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Oak Park's pricey homes, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and array of shops and restaurants generate billions in property wealth, funneling a bounty of tax dollars to its elementary school district. That kind of local affluence usually means fewer...
The storied Sowden House in Los Feliz is for sale at $4.888 million. Set behind gates and obscured from the street by heavy foliage, the residence has sometimes been called the Jaws house for its Mayan temple-like fašade. Typical of Lloyd Wright...
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One thing to know about our book club We are the Jay Stream Middle School Book Club. We started in 2003, and we all are, or have been, staff members at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
Tags: Middle Schools, Schools, Authors, Zora Neale Hurston
I'm not sure I know of a more-showstopping restaurant than Kaluz. It sits under the bridge that crosses the Intracoastal at Commercial Boulevard. The lot once housed Roadhouse Grill, but the walls are all that remains of the old building. Designed by ID...
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Special to the TribuneJohn Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
We've heard lately that America is trying to rise up from "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." While economists, political scientists and historians will debate that point, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Maurice Merlin at...
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Whether you're a hard-core gardener or simply have a curiosity about plants, two new titles from London-based Reaktion Books are sure to command your attention. "Oak" by Peter Young and "Geranium" by Kasia Boddy are the first two titles in Reaktion's...
LOTE began 20 years ago as an offshoot of parenting classes held at the elementary school. Now those fourth graders are all 30+ years old, and we still all live within walking distance of one another. "Ladies of the Evening" was coined when we all had...
Architectural treasures don't generally come to mind when you think of Fort Lauderdale. MOD Weekend 2013 aims to change that. Exquisite examples of the city's midcentury modern design come into sharp focus at events in North Beach Village on...
There's sure to be much to pore over in "Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990," the ambitious anchor show of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time series on modern architecture in and around Los Angeles. But it's on the periphery of this giant...
Frank Lloyd Wright is the acknowledged master of the prairie home, one of the few indigenous American styles. The Fall Creek is an update of that early 1900s style. Its characteristic features include a hipped, low-pitched roof that extends out in...
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