Frank Gehry

Hate Contemporary Architecture? Blame Economics, Not Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "The Politics of Architecture Are Not a Matter of Taste."</i><p>Late last month <i>Current Affairs</i> …

Avant-garde

'Arthur' producer wants LeBron James on the show

Over two decades ago, WGBH’s Carol Greenwald reached out to children’s book author Marc Brown and said, “We’d love to make a series out of <i>Arthur</i>.”<p>Little did she or anyone know that the long-running kids’ series would take on a second life on social media as an uber-popular meme, especially for the …

Sports

Da Vinci in the Desert

The Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on one corner of an island called Saadiyat, a large triangle of desert joined to the capital of the United Arab Emirates by …

Museums

Want to Up Your Startup Game? 5 Master Classes to Take Now

A growing online class platform handpicked the greats in various crafts. You can learn their trades for $180 a year.<p>Open education is no longer just democratized access to top-tier university courses, such as MIT OpenCourseWare and HarvardX. There is a low- or no-cost course for every skill in …

Learning

The Lost Idealism of New York's High Line Park

Visit the High Line this fall and you'll see a bright tangle of tubes weaving through the brambles at the northern terminus of New York City's …

Urbanism

The DOJ Wrestles With AT&T

The first mega-deal to come before the Trump administration is headed for a legal showdown.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>The DOJ Wrestles With AT&T</b><p>The U.S. Department of Justice says AT&T’s proposed $85-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. would greatly harm American consumers with higher TV bills and fewer choices — …

Maxine Waters

Noon to Midnight, L.A. Phil delivers new music (and free ice cream)

The logo for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 12-hour new music extravaganza, Noon to Midnight, was a large bright yellow sun surrounded by a color wheel of small rings darkening from orange to, well, midnight blue. So it was Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall.<p>I began by skirting the morning’s …

Orchestras

The 21st century buildings that transformed New York's skyline

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York's skyline is probably one of the best known in the world. Visitors and natives alike would undoubtedly be able to trace the silhouettes of its buildings with their eyes closed.<p>Less familiar, but no less striking, are the new constructions shaping up in the city. From Bjarke Ingels …

Bjarke Ingels

In photos: Seeing the light at the jaw-dropping Louvre Abu Dhabi

The complex is actually made up of 55 detached buildings and is designed as a kind of man-made archipelago, accessible both by land and the …

Avant-garde

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Los Angeles

Is Abu Dhabi the new art capital of the Middle East?

In a line, the answer to the above question is simple—not yet. But the city is definitely gearing towards creating itself into the new Middle Eastern …

Ai Weiwei

Breaking bread: While artisanal bakers rely on stale tradition, the innovative get fresh

Thanks to the artisanal bread movement of the 1970s, batards, baguettes and free-form loaves now dominate the mainstream. Whether made en masse in a …

Canadian News

Paperback Row

<i>Six new paperbacks to check out this week.</i><p><b>THE SLEEPING WORLD</b>, <i>by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes. (Touchstone, $16.)</i> In this debut novel, Mosca, a radical university student, is living through the upheavals of post-Franco Spain. After a protest becomes violent, she and members of her anarchist group flee …

Books

Stephen Curry to teach online basketball class

People looking to improve their basketball game will soon be able to get tips directly from NBA star Stephen Curry.<p>The two-time MVP from the Golden …

Stephen Curry

Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques

Teaches Cooking Techniques<p>Coming This Winter<p>Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.<p>Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.<p>Want to know …

Thomas Keller

Why Every Architecture Lover Should Go to Canada

Next time you're in the Great White North, visit one of these world-class buildings.<p>Though more generally known this side of the border for its …

Travel

Destroying a rotating house in Houston: the end of a long-running art project

Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll rotated a house in 2010 to make a statement on urban policy and she believes its disassembly is a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Harvey<p>On 11 November, a group of approximately 150 invited guests gathered on the lawn of an abandoned single-family house in …

Land Art

modern eureka

I’m late to the party on this month’s Architalks and you’re expecting me to tell a story of some discovery or resolution of a problem. I’d love to …

Avant-garde

Take an Iberian Wine Journey with Insight Vacations

<i>WHY IT RATES: Enjoy a taste of Iberian wine and cuisine on this experience.—Codie Richards, TravelPulse Associate Editor</i><p>RELATED OFFERS<p>2018 USA & …

Travel

Poland promises the world (or a hyper-loop) in World’s Fair bid

The Polish city of Łódż is bidding to see off rivals Minnesota and Buenos Aires for the right to host the 2022/23 World’s Fair by promising a museum …

Buenos Aires

The most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, mapped - Curbed LA

Los Angeles's skyline might not be as famous as Chicago's or New York's, but thanks to Hollywood and the movie business, we've got some buildings that are instantly identifiable as our own, regardless of the role they’re supposed to be playing in a film.<p>LA's most iconic buildings are the ones that …

Los Angeles

21 iconic Seattle buildings - Curbed Seattle

When you think of the Seattle skyline, you think of the biggest and flashiest: The Space Needle. The Columbia Tower.<p>But moving around the city, there are some buildings, eras, and styles that contribute to the fabric of the place.<p>Seattle is a veritable cornucopia of architectural styles, and a lot …

Seattle

World Expert In Speed-Reading Jim Kwik Shares His Reading List

Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning.<p>For over two decades, he has served as the brain coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators, and as an advisor to many of the …

Success

The hidden, healing power of design

What makes a space comforting and uplifting? Emily Dawling meets the interior designer behind a patients’ sanctuary, showcased at the UK’s Northern Design Festival.<p>Among the standout events at the UK’s recent Northern Design Festival was the showcasing of a cancer-care centre that combines elements …

Avant-garde

Louvre Abu Dhabi Wants You to See Humanity in a New Light

Louvre Abu Dhabi, announced in 2007 as part of an international agreement between Abu Dhabi and the French government, is now a reality. Located in a …

The managing partner who's had awkward moments abroad

When Bill Clinton's deputy press secretary was showing Holding Redlich managing partner Ian Robertson the Oval Office, his young son piped up: "Where …

Travel

10 Free or Cheap Things to do in Chicago

You’ve got a weekend planned in the Windy City, but you’re already counting the cost. Museums, tours, and restaurants are all enticing and often …

Chicago

Tracing the Education of Michelangelo

New York<p>It’s rare that a major museum gives drawings top billing. They are not seen as alluring enough to engage the public. But one thing they can do is lift the veil on the artistic process, even for such a secretive artist as Michelangelo (1475-1564). And the Met’s new exhibition does this …

Art

Tom Sachs' Newest Project Has Us Over The Moon

Artist Tom Sachs brings his interstellar visions home with a new array of sculptural furniture<p>Creatively speaking, artist Tom Sachs has often traveled to the moon and back. As part of his ongoing Space Program, he has revived NASA’s Apollo project, re-creating components from the lunar expeditions. …

Avant-garde

Frank Gehry Selected to Design Children's Facility for LA Philharmonic

Coinciding with their 100th anniversary, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) has announced plans to build a new, dedicated space for the Youth …

Los Angeles