| Feb 13, 2012
Christopher Knight looks at "Backyard Oasis," a new book of swimming pool photographs....
| Feb 17, 2012
Palm Springs Art Museum shows swimming pool as symbols of dreams and reality in a show called "Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography."...
| Apr 15, 2012
A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....
| Jun 15, 2012
AirClad, a British company that makes an inflatable pool house, and CasaBubble, a California firm that designs pneumatic backyard guest rooms, are selling structures built with little more than lightweight PVC and air....
| Sep 23, 2007
The road to the Upper Keys is paved with the blaze of poincianas. So far we have passed their painted red tops, pressed against the Turnpike's seam, along with nurseries and palm farms, houses shaped like barracks, canals and lakes, and the right-...
| Jul 15, 2007
THE looks that designers sent down the men's spring runways in Milan and Paris won't hit the racks until next year. But if you live in Southern California, you've already seen them — or something like them, as brands from staid Hermès to quirky...
| Jul 27, 2008
THE POP culture petri dish of the Olympic Games has made must-haves out of David Hockney posters (Munich, 1972), plush baby snow owls (Nagano, 1998), blue berets (Salt Lake City, 2002), even wedge haircuts (Innsbruck, 1976). And with the 2008 Summer Games...
| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| Jul 13, 2010
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is the equivalent of taking a hot-tub time machine to next summer to see what bathing suits everyone will be wearing on the beach. While most of the shows are invitation-only, what will be shown will end up on a rack near...
| Mar 29, 2009
Here's how Lawrence Weschler sees it: "The world as it is," he writes in his 2004 collection of essays and reportage, "Vermeer in Bosnia," "is overdetermined: the web of all those interrelationships is dense to the point of saturation. . . . If I were...
| Dec 6, 2009
David Hockney, renowned chronicler of Los Angeles' sun-drenched life and landscapes, hasn't been around much lately. He's much more likely to be painting these days in his native Yorkshire than in his adopted Southern California.
But unlock the studio...