| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
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....
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:09 PM
5 Things Affected by the Economy (Time)
Consumer activity gives a good indication of how the economy is holding up, and here are five trends indicating that consumers are having a particularly hard time lately.
Buying “locally grown” for...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 2, 2010
If you were looking for European art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently, you may have been a bit disappointed. There is the current Renoir exhibition, of course, and a show of paintings by 18th century Spanish master Luis Meléndez closed...
| Mar 21, 2010
The two stories that have dominated the architectural press over the last few weeks -- the unveiling of a winning design for a new American embassy in London, and the death, in a downtown Los Angeles traffic accident, of the 76-year-old Austrian architect...
| Jul 26, 2009
"Earthquakes, riots, fires," says art dealer Thomas Solomon, ticking off challenges of doing business in Los Angeles. And now a recession has deflated the international art market, sending auction prices into a downward spiral, shuttering galleries and...
| Aug 9, 2006
Never underestimate Wolfgang Puck. He's such a familiar face, beaming from the covers of his cookbooks or exhorting viewers of the Food Network to "live, love, eat " that we tend to forget he's not just chef to the Oscars and a celebrity in his own right,...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2008
THE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...
| Feb 16, 2009
| 3:27 PM
Location: The Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 276-8500; wolfgangpuck.com
Ambience: Elegant Richard Meier-designed contemporary steakhouse with an A-list crowd and a very urban energy. Though prime...