| Apr 15, 2008
Arts institutions have been growing like weeds -- or steroid-fueled bodybuilders. All over the country, the boards and directors of high-end nonprofits have been doing everything possible to expand the square footage of their facilities, often hiring...
| Feb 1, 2009
The history of American art has missed the mark, says curator Alexandra Munroe. It has overlooked the profound and pervasive contribution of Asian philosophy and culture to the caldron, and the exhibition she has spent five years organizing, "The Third...
| Aug 23, 2009
Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
| Nov 27, 2009
Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo.
Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
| Feb 7, 2010
After 35 years in the trenches, the Wooster Group has become New York's quintessential experimental theater troupe. The Performing Garage, its gritty SoHo home, is a mecca for postmodern drama. And the internationally hailed company soon will launch its...
| Mar 6, 2005
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
A wall of seamless windows frames a small enclosed garden just outside Robyn and Rick Ross' master bathroom in Malibu. "We wanted the bathroom to feel like it was part of the outdoors," says Rick, a real estate...
| Feb 26, 2006
Richard Tyler pads through his Italianate dining room, Diet Coke in one hand, antibiotics in the other, a slender convalescent in a big white turtleneck. It is late morning, and he has been out of the hospital for five days. His long hair hangs in waves...
| Mar 12, 2006
Loft living used to be reserved for some of the most down-to-earth people I know.
In the late 1970s and early '80s, artists flocked in increasing numbers to inner-city Los Angeles. Their neighborhood, near Traction Avenue and Hewitt Street, was...