| Jul 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Major honor: Rem Koolhaas will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Architecture Biennale. (ArtInfo) -- Restitution: The Leopold Museum in Austria has agreed to pay an Austrian Jewish woman's estate $19 million for a...
| May 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Fans of John Malkovich have a number of opportunities this year to bask in the actor's eccentricity with the releases of the movies "Jonah Hex" and "Secretariat." But for an undiluted, 100-proof shot of pure Malkovich, your best bet is......
| Mar 7, 2010
The gig: The celebrity chef, who is considered a pioneer of California cuisine, manages a vast culinary empire that includes upscale and casual restaurants, prepared foods, cookbooks, television programs and housewares. Puck, 60, said his brand's three...
| Mar 6, 2010
Raimund Abraham, an Austrian-born architect known for his powerfully enigmatic drawings and fierce idealism, and whose narrow, blade-like 2002 Austrian Cultural Forum building in New York is among the most forceful pieces of architecture built in the last...
| Mar 14, 2010
One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
| Mar 21, 2010
The two stories that have dominated the architectural press over the last few weeks -- the unveiling of a winning design for a new American embassy in London, and the death, in a downtown Los Angeles traffic accident, of the 76-year-old Austrian architect...
| Jul 1, 2010
Longtime L.A. traffic reporter
Paul Johnson, 75, a longtime Los Angeles traffic reporter who worked at KNBC-TV Channel 4 for 22 years and was known for his signature phrase "Buckle up, be careful out there," died Tuesday at his home in...
| Jan 8, 2010
Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94.
Parker was among seven Norbertine...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...
| Sep 5, 2010
The Elephant's Journey
Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 208 pp., $24
Once upon a time — a time of civil war and spectacle, when Protestant fervor swept Europe and the...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...