| Oct 1, 2003
BROOKLYN, N. Y. - There's a new Viennese restaurant on Lafayette Avenue here, and you'd better make reservations early if you want to get in on a theater night.
Called Thomas Beisl - Austrian for Thomas Bistro - the cafe is one of many businesses that...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Andrea L. Rich, a dynamic, public-spirited leader who rose to the heights of academic administration at UCLA before making a controversial shift to the art world, as head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71.
Rich, who devoted...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:15 AM
To the editor: The primary function of a museum is to display art and to serve as a community amenity. It appears that the current primary goal of upgrading the L.A. County Museum of Art is to create a "work of art." This is putting the cart in front of...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:17 PM
It would be easy to dismiss "Cool Spaces!," a new series on contemporary architecture that will make its KCET debut at 10 p.m. Thursday, as a superficial if very earnest example of the dumbing down of American culture. The title of the show --...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Photographer Robert Dawson recalls in his new book how the libraries of his childhood "always kept my interest partly because they allowed me to escape the mundane existence of my life in West Sacramento.... They showed me something better."
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Celebrities once landed in hot water when they ventured out into the world, escaping their families or handlers. Hugh Grant was arrested on a side street near Sunset Boulevard, Mel Gibson after a night of drinking in Malibu.
Institutions often revealed...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Do you know the Monuments Men?
I don't mean the George Clooney movie with the middling box-office numbers. I mean the male geniuses, according to architecture's creaky conventional wisdom, who push the profession forward with one pricey and daring...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The $650-million plan to remake the jumbled campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is the fourth such effort in the last three decades.
Challenging in concept and architecturally ambitious, the design by Swiss architect...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
What follows are a few highlights from the history of one of the most famous streets in the world.
1906: Burton E. Grant and other investors buy land on the former Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. The land will become Beverly Hills, and the city's main street...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Marina Abramovic, the famed performance artist, is turning to Kickstarter to raise money for her latest effort.
The project is the grandly titled Marina Abramovic Institute, a planned performing arts center in upstate New York that will serve as a venue...