Monthly Archives: October 2011

Haute Couture & Haute Cuisine

I’m certainly not the first to point out the similarities between haute couture – rarefied apparel that no normal person would have an occasion to wear – and haute cuisine – exquisitely prepared food that costs a fortune and simply disappears by evening’s end. This last July, the French Ministry… More

Grand & Grander

Scott McGibbon is a Project Specialist at The Norman Lear Center. The Lear Center’s Grand Intervention project – begun as an effort to open up the design process and involve the public in LA’s Grand Avenue Civic Park — just passed its sixth birthday, which seems like a fine time… More

Keeping the War on Terror Terrifying

After the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I wondered whether people would remain interested in the War on Terror, or whether we’d see some flagging interest register in the polls that, just last year, placed terrorism in the number three slot of national priorities, right after the economy and jobs. A… More