| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A couple of major ironies are folded into the title of the big new architecture exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA."
The first irony is that the title itself rings with echoes...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country — the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills — is on the market again.
Unlike other commercial properties across Southern California that have seen major long-stalled...
| Jul 17, 2011
In a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
| Sep 28, 2011
If the new West Hollywood Library is among the finest public projects to hit Southern California in a decade, what else belongs on that list? Contenders include work by Frederick Fisher, Michael Maltzan and Daly Genik, among others....
| Aug 19, 2011
A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth....
| Mar 1, 2012
In the realm of art and ideas: Cliff May’s home front, Rosson Crow’s climate control—and truly wearable art...
| Mar 5, 2012
Home and garden events, classes and exhibitions for the week ahead are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. March 8: Scott Daigre, garden designer behind a recent L.A. at Home......
| Dec 27, 2008
No sooner can you get out the words "best houses in Southern California" than hands will go up asking what that means, reflecting the subjectivity for compiling such a list. Clearly, there's more than one way to measure the beauty, utility and...