| Dec 13, 2009
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...
| Sep 4, 2009
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...
| Feb 18, 2010
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...
| Mar 27, 2011
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...
| Apr 9, 2011
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...
| Dec 19, 2010
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...
| Dec 19, 2010
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...
| Aug 29, 2010
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.
| Feb 13, 2011
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...
| Jul 17, 2011
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...
| Jun 3, 2012
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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."...