| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:11 AM
This summer, London will be invaded by dozens of book benches. Is this urban trend exportable? Like the cow parade that started in Sweden, which landed in Chicago and went to two dozen countries, or artist Luke Jerram's 37-city piano installation Play...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:05 PM
How much do people love Jony Ive's designs?
So much so that an aluminum desk co-designed by Apple's chief designer was auctioned off for $1.7 million.
Ive teamed up with fellow famed-designer Marc Newson to create special items for an auction to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Nobel Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot died in England in 1965; his widow Valerie made it her mission to keep his work alive. She died in 2012 at the age of 86, and her estimable estate goes up for auction in London on Wednesday. Christie's is calling the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
A developer will be allowed to build a scaled-down version of Great Park in exchange for the right to construct thousands of homes in a deal that would appear to extinguish Irvine's long-running promise to give residents a municipal green space rivaling...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Artist John Baldessari has had a long association with the California Institute of the Arts, where he was a professor of art for nearly two decades. On Friday, the school announced that it is naming a new art studio building on campus in honor of the 82-...
| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:47 AM
T.S. Eliot never lived to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical "Cats," based on Eliot's collection of poems "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." But Eliot's second wife and widow, Valerie, did live long enough to profit from the musical, amassing a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Three-month-old Sumatran tiger siblings' swimming skills were tested by staff Wednesday at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cubs, a male named Bandar and a female named Sukacita, both passed what the zoo termed a "swim reliability test" that is...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 11:15 PM
ST. LOUIS — Jonny Gomes does not really look the part of World Series hero. Not too tall, kind of squat, a designated hitter on a team that already has one.
He is a dead pull hitter. There is nothing complicated or secret about his swing.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:36 PM
“This is my favorite house in L.A.,” exclaimed celebrity stylist and designer Mary Alice Haney Davidov about the sprawling Holmby Hills estate belonging to Bradley and Colleen Bell.
Wednesday night, the Bell’s home hosted hundreds of...