FROM Caroline Chamberlain
What Happens in Vegas: From Buffets to Mind-Bending Mixology Good Food heads to the strip to explore the evolution of Vegas dining, all you can eat buffets, luxury fine dining and the city's most mind-bending cocktail.
Beyond The Broad, Clifton's Returns, Goldberger on Goldberg The Broad is not the only new art museum. Why is there a global boom? Also, critics have extreme reactions to another LA building with a showy skin. Plus, Clifton's reopens, Whole Foods goes budget, and Paul Goldberger explains Frank Gehry.
Spotlight on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad; Opulent Mobility; Berlin Palace The spotlight is on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad this month with the openings of LACMA’s Gehry retrospective and The Broad museum. Plus, a strange preservation story and an exhibition that aims to add flair to “assisted mobility.”
Does Frank Gehry Have the Answers for the LA River? Frank Gehry is masterplanning the LA River. Why? DnA explores the reaction at the selection as well the political, design and water reclamation stakes with Frank Gehry and others.
Is Berlin’s Cohousing a Model for LA? A German Board Game Pits East and West How can Angelenos break into the housing market -- and live alongside their peers? DnA explores a cohousing model in Berlin called “Baugruppen” and asks whether they could work in L.A. Plus, a Cold War-themed board game pits East Germany vs. West Germany.
Flamboyant Shoes, Dying Trees and LA’s Labyrinths Turf: should it stay or go? Native plant advocate Charles Anderson adds his voice to the debate about landscaping during a drought. Plus, we explore the extreme shoe designs of Chris Francis, and Gideon Brower explores the labyrinths of LA.
DnA Goes to Berlin; Can California's Water Crisis Be a Game? As DnA heads to Berlin, Cameron Silver sings songs of longing for the Weimar era; and we visit the Culver City bunker that will house the Wende Museum. Plus, Caroline Chamberlain "plays" the California Water Crisis.
Corita’s Legacy; Does Ripping Out Lawns Mean Death to Trees? The Petersen Automotive Museum is getting a new facade, and DnA explores Corita Kent’s artistic and spiritual legacy. Plus, should you rip out your lawn after all?
Disneyland at 60 and the Decline of World’s Fairs, Solar Sun Flowers Disneyland’s 60th birthday party attracts crowds while a huge world’s fair in Milan gets no love in the US. Why? Plus, filmmaker James Cameron creates solar Sun Flowers to power -- and educate -- a school.
New Meets the Ancient in Water Use and Burial Can small actions lead to big savings in water? DnA explores two apps that aim to help save and conserve water. Plus, does the traditional burial need to be redesigned?
Testing the Limits: The Panama Canal Expansion and the Mile-High Tower Is the sky the limit for supersized structures? DnA explores the Panama Canal Expansion, mega-ships and the advent of the mile-high building.
Should Parker Center Be Saved?; Remembering Michael Graves Should Parker Center be preserved? We weigh the pros and cons. Plus, a look back at Michael Graves, prolific architect and designer whose late-life paralysis reshaped his work.
The Googleplex Expands; A Local Designer Meets Reality TV Google has jumped on the showpiece architecture bandwagon with a proposed new building in Mountain View. And a local designer gets a taste of cut-throat reality TV.
Comedian Vir Das offers 'Abroad Understanding' After selling out stadiums in India, comedian and actor Vir Das is looking to break through in the US with his new Netflix special, Vir Das: Abroad Understanding. He tells us about making the jump from Bollywood to Hollywood and how he hopes his pointed humor can redefine expectations in India and America.
Who will lead California's Democratic Party? It’s been a hectic week in politics. There’s been talk of impeachment, Watergate, and Mike Pence’s political action committee. Also, the California Democratic Party is having its convention in Sacramento this weekend, where they’ll talk strategy and pick a new leader.