| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Roger Ebert is giving a big thumbs-down to modern architecture. The Chicago Sun-Times film critic uses his blog to sound off on a variety of hot-button topics, from the Catholic Church to Wall Street greed. On Tuesday, Ebert posted a......
| Mar 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
John Logan has a name for the men whose self-destructive obsessions pockmark his growing collection of works for stage and screen: "Sacred monsters."The genteel killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in "Never the Sinner." The iconoclastic...
| Sep 18, 2010
Set in and around Berkeley, "Parenthood" unfolds principally in three family residences that vary in architectural style.
The first is the house of Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). "They have lived there 30 years, filled...
| Mar 29, 2010
The Modernist IBM Building designed by Mies van der Rohe and the Andersonville Commercial Historic District, both in Chicago, have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
The IBM Building at 330 N. Wabash was...
| Apr 4, 2010
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
It was no...
| Apr 4, 2010
In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
| Oct 1, 2010
It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue.
Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 2:25 PM
Like Cheeto-coated fingers grazing a marshmallowy chair in the family room, the mix of antique and Modernist pieces in this home could have met with disastrous consequences.
But while the owner's Resolve spray cleaner made that child's orange prints melt...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON---President Barack Obama led the list of A-listers at Thursday's gala dinner to award the Pritzker Architecture Prize to a Portuguese architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura.
In truth, he and first lady Michelle Obama made but a brief appearance...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:29 PM
It is the most glamorous social event of the year in Orange County. It may also be one of the most elegant parties on America's annual event calendar.
Last week's Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrated its 25th...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| Mar 24, 2007
THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects recently asked a national sample to judge American buildings, monuments and other structures. Each participant in the survey rated some of the 247 buildings nominated by the institute, and the scores were tallied...