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  • Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977.
  • 'Fit for a King: The Merle Armitage Book of Food' at LACMA

    Vintage cookbook "Fit for a King: The Merle Armitage Book of Food" at LACMA's "California Design" exhibition.

    For Americans, to infinity and beyond

    For Americans, to infinity and beyond
    President Obama tried to use the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden to get Americans to think big again. The successful end of a 10-year manhunt, he declared last week, was a "testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of...

    Book Review: 'Big Roads' by Earl Swift

    Book Review: 'Big Roads' by Earl Swift
    Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways Earl Swift Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 375 pp., $27.00 Veteran journalist Earl Swift's well-focused and lively history of American...

    Buildings the case

    Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...