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God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first time I became aware of the stunning power of architecture, I was 17 and walked into the terra-cotta cocoon of Grady Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. The building sparked a life-long interest in architecture, “the great mother art,” as Frank Lloyd Wright called it. Wright used 57 shades of terra-cotta in the auditorium. He […]

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Alexandria House among beneficiaries of NGA party goers

Alexandria House among beneficiaries of NGA party goers

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“It’s a party! — for a cause,” exclaimed Kiel FitzGerald and Olivia Kazanjian, co-chairs of Needlework Guild of America, describing Hancock Park’s gala held at the Tagylan Complex on Vine St. on Feb. 24. So many in our neighborhood know that, when they come to this annual event, they are guaranteed to have FUN while […]

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Women chefs cooking in the Mile who you should know

Women chefs cooking in the Mile who you should know

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Food Network created a food-obsessed nation, with legions longing to cook professionally. Recently, more women are making the leap into the foodie fire, popping up in restaurant kitchens in ever-greater numbers. We searched Miracle Mile restaurants and spoke with several ambitious women chefs; some at the top of their game; some on the rise. […]

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All roads lead to the neighborhood, and the Blvd.: part II

All roads lead to the neighborhood, and the Blvd.: part II

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In September 1940, a certain writer made note in her journal about a self-invited dinner guest: “[H]e is an unusually pushing and callous person… It is partly his boundless vitality and partly his thirty years of being an impresario… He is tall and fattish and wears affected clothes… [his] heavy suede shoes had exaggerated square […]

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Lift a pint of green ale on St. Patrick’s Day

Lift a pint of green ale on St. Patrick’s Day

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

For those who wish to lift a pint for Erin go Bragh, there are several classic Irish pubs around the Miracle Mile to try. For more than 80 years, crowds have flocked to Tom Bergin’s for St. Patrick’s Day. Owner Derek Schreck tents the parking lot so up to 1,000 people can attend at a […]

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All roads — and world of organics — lead to the neighborhood

All roads — and world of organics — lead to the neighborhood

| January 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Because “everything is related to everything else” — at least that’s the answer, perhaps apocryphal, that Buckminster Fuller gave to his students in response to the question of why he took three hours to answer a single question. So bear with me while I attempt to connect the dots between the thick green “broth” that […]

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