| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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.]...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:58 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
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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...
| Apr 3, 2012
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.
| May 4, 2012
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,...
| Sep 18, 2011
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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"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.......
| Feb 27, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The National Magazine Awards finalists are announced. Lotsa really good stuff to read....