Vanity Fair asked architects and those who circulate among them, such as critic Paul Goldberger, to nominate the five most important buildings, bridges or monuments built since 1980. Plus their pick for the "greatest work of architecture" in the 21st century.
Getty House, Mayor Villaraigosa's official residence in Windsor Square, played host tonight to a party for the cast of "In the Heights," the touring Tony winner for best musical on Broadway that's now playing at the Pantages.
The March cover that featured Kristen Stewart, Amanda Seyfried, Carey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick and a bunch of other young, thin, white actresses has been the worst selling of the year so far for Vanity Fair.
Talk host Kevin James on KRLA is moving to the 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. slot to make room on the station schedule for Glenn Beck (mornings) and Dennis Miller (8 to 11 p.m.) and says he will start doing reports on neighborhood councils all over L.A.
Mayor Villaraigosa took a step toward toning down the controversy over his practice of taking free tickets from companies with major business before City Hall, compliments of Steve Lopez and the L.A. Times.
Bill Boyarsky picked up the Online Journalist of the Year trophy at Sunday's awards dinner for the Los Angeles Press Club. Steve Greenberg won best cartoonist for a series in the Ventura County Reporter.
When they shot "Airplane!" on the Universal backlot, it's unlikely that the Zucker brothers (Jerry and David) and Jim Abrahams expected the spoof would be analyzed and immortalized in the New York Times thirty years later. But here we are.
While Abby Sunderland was on his boat chugging toward Reunion for more than a week, says Jacques Deshayes, the 16-year-old had her own cabin and access to a phone and mailbox. She sat up on the bridge sometimes, but she also slept a lot and after dinner would return to her room and they wouldn't see her again until 8 in the morning.
Matthew Butcher, who was shot during a robbery at a marijuana clinic in Echo Park, was the 27-year-old son of Julie Butcher. She is a longtime leader of the Service Employees International Union in Los Angeles.
Reporter Eric Spillman at KTLA hounded the City Controller's office until it gave up 95 pages of receipts from Mayor Villaraigosa's 9-day trip last year to Berlin, London and Copenhagen. Possibly along: Friend-of-Antonio Keith Brackpool.
Ed Padgett posted on his blog a bit ago: "I return to the Los Angeles Times at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and will meet with management tomorrow to discuss or clarify what content can be published online."
Some 19% of men in Los Angeles County smoke cigarettes compared to 10% of women, according to new estimates by the county Department of Public Health. African Americans smoke at a 25% rate compared to 15% for whites, 12% for Latinos and 11% for Asians, the study says. College educated and higher income? Lower smoking rates.
Roz Wyman, elected to the City Council at 22 in 1957 — and a key player in getting the Dodgers here from Brooklyn — was one of the featured guests last night at Los Angeles Magazine's Women's Leadership reception.
Mexico loses but advances at the World Cup, who might carry on Eli Broad's role of architecture patron, Sarah Palin and Fiorina, a relic from "Emergency!" and Steve Lopez on the air. Plus Kristina Ripatti rides her bike across the U.S.
My weekly column on LA Observed tonight talks about my visit to the Valley to talk to Los Angeles Conservancy folks at The Onion, the Unitarian church where the first Los Angeles acid test was held in 1966.
On page 12 of today's Lakers special section in the L.A. Times, J.C, Penney congratulates the Lakers and offers a free replica of the championship trophy to customers who make a $50 purchase of NBA merchandise.
Publisher Eddy Hartenstein made a statement this morning about the production problems at the Los Angeles Times lone-remaining printing plant that led to most papers being delivered late today — and some being delivered without a Sports section or news of the Lakers championship.
Here's how the mayor's press release glosses over that the Coliseum won't be opened at the end of Monday's Lakers championship parade. The Coliseum party, open free to anyone who could get in — the place filled to capacity — was the high point of last year's celebration.
At least 38 were arrested, an LAPD officer and a sheriff's deputy were hurt, an unknown number of others were injured, three vehicle fires were set, and some shops and restaurants had their windows broken or stuff stolen.
The New York Times reports today that Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez and his representatives twice approached baseball last season about permission to use a banned drug that would boost his testosterone levels.
A representative, presumably from Ventura County, met with Abby Sunderland at home for two hours before she sailed from Marina del Rey on her attempt to circle the world. More from blogger Pete Thomas, who sailed with Sunderland.
Ed Roski Jr. and Majestic Realty Co. have hired Ben Porritt, who was a spokesman for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, to help work on the project to build an NFL stadium in the City of Industry.
The editor of HuffPost Arts is artist Kimberly Brooks, a habitue of Arianna Huffington's Brentwood salons who is married to actor Albert Books. The bloggers-for-free will include Suzanne Muchnic, the...
If the Lakers grab the NBA championship in Thursday's game 7 TV ratings extravaganza against the Celtics, coach Phil Jackson will get a $2 million performance bonus, ESPN says citing "NBA coaching sources."
SCOTUS to review California prison order, Villaraigosa paid for his U2 tix, Jack Kyser to retire, Roy Ashburn discusses secret life, John Wooden's funeral plus a whole bunch of weekend and media notes.
Times beat writer Dylan Hernandez had an amusing exchange with the Dodgers manager about Vladimir Shpunt, the Russian healer who may have been paid six figures by Frank and Jamie McCourt to beam good vibes toward Dodger Stadium from his TV room in suburban Boston.
"Memphis” won the Tony Award for best musical on Sunday night, “Red” won for best play, and Hollywood actors Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Scarlett Johansson all won in their categories.
In case you were wondering why the Los Angeles Times is the only big newspaper that pays a full-time staffer to blog partisan attacks on Obama and the Democrats — and not exactly sophisticated attacks — you're not alone.
Over in Rustenburg, South Africa, Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard scored in the fourth minute of the big World Cup showdown between the U.S. and England. "It's not good to fall behind that early -- in any game let alone the first game of the World Cup," ABC's announcer said.
CHP officer killed in Redlands, Barbara Boxer's hair, Ryan Seacrest's TV future, the down side of Trutanich's power grab, plus what Gustavo Arellano plans to say at UCLA's graduation later today. And more, after the jump.
Tonight at 8 p.m. is the debut on KCET of "Things That Aren't Here Anymore 3," the reprise I've mentioned a couple of times of the station's popular Ralph Story shows on vanishing Los Angeles (well, really SoCal.)
Abby Sunderland's mother tells the Ventura County Star that the emergency beacon signals from the Indian Ocean give them hope she is still on her boat, and that a third beacon that would indicate the boat is submerged has not gone ofF.
City Controller Wendy Greuel's said Thursday, in releasing her financial audit of the Department of Water and Power, that that the agency had enough money to make its budgeted $73.5-million transfer to the city treasury even without a rate increase.
The NCAA has given USC a two-year bowl ban and stripped more than 20 football scholarships after a four-year investigation into allegations involving Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo, the L.A. Times' Gary Klein reports.
Carly Fiorina was caught on an open microphone laughing at Sen. Barbara Boxer's hair — "so yesterday" — and voicing surprise that Fiorina's fellow Republican, Meg Whitman, began the general election campaign today by going on Sean Hannity.
Susanna Hoffs, the throaty former lead singer and guitarist of the Bangles by way of Palisades High School, is raising money for a friend in need of a liver transplant by selling her costumes from the band's heyday on eBay.
Election result updates, closing L.A. libraries two days a week, the City Council gets involved in Arizona again, Mayor Villaraigosa on the Critical Mass video, Yaroslavsky on his John Wooden dinners, plus Lindsay Lohan and some media hiring notes.
For the 40th anniversary of Christopher Street West and LA Pride, Mayor Antonio Villarigosa opened Getty House to a Sunday afternoon soiree attended by Speaker John Perez, Councilman Bill Rosendahl and other gay community leaders from politics and beyond.
Yahoo's desire to buy Huffington Post, five myths about California politics, would Reagan be conservative enough for today's California GOP, yet another story on Mickey Kaus, fear of Carmen Trutanich, plus Alycia Lane, the Entryway Project and more.
Joseph Strick brought James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the big screen, won an Oscar for his documentary on My Lai veterans, made noteworthy documentaries on L.A.'s Muscle Beach in 1948 and an L.A. divorcee's life in 1960, and also commissioned a Santa Monica Canyon home that is the only North American residence by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Brian Alexik hadn't even fled Downtown, it seems. The Downtown News says he was arrested without incident at 1:40 p.m. in an apartment at 303 Hewitt Street, after police cordoned off a big swath of the Arts District.
The non-profit newsroom arm of the Center for Investigative Reporting in the Bay Area has added Joanna Lin, a former reporter at the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Times, plus Pulitzer winner Ryan Gabrielson and reporter Susanne Rust.
Ted Green's post for the Los Angeles Times sports blog called Your Guide to Hating the Celtics used to say of Paul Pierce, "By the way, Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times."
Donna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
After 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos
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