Several of the most innovative properties in Los Angeles, including homes the architects built for themselves, are open to the public.
With the HL23 condominium tower in west Chelsea, Neil Denari establishes himself, midcareer, as an architect with something to say about the road American culture has followed since the postwar era.
Korean-style tacos, a Southern California phenomenon, are now on the menu in other parts of the country.
The digital age is facing its first existential crisis: the impossibility of erasing your posted past and moving on.
Two rival museums, one from Taiwan and one from mainland China, are collaborating on a research project that has scholars retracing the journey of China’s imperial treasures in the 1930s and ’40s.
From retro Palm Springs to Newport mansions, history is everywhere you look. Below are 12 ways to experience our geeky, gaudy, mystical, majestic, tough and tragic roots.
The other-worldly events in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” can be interpreted as satire on 19th-century advances in mathematics.
Researchers have found that the body embodies abstractions the best way it knows how: physically.
Ramen, a simple concoction of broth and noodles, has inspired passion among Japanese and foreigners alike, and allows for a deeper understanding of the city itself.
For two of India’s biggest problems, battered roads and overflowing landfills, Ahmed Khan has a single solution: streets made with recycled plastic.
Typographic gaffes often crop up in various public places as well as in television programs and movies, offending designers who work with typefaces on a daily basis, and study them lovingly.
On the road’s 83rd anniversary, an “end of the trail” sign was erected at the Santa Monica Pier, a more convenient if not historically accurate terminus.
Experts from heritage group Historic Scotland have developed a technique using lasers to create precise digital representations of enormous sites. Mount Rushmore is the next location to be captured.
Cantonese, formerly dominant, is being swept aside by Mandarin, the lingua franca of more recent immigrants.
Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler say your friends — and even your friends’ friends — can make you quit smoking, eat too much or get happy. A look inside the emerging science of social contagion.
American handwriting is in a woeful state. But there is hope. We can stop mumbling on the page and become legible writers by going italic.
The city’s first street design manual aims to get people to think about streets as not just for cars, but as public spaces incorporating safety, aesthetics, and environmental concerns.
With no wires, utility poles or billboards to block the view, stop-and-go traffic on the Merritt can be more of an opportunity than an annoyance.
How do you build a train that takes you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 hours 40 minutes?
Some lessons emerge from frying squid: wet squid spatters more than dry, and lots of squid spatters much more than not so much squid.