongly admonished the institution against attempting "to improve God's perfect handiwork."
"So long as we are in charge there will be no mechanical devices...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:29 PM
As it runs along the eastern edge of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., Florissant Avenue resembles hundreds and perhaps thousands of commercial strips around the country. Five lanes wide, it is lined with fast-food restaurants, banks, pawnshops and...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The design for the long-planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has been criticized in a newly issued congressional report that has called the project a "five-star folly."
Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources said in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard.
The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The historic CBS broadcasting facility in Hollywood where George Burns and Gracie Allen once did shtick on the radio will soon be repopulated with entrepreneurs starting new creative businesses.
Developers of a $390-million residential, office and...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Brandon Mamone works on his science-fiction-themed paintings in a studio with a coveted feature: a window that lets in a lot of natural light. The Art Center College of Design student said he was lucky to get the space in the college's new building in...