| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Since the New Year starts off with my 300th In The Pipeline column, I thought we'd go back to the beginning for an update.
Column No. 1 involved a mysterious landmark, a black, granite tombstone at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, in the bushes...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better.
The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater.
It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient.
In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:04 AM
I'm not sure I know of a more-showstopping restaurant than Kaluz.
It sits under the bridge that crosses the Intracoastal at Commercial Boulevard. The lot once housed Roadhouse Grill, but the walls are all that remains of the old building. Designed by ID...
| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Thirteen pieces of furniture designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been acquired by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The organization said that the furniture has been on display since 2009 as part of...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 3:29 PM
T.C. Boyle, dressed in his regular uniform of a black T-shirt, blazer and green beaded necklace, told a crowd of about 70 people Tuesday at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena that he has written his first earnest book.
“It's the first time I've done...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:59 PM
What's happening in food and dining around South Florida.
Burt & Max's Bar and Grille
9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, west of Delray Beach, 561-638-6380, BurtAndMaxs.com
Legendary restaurateurs Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max have rejoined to debut...