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The 1982 cult movie Blade Runner had an unforgettable look: a dark, dirty Los Angeles with brooding streetscapes filled with a jangle of architectural styles and ominous vehicles…

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Some people are trying to dial back on their phone habit by visiting private clubs with no-phone policies.

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A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

Speakeasies with a prohibition on phones

A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

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Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

New app delivers mood-boosting 'digital drugs'

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

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This year, many spaces and buildings got patched up, refurbished, and/or redone. Or they’re in the process of it.

Best architectural makeovers of 2019: Formosa Cafe, Christ Cathedral, and more

This year, many spaces and buildings got patched up, refurbished, and/or redone. Or they’re in the process of it.

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It’s A Wonderful Life is a Christmas eve staple.

Dar Williams on how to rebuild small town America

It’s A Wonderful Life is a Christmas eve staple.

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This week: enjoy the city with far fewer people and catch up on art by Lari Pittman and Max Hooper Schneider at the Hammer; the Pattern and Decoration movement at MOCA Grand; the…

5 design things to do on your holiday break: Dec. 26-Jan 8

This week: enjoy the city with far fewer people and catch up on art by Lari Pittman and Max Hooper Schneider at the Hammer; the Pattern and Decoration movement at MOCA Grand; the…

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

Best of 2019: Spaces and places

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

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Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk about bringing “decorum,” pillowed tilt-up concrete and hidden outdoor rooms to their subtle remodel of UCLA’s graduate art studios on Hayden Avenue…

Johnston Marklee bring 'decorum' to Hayden Tract with UCLA’s graduate art studios

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk about bringing “decorum,” pillowed tilt-up concrete and hidden outdoor rooms to their subtle remodel of UCLA’s graduate art studios on Hayden Avenue…

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Looking for Thanksgiving menu ideas for the design and architecture fans in your life? Take a page from a new art project in the guise of a cookbook.

Create an artful dinner party with ‘Le Corbuffet’

Looking for Thanksgiving menu ideas for the design and architecture fans in your life? Take a page from a new art project in the guise of a cookbook.

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Go to the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center, and of course all the cars will be vivid colors.

Subliminal messaging in the car colors at the LA Auto Show

Go to the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center, and of course all the cars will be vivid colors.

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Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

Shortlisted! The role of localism in design commissions

Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

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When Ian Schrager and his late partner Steve Rubell co-founded Studio 54, the wildly successful club that defined New York City nightlife in the 1970s, they created “nightclub as…

Ian Schrager: From Studio 54 to The West Hollywood Edition

When Ian Schrager and his late partner Steve Rubell co-founded Studio 54, the wildly successful club that defined New York City nightlife in the 1970s, they created “nightclub as…

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Many malls of America are dying or changing.

Horton Plaza is a ghost of itself: What’s next for the iconic mall?

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

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Halloween is upon us.

How rabies, ancient fish and electrified frogs inspired horror icons

Halloween is upon us.

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Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

Sneakertopia celebrates the art -- and commerce -- of sneaker culture

Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

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Watching a movie nowadays often involves Netflix, your couch, and snacks.

When going to the movies was an ornate, special occasion

Watching a movie nowadays often involves Netflix, your couch, and snacks.

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Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have  prompted a debate  about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

Neom, the futuristic city coming to Saudi Arabia

Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have prompted a debate about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

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Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific art, has taken place in the Coachella Valley, first in 2017 and then this year.

Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia

Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific art, has taken place in the Coachella Valley, first in 2017 and then this year.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.   
  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

Changing the rules around affordable housing construction

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

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