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  • Architectural follies at MOCA Pacific Design Center

    Architectural follies at MOCA Pacific Design Center
    After spending countless hours poring over images of architectural follies from around the world, L.A.-based architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena weren't content with merely displaying their selections for "Folly -- The View From Nowhere," at MOCA...
  • Kicking up the dust of change

    Kicking up the dust of change
    The news in the architecture profession has been dominated for much of the summer by a few guardians of homeland and propriety -- one of whom happens to be first in line to the British throne. In London, a pitched debate continues over efforts by...
  • The Contender: 'The Young Victoria' costume designer Sandy Powell

    The Contender: 'The Young Victoria' costume designer Sandy Powell
    Costume designer Sandy Powell netted her eighth Oscar nomination with her work on "The Young Victoria," director Jean-Marc Vallee's biopic of the early life of the iconic British monarch (played by Emily Blunt). The honor is the latest in a celebrated...
  • Kate Middleton's London

    Kate Middleton's London
    London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks. Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
  • Bodice-rippers unite

    Bodice-rippers unite
    Graphic novels filled with shape-shifting, power-pulsing heroines, seminars on social networking, pirate treasure hunts, an intergalactic bar and grill and lots of quirky costumes. It may sound like something straight out of Comic-Con — except...
  • Christmas in London? Jolly good

    Christmas in London? Jolly good
    For years, my husband and I had wanted to take our children to London before the magic of "Peter Pan" and "Mary Poppins" wore off, before the older two became too jaded for the Changing of the Guard and double-decker buses, before they would rather hang...
  • In London, this rental is the best of both worlds

    With three active kids and no trust fund, my husband and I are big believers in the vacation rental over the hotel experience. Granted, there is no room service, but frankly, who can afford it for five? Over the years we've rented houses and apartments in...
  • 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' at the Victoria and Albert Museum

    'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' at the Victoria and Albert Museum
    Twenty-eight years after her death, and more than 50 years after first wowing audiences on the big screen, Grace Kelly, the statuesque blonde with the impossibly small waist and flawless face, continues to inspire designers and admirers alike. Few...
  • St. Helier, Jersey information

    THE BEST WAY TO ST. HELIER, JERSEY From France, Condor Ferries, http://www.condorferries.fr, carries passengers and cars from St-Malo and Manches Iles Express, http://www.manche-iles-express.com, operates passenger ferries from Granville. No daily...
  • Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali

    Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali
    Untold Story A Novel Monica Ali Scribner: 259 pp., $25 Fairy tales are the Euclidian geometry of fiction. Reading them — and having them read to us — are the moments when we first divide reality. We teach our imagination to leap, hit the...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: San Diego, Coronado and La Jolla

    Southern California Close-Ups: San Diego, Coronado and La Jolla
    San Diego could be improved. If the county had 75 miles of beaches instead of 70. If the Padres won a World Series or the Chargers won a Super Bowl. Or if the municipal sloganeers dropped "America's finest city" in favor of "You stay classy, San Diego."...