Critic's Notebook: In '12 Years a Slave' and his other works, artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen rethinks the relationship between the built environment and the camera.
Sharon Johnston, who runs the Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee & Associates with her husband Mark Lee, told me a couple of years ago that there was one key difference between their work and the mannered, loosely flamboyant designs of Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss and other famous L.A....
Critic's Notebook: The architecture of downtown L.A.'s United Artists Theatre, now part of the Ace Hotel, and the Forum was preserved when they were owned by two religious groups. They have new owners and new life as concert venues.
Critic's Notebook: The Broad museum's opening date is delayed to 2015, but more interesting is who will run its planned plaza and how.
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
Critic's Notebook: CicLAvia, which on April 6 will empty a stretch of Wilshire of car traffic for cyclists and pedestrians, is a chance to rethink L.A.'s future and skewed car-first perspective.
CicLAvia wants to be a regular fixture on the Los Angeles calendar.
Critic's Notebook: Spike Jonze boldly bucks the retro trend in creating a vivid future L.A. in 'Her,' a thoughtful meditation on tech and culture.