| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads.
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:03 AM
Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including "Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names" and "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba" (with Rebecca...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:33 AM
We are about a week away from the MLB All-Star game, so what better time to decide which local team has the better player at each position?
In a series of polls, pick the player you think is better at each position. Voting will be open until Tuesday...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Developers in downtown Baltimore seek tax breaks and infrastructure improvements for their projects. In return for those benefits, Baltimore should require an architectural design competition in an effort to make the city a center for world-class...