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Robert Moses

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  • Save the Mechanic

    Save the Mechanic
    Robert Moses told Baltimore to put a highway through Mount Vernon Square. Aren't you glad Baltimore did not listen? William Donald Schaefer and every public official in Maryland wanted to put an interstate highway through Fell's Point that would have run...
  • Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary

     Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary
    A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...
  • The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage

    The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage
    Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it. A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was...
  • Spike Jonze's 'Her' a refreshingly original take on a future L.A.

    Spike Jonze's 'Her' a refreshingly original take on a future L.A.
    The most surprising thing about "Her," the new Spike Jonze movie, is not that it dares to suggest an otherwise sane person might fall in love with the operating system that runs his computer and his smartphone. Or that middle-aged men look good in high-...
  • Could NYC's 'wacko nutso' Janette Sadik-Khan be right for L.A.?

    Could NYC's 'wacko nutso' Janette Sadik-Khan be right for L.A.?
    There were two applause lines in New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s TED talk last month: First, that in six years she "turned cycling into a real transportation option in New York"; and second, that she brought the city...
  • Rolf Forsberg's 'Parable' part of UCLA tribute on an 'Outre World'

    Rolf Forsberg's 'Parable' part of UCLA tribute on an 'Outre World'
    Several classic feature films such as 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1950's "Born Yesterday" and 1983's "A Christmas Story" were among the 25 motion pictures selected last December for inclusion in the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library...
  • Margaret M. Moses 10/05/1913 - 03/18/2013

    Margaret M. Moses 10/05/1913 - 03/18/2013
    Rose Margaret McBride was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, the second of three daughters of father James Guyn McBride and mother Ruth Burnham McBride. Though her given name was Rose, she was always called Margaret, as her Aunt Rose McBride, her namesake,...
  • Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro

     Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro
    The Passage of Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert Caro Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35 "The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
  • Theodore Kheel dies at 96; labor mediator helped resolve thousands of disputes

    Theodore Kheel dies at 96; labor mediator helped resolve thousands of disputes
    Theodore Kheel, a New York labor mediator who helped resolve more than 30,000 disputes, including an East Coast longshoremen's strike in 1962 and the city's 114-day newspaper union walkout the next year, has died. He was 96. Kheel died Friday in New York...
  • The Reading Life: Gordon Matta-Clark's 'Conical Intersect'

     
    What was he up to? That's the question at the center of any consideration of Gordon Matta-Clark, an architecture student-turned-installation artist who died of cancer in 1978, when he was just 35. Matta-Clark doesn't have the name recognition of...
  • PIX11 TO AIR M@dAbout

    PIX11 TO AIR M@dAbout
    M@dAbout, a syndicated television show focused on educating teens and tweens on various life lessons, will begin airing in the New York market on Saturday, September 18th at 12 noon on PIX11 (WPIX/Channel 11.) M@dAbout is the brainchild of Minneapolis-...
  • New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets

    New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets
    In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books. Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...