| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If you dream of a holiday steeped in extravagance — a visit to a tropical beach, a dash down a private ski slope or an evening in a whiskey room stocked with rare single malts — a number of notable new hotels may fulfill your dreams....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.
This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:04 AM
"Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:36 PM
For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career.
Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The ground-floor gallery at the Pompidou Center, where curators Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier have installed "Frank Gehry," a major retrospective that runs through Jan. 26, looks right out through floor-to-ceiling windows toward the sidewalks of...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Three prominent Mexican film directors have called out their government on the issue of the 43 disappeared students, a San Diego architect takes on Sen. Ted Cruz and border policy and protesters hit the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Plus: There are plans...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The recently released conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is distracting.
It is a distraction from the real issue at hand: whether the museum — as a nascent institution — warrants a prime site on Chicago's...
| 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 10, 2014
| 9:49 AM
It begins with one explosion. And then another. And another. Mushroom clouds emerge from under the ocean, expand over the horizon, and churn up the environment in violent upheaval. For more than half an hour, at ever slower speeds, the explosions continue...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Anne Dias Griffin, 44: Fluent in French, English and Spanish and conversational in German, she was born in Strasbourg, France, to a Franco-German mother and a Franco-Argentine father and heard three languages at home, according to an essay she wrote for a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Italian director Sergio Leone never saw the American version of his final film, the 1984 gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro.
Leone had already made painful trims in his favored four-hour-plus version to get the...