| Sep 18, 2011
In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
| Aug 24, 2010
In a move that adds another contemporary art museum to the city's busy art scene, Eli Broad announced formally Monday that he would build his Broad Collection museum downtown and chose a blue-chip New York architecture firm to design it.
By choosing to...
| Dec 3, 2010
Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 6:59 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Dennis Hopper's Southern California estate is going on sale this Friday for about $6.2 million.
The property is located in Venice, California -- just a few blocks from the Pacific. The "Easy Rider" lived there for more than 20 years....
| Oct 19, 2010
| 1:20 PM
The iconic Hotel Chelsea -- located in the heart of downtown Manhattan and once home to a number of legendary writers, artists and musicians -- is up for grabs.
The building's 15 shareholders, put the historic 12-story building on the market, after...
| Aug 1, 2010
If clothes can tell a story, the mix of dresses, jewelry, boots, buttons, lace and beading at the West Hollywood boutique Clothespin add up to a novel of epic proportions.
First, there are the never-worn vintage fabrics from the 1940s, cut in 18...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 11:12 AM
It’s all in the presentation.
Whether it’s waiters going table to table pouring bubbly or sleek bottles lining a shelf behind the bar, the spirits you serve don’t just have to help guests have a good time – they can provide some...
| Mar 4, 2012
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high.
1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Lindsay Lohan's Playboy magazine cover has leaked online. Lindsay Lohan will grace the cover of Playboy magazine, and a photo of her cover has been making the rounds....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has named Alison Gass as its curator of contemporary art. A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo as organizers await...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Shepard Fairey, designer dissident, does Time magazine's "Person of the Year" cover...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Christophe Knight looks at Sarah Palin's odd complaint about the White House Christmas card design...