"Saul Steinberg: A Biography" (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), by Deirdre Bair
The Diocese of Orange has closed on its purchase of the shimmering Crystal Cathedral and surrounding 31-acre grounds, putting the iconic building seen as a testament to televangelism in Catholic hands.
Quite early in this look back at a life spent among artists and musicians, Rosamond Bernier lets drop a telling anecdote, where Aaron Copland confides to her about a youthfulLeonard Bernstein: "We don't have to worry about THAT one."
The sale of the Crystal Cathedral to the Catholic church could mark an end to the storied televangelist ministry broadcast around the world that came crashing down in hard times.
The blowout preventer that should have stopped the BP oil spill failed largely because of a faulty design and a trapped piece of pipe, an official probe found Wednesday, appearing to shift some blame for the blowout from the oil giant and toward those who built and maintained the 300-ton safety device.
The handsomely produced "A Home of the Humanities," timed to coincide with the reopening of Dumbarton Oaks after a major architectural renovation, reminds us that the place is a continuing, living memorial to its "onlie begetters."
NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- By design, Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House evokes openness and accessibility.