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  • Diller-Scofidio, architects having their moment

     
    Until a few years ago, the architects who won the commission to design Eli Broad’s downtown Los Angeles museum were known for anything but the standard practice of architecture. Elizabeth Diller and Rick Scofidio, who are married, were more interested.....
  • Theater review: 'Welcome to Arroyo's' at the Old Globe

     
    More party than play, Kristoffer Diaz’s “Welcome to Arroyo’s” is a sweet, loose-limbed shout out to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, now at the Old Globe. With a Greek chorus of DJs who “mix” the play right in front of us,......
  • A prizewinning book of photo postcards

     
    Sometimes it takes a small press to make a truly interesting book. Yeti Books, with the help of Verse Chorus Press in Portland, Ore., is behind "Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930." OK, it's a pretty dry title. What......
  • Eat up: These food books are a feast for the senses

     
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time......
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...
  • Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success

    Jonathan Kellerman, a shrink-wrapped success
    Perverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...
  • Jog your way around New York

    Jog your way around New York
    New Yorkers are always on the run. Bankers rush from Wall Street to Midtown; harried shoppers tear through the narrow streets of NoLita and SoHo. Travelers may find it hard to keep up with the pace — unless they bring their running shoes and join...
  • Summer reading: Fiction, poetry

    Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...
  • MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong

    MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong
    Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962? That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
  • The deli capital? It's L.A.

    The deli capital? It's L.A.
    It was in rural Kansas, near the geographical center of America, that David Sax hit rock bottom in his search for the perfect deli sandwich. It happened innocently enough, in an Arby's. He had ordered a Reuben. "What I got was this horrible abomination...
  • At the Reformation in L.A., vintage style gets a second life

    At the Reformation in L.A., vintage style gets a second life
    The Reformation, Yael Aflalo and Chi Bui's new La Brea Avenue boutique-slash-atelier, is all about recycling vintage style. The designer-owners give a second life to vintage finds -- cocktail dresses, skirts and blouses -- by reworking them into chic...