| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance.
"A concert hall that would...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Alexandra, who has been feeling all of her 79 years, sits in her Brooklyn brownstone surrounded by bottles filled with flammable liquid. She keeps a Zippo lighter ever at the ready.
No one, but no one, is going to get her out of her home, even if it...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
In the paintings of German artist Thomas Hartmann, columns of tiny people walk on massive landscapes like marching arts.
Curating director Daniella Sforza, of the Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery, compares them to "Where's Waldo?" illustrations.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a "noble savage."
The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry's work during the time...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Peter Lewis, who helped build Progressive Corp. into one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80.
Philanthropic advisor Jennifer Frutchy said Lewis died at...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Gehry and Related Cos. have kissed and made up. Now we'll see if city and county officials bless the reconciliation.
After soliciting plans from other architects in recent months, Related has put Gehry back in charge of the design team for a $650-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Steve McQueen has been garnering critical praise and various accolades for his movie "12 Years a Slave," including a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for best director. This week it was announced that the video artist-turned-filmmaker is up for another...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater.
It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...