| 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....
| Jul 13, 2010
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2010
No visitor to Hawaii should miss the compelling Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Kauai's Waimea Canyon and the Big Island's Volcanoes National Park. But some of the best things to see and do are less well known. Here are 10 of my picks for underrated...
| May 16, 2010
When you get right down to it, the world of opera is a lot like Hollywood. Both professions are filled with big stars with big egos that often clash in colorful ways. And those egos come attached with spin doctors — publicists, agents, personal...
| Jan 16, 2010
I'm always flabbergasted by the foaming fury with which some people regard the painter and guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal. Over the years, letters-to-the-editor writers have said, "Conal is a cancer on society" and, "He should be behind bars, not in...
| Sep 2, 2009
| 12:57 PM
Friday, September 18, 2009 - Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:00pm
All sessions and the panel discussion are in Darnell Street auditorium, across Van Ciburn Way from the Kimbell Art Museum.
The Lone Star Film Society and the Kimbell present a festival of...
| Jun 13, 2010
In the early days of Hollywood, dreams of stardom began for aspiring actresses upon arrival from small-town America, when they took up residence at one of the neighborhood's romantic and exotic-sounding hotels such as the DuBarry, Las Palmas or...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2010
At first glance, the Otten residence looks a bit out of place, a tall, gray sentinel that's distinct from anything else on a quiet street in San Pedro. But no one architectural style holds sway in the White Point neighborhood near the ocean, so the modern...