| 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...
| Dec 30, 2012
Strike a pose
If you're Madonna and you plan to stage the most fashionable Super Bowl halftime show in years, there's only one way to kick it off: Perform the 1990 smash hit "Vogue" as classic Vogue covers are projected on stage. The Queen of Pop's...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Apple announced today a new push to make textbooks more interesting and interactive. That's a tall order, but I wouldn't bet against Apple, which has built its reputation on disruptive technologies. Just recall how the iPod revolutionaized music. Heck, I'...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Architect Frank Gehry has made a new donation to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and as a result, the school is naming a new prize after him.
SCI-Arc announced Wednesday that Gehry, a trustee of the school since 1990, and his wife,...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
| May 18, 2011
Filmmaker who chronicles Mexico's drug wars among $75,000 Alpert Award winners...
| May 21, 2011
While interviewing Amy Watson, a principal dancer in the Royal Danish Ballet (which performs next week in Costa Mesa), for a Sunday Arts & Books profile of her boss, Nikolaj Hübbe, artistic director of the company, I told her about......
| May 22, 2011
Kim Beom likes to turn things upside down. In his latest exhibition at REDCAT, titled “Animalia,” the Korean artist upends the natural order, questioning whether it is in fact so natural. Sheathing a preoccupation with power dynamics in a wry....
| Jun 3, 2011
Visiting New York's biggest art museum is about to get more expensive. The Metropolitan Museum of Art said this week that it is raising its recommended admission by $5 to $25 starting July 1.While paying the full amount is technically......
| Jun 16, 2011
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is precious, protracted and pleasant enough, if not exactly potty trained. It pops from beloved children’s book to the screen as a passable time-passer for the pre-school set. Oh, the alliteration! That...