| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:49 PM
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's not easy being the lungs of Los Angeles.
But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:57 AM
MASON CITY, Iowa — This town of 28,000 knew it had something special in the world's last standing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, but it also had a problem. The hotel was a decrepit shell.
For years no one quite knew what to do with the building...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:06 AM
CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:41 PM
When the United States and the state of Pennsylvania were in their infancy, the National Road offered safe passage for travelers from Maryland to Illinois. Today, that same road, now better known as U.S. Route 40, may not be as widely traveled, but the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Not much. Most plunged into the disorienting void, one wearing sunglasses no less, gazing through dark lenses upon what was already dark. Expressions of concern, let us say, echoed off the walls. I flashed back to a friend's mid-tunnel wipeout a year...
| 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 23, 2012
| 5:27 AM
MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
| 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...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:11 PM
In the purely theoretical universe where 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. would be up for sale, the listing price for the property would be about $110 million. But it would fetch up to only $80 million – or $1,455 per square foot, according a new estimate....
| May 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Motion picture executive Brad Kembel and his partner Jimmy Ferrareze have bought the landmark James Eads How House in Silver Lake for $1.3 million.
Designed by modern architect Rudolph Schindler in 1925, the restored and updated International Modern-...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:45 AM
PETOSKEY — The Elaine Keiser Architect firm recently put its design skills to use in creating a new office space for itself.
Located at 2076 M-119, Petoskey, the firm’s new site offers double the space of its previous one a short distance...