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Special to the TribuneJohn Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
Tags: The Getty, Jackson Pollock, Frank Gehry, Arts, Germany
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
Last spring, during Easter dinner, my aunt leaned across the table and asked: "Chris, have you read this 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'" I said I had not but I had heard about it and, changing the subject, had she read — "What's 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?"...
Developers in downtown Baltimore seek tax breaks and infrastructure improvements for their projects. In return for those benefits, Baltimore should require an architectural design competition in an effort to make the city a center for world-class...
I was in New York City last week. On Tuesday, Election Day, CNN had big screens in Times Square, and I joined the folks watching the returns. We cheered a lot, especially when CNN turned cameras on us. On Wednesday, a nor'easter struck NYC. I can't...
Forty years after Frank Gehry completed a series of buildings in the then-fledgling "new town" of Columbia, the current master developer wants him to come back and design more. The Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corp., which in 2010 took over as lead...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A new agreement signed between the city and AEG means that construction on Farmers Field in downtown L.A. could begin in less than six months. After signing the agreement with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday, AEG CEO Tim...
Tags: AEG, Football, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Antonio Villaraigosa, Sports
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles City Council approved a proposed $1.2-billion NFL stadium plan on Friday in a 12-0 vote. The proposal clears the way for developer Anschutz Entertainment Group to seek a team and proceed with planning for a 72,000-...
Tags: Staples Center, AEG, Entertainment, Tom LaBonge, Politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga launched her debut perfume while being inside a giant-sized perfume bottle. The avant garde pop star was in a large bottle — a replica of her "Fame" fragrance — appearing in the transparent glass where...
Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Adrian Gonzalez had only been in Los Angeles for a couple of hours and was wearing his Dodgers uniform for the first time when he found himself rounding the bases at Dodger Stadium. One of the four players acquired in a blockbuster...
Joe Boylan was sitting with Jimmy Patsos at last Saturday's Loyola-Duke lacrosse game when the former athletic director asked the man he had hired as the school's basketball coach eight years ago if he had any preference as to where Greyhounds would...
Tags: Entertainment, Museums, Cancer, Andy Warhol, Harvey Milk
Apple announced today a new push to make textbooks more interesting and interactive. That's a tall order, but I wouldn't bet against Apple, which has built its reputation on disruptive technologies. Just recall how the iPod revolutionaized music. Heck, I'...
Tags: Arts and Culture, ABC (tv network), Book, Apple iPod, Apple iPad
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