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  • Ellen DeGeneres sells ranch in Thousand Oaks for $10.85 million

    Ellen DeGeneres sells ranch in Thousand Oaks for $10.85 million
    Ellen DeGeneres has done it again, this time unloading her 26-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks.  [Updated, 3:05 p.m. PDT Sept. 12: The sale price was $10.85 million, the L.A. Times has confirmed. That's $5.65 million less than the original asking price.]...
  • Abingdon's faithful return church to its colonial state

    Abingdon's faithful return church to its colonial state
    When the pious parishioners of Abingdon Church arrived for Sunday services in the mid-1700s, they stepped into one of the most breathtaking architectural spaces in Virginia.     Erected nearly a century earlier, the house of worship had risen from the...
  • Historic Ware Church is a colonial gem

    Historic Ware Church is a colonial gem
    When the well-to-do congregation of Ware Parish began planning a new and much bigger church during the early 1700s, they did so with no small ambition.     What the vestry designed - with the help of a now unknown builder - was destined to become one...
  • Review: Embeya

    Review: Embeya
    Review: Embeya 564 W. Randolph St. 312-612-5640 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start It seems like there's a new restaurant opening in the West Loop every other week these days, and Thai Dang, the chef of recently opened Embeya, is just happy to...
  • Good rooms wear white

    Good rooms wear white
    What do a homespun picket fence, an archetypal wrap-around porch and layers of frothy molding have in common with a glossy kitchen, a spa-quality bathroom or even the sleek interior of a futuristic space ship? All would look right in white. "No other...
  • Mapping kitchen island trends

    Mapping kitchen island trends
    They may be a bit smaller than in the past, and they may not serve all the same functions they did a few years ago, but the island remains an integral part of a kitchen. "Islands are always fantastic if you can do them because they are the social center,...
  • L.A.'s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism

    L.A.'s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism
    In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
  • Liven up your space with a few easy design changes

    Liven up your space with a few easy design changes
    Tired of your digs? Don’t move house just yet. With a few new items, you can spruce up your current space without hiring decorators, gutting your home or sacrificing your savings account. LET THE LIGHT IN A room can feel dramatically different...
  • The Look for Less: The classic Raindrops by C. Jere and the Leaf Cluster from West Elm

     
    "The Look for Less" usually features original designs and dead-ringer imitations. This time, however, it illustrates how one look -- in this case, a 1970s metal sculpture -- seems to be echoed in a new, low-cost piece of wall art.......
  • Reading L.A.: Carey McWilliams and Southern California's 'vast drama of maladjustment'

     
    I kicked off the Reading L.A. project last month with a pair of little-known but sharp-minded (and frequently cutting) analyses of Los Angeles, the first by the émigré Louis Adamic and the second by Morrow Mayo. But we could easily......
  • National Magazine Award finalists announced

     
    The National Magazine Awards finalists are announced. Lotsa really good stuff to read....