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Video Interlude: Watch a Stunt Driver Do Donuts Around Everything in LA

What do LA's cars dream of when they're in the garage at night? Probably speeding through Los Angeles, doing tricks and never having to worry about cops. In the latest from gifted driver Ken Block, Gymkhana 7, viewers are...

Video Interlude: Robert A.M. Stern: 'Buildings Should Not Look Like Lady Gaga'

Photo via Getty Architect Robert A.M. Stern effectively summarized his approach to contemporary buildings with the following quote he provided to the Louisiana Channel: "Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." Which is to say they should not have the...

Video Interlude: The Life and Death of the Last Steel Truss Bridge on the LA River

Toward the end of its life, the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge pitted preservationists who wanted to see it turned into park space against officials who considered it unsafe and wanted it torn down; in the end, the bridge and its supporters...

Taylor Swift Wire: 11 Fast Facts About the Mansion in the New Taylor Swift Video

In a sumptuous, blue-eyed cataclysm of cultural references, all-American sparkly-dress-wearer Taylor Swift unleashed her music video for Blank Space, a lavish free-for-all in which Swift does what she's always done best: turn crappy relationships into internet phenomenons that siphon...

Video Interlude: Watch a Video Game System Help to Completely Transform the Inside of Disney Hall

The LA Philharmonic series in/SIGHT features concerts accompanied by video, including this architectural video installation by media artist Refik Anadol, which filled the interior of the Disney Hall performance space when it opened this year's program last week. In...

Video Interlude: Relive the Last Night at WeHo's Beloved Palm Restaurant

Opened in 1975, West Hollywood's Palm Restaurant quickly became what Chasen's and the Brown Derby had been to previous generations: "a place to see and be seen." A premier power-lunch spot for entertainment industry folks, the family-owned eatery famously...

Kooky Furniture: Amazing 'Sofa' Gives a Whole New Meaning to 'Nesting'

Photo via Giant Birdsnest Baby birds: nature's freeloaders. Picture them, all featherless and fancy free. Right at this moment, thousands of baby birds out there have their little beaks open, begging for a regurgitated meal, just so they can get...

Social Calls: Dear San Francisco, Curbed Wants Your Best Hyperlapse Videos

A video posted by Ryan Stromfors (@theryanpatrick) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:30am PDT Hyperlapse, the technology that distilled a $15,000 piece of video equipment into a free iPhone app, is undoubtedly changing the way we look at cities, or...

Social Calls: Dear Los Angeles, Curbed Wants Your Best Hyperlapse Videos

A video posted by Ryan Stromfors (@theryanpatrick) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:30am PDT Hyperlapse, the technology that distilled a $15,000 piece of video equipment into a free iPhone app, is undoubtedly changing the way we look at cities, or...

Social Calls: Dear America, Curbed Wants Your Best Hyperlapse Videos

A video posted by Ryan Stromfors (@theryanpatrick) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:30am PDT Hyperlapse, the technology that distilled a $15,000 piece of video equipment into a free iPhone app, is undoubtedly changing the way we look at cities, or...

DevelopmentWatch: Hollywood's Famous Yamashiro Site Could Become Condos, a School, or a Private Residence

We learned a week ago that the family that owns the highly-desirable seven acres surrounding and including Hollywood's historic Yamashiro restaurant has put the site up for sale, but there weren't a lot of details at the time about....

Video Interlude: See WeHo's Taylor Swift and Grindr Plan For Safer Streets

There are so many layers to this goofy and wonderfully-choreographed PSA from the city of West Hollywood, but they all work in service of promoting a simple message of paying attention to the road. Pedestrian safety is a huge...

Artistry: New York Artist Spies on Parisians Through Their Windows

Photo by Gail Albert Halaban via Design Boom "I like to look into people's windows," declares New York artist Gail Albert Halaban, whose latest photo series peeps into the apartments of Parisians. "I know it sounds kind of creepy. Many...

Rendering Reveals: MAD's Lucas Museum is a Moon Mountain with a 'Floating' Halo

Image via MAD Architects San Francisco rejected the plan, Chicago officials welcomed it with open arms, and now, mere months later, following promises of organic sponginess from George Lucas himself, Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's...

Video Interlude: Watch Gutsy Tightroper Nik Wallenda Walk the Chicago Skyline

Screenshot via Youtube Last night, some of Chicago's best-known skyscrapers became the hair-raising backdrop for two record-breaking tightrope walks by veteran daredevil Nik Wallenda. Wallenda, who previously became the first person to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls, completed the...

Conversions: Surprise! The Schoolhouse From 'The Birds' is Adorable Now

Photos by Joseph Schell and Andrew Todd via Houzz Remember that schoolhouse in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, the one all those kids are evacuated from right before they get menacingly, but not, like, suuuuper violently pecked-at by a murder of...

Celebrity Real Estate: Tom Cruise Lists Huge Ranch With No Secret Bunker for $59M

Photo via Zimbio Actor and mid-to-high-level Scientologist Tom Cruise, who despite all that he has become in the eyes of his viewing public, still has few equals in terms of sheer "screen presence," has listed his Telluride, Colorado, home and...

Video Interlude: Riverside Halloween Light Show House Embroiled in Drama

For a few years, a Riverside house put on an incredible Halloween light show accompanied by pop songs you usually hear in the mall (LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" has never looked better). It was some next-level entertainment, with jack-o'-lantern...

Taylor Swift Wire: 27 Things Taylor Swift Has Inside Her Many, Many Houses

Taylor Swift and her childhood home, perhaps where her love for birdcages and rabbit topiaries began. Yesterday Taylor Swift, lover of numbers that directly relate to her birthday and carrier of a personality that is equivalent to the batting of...

Cults Week: 8 Notorious Los Angeles Cult Locations: Then and Now

Los Angeles is known for a number of wonderful things—beach babes, tasty waves, sitcoms about people in their twenties trying to make it through this crazy thing called life—but it's also been home to some pretty heinous shit—race riots, wildfires...

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