| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — It's easy to imagine that "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," a vast, dense and beautifully installed new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, began as a kind of parlor game. You can almost picture the curators, Jean-Louis...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She...
| 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,...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
More Than a Book Club
Our book club began almost accidentally at a Mary Kay party in 1994. Someone at the event suggested we begin one, and before we knew it we were reading "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley and meeting once a month at each other's...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:42 AM
LOTE began 20 years ago as an offshoot of parenting classes held at the elementary school. Now those fourth graders are all 30+ years old, and we still all live within walking distance of one another.
"Ladies of the Evening" was coined when we all had...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Whether you're a hard-core gardener or simply have a curiosity about plants, two new titles from London-based Reaktion Books are sure to command your attention.
"Oak" by Peter Young and "Geranium" by Kasia Boddy are the first two titles in Reaktion's...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The storied Sowden House in Los Feliz is for sale at $4.888 million.
Set behind gates and obscured from the street by heavy foliage, the residence has sometimes been called the Jaws house for its Mayan temple-like façade.
Typical of Lloyd Wright...
| Mar 31, 2013
Oak Park's pricey homes, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and array of shops and restaurants generate billions in property wealth, funneling a bounty of tax dollars to its elementary school district.
That kind of local affluence usually means fewer...