Christopher Hawthorne

Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times.

Architecture
Dec. 15 2004 4:35 PMRenzo PianoA celebrity architect without all the glitz.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 25 2004 10:24 AMStadium ClubAthens starts a high-end trend in stadium architecture.
Architecture
July 2 2004 7:43 AMLet Freedom Tower!Pataki's premature groundbreaking is par for the site.
Design
May 28 2004 11:46 AMGrand Old Flag?The tricky task of designing a national symbol.
Architecture
March 23 2004 5:56 PMDeconstructing HadidIs the new Pritzker Prize winner the radical she's thought to be?
Architecture
Dec. 19 2003 6:34 PMSneak PreviewThe unveiling of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
Culturebox
Nov. 14 2003 8:15 PMHop on PopA riveting new documentary about Louis Kahn, a great architect and not-so-great dad.
Architecture
Oct. 20 2003 3:35 PMEpic ArchitectureHow a once-stalled Frank Gehry project became one of his triumphs.
Architecture
Aug. 6 2003 4:48 PMThe new architecture of modesty: a slide show.
Architecture
Feb. 25 2003 5:32 PMLiving With Our MistakeIs New York about to choose the wrong proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center?
Culturebox
Oct. 31 2002 11:21 AMVolume DiscountWhat has Baz Luhrmann done to La Bohème ?
Culturebox
July 18 2002 4:23 PMMall of AmericaThe shopping complex that ate the World Trade Center memorial.
Culturebox
Feb. 14 2002 6:16 PMLatter-Day FortressesThe spooky charisma of Mormon temples.
Culturebox
June 23 2001 12:00 AMFrank My DearThe remarkable sliminess of the Guggenheim's Gehry show.
Architecture
Sept. 30 2004 1:18 PMIt's a Bird; It's a Plane; It's Modernism!Hulking buildings invade Los Angeles.
Architecture
Aug. 3 2004 7:00 PMCiti-CursedThe back story of al-Qaida's latest New York target.
Architecture
July 1 2004 11:06 AMFetish Items of the Rich and FamousThe Phaidon Atlas may be beautiful, but what does it tell you about architecture?
Architecture
April 19 2004 6:12 PMGoing DutchCan Rem Koolhaas hold onto the title of world's most influential architect?
Architecture
Jan. 15 2004 7:37 PMGrowing UpGetting the Ground Zero memorial right—with the help of an older designer.
Architecture
Nov. 19 2003 7:08 PMSlow GlowThe WTC design finalists need staying power over flash.
Design
Nov. 5 2003 6:35 PMEye DoWhat does the New York Times redesign say about its self-image?
Architecture
Aug. 21 2003 1:31 PMRisky BusinessWill Santiago Calatrava's high-design style work at Ground Zero?
Architecture
Aug. 6 2003 1:08 PMThe Om Factor
Culturebox
Dec. 19 2002 5:43 PMWindows on the VoidWhy seven new designs are merely fantasies.
Culturebox
Sept. 9 2002 4:56 PMCan security be beautiful?
Culturebox
April 23 2002 4:26 PMSmall Is the New BigThe vast pleasures of the petite museum.
Culturebox
Oct. 24 2001 11:09 PMRosebud Remix The Citizen Kane DVD is as coldly magnificent as the original film. 
Today's Papers
June 18 1999 9:01 PMUpdated every day at dawn.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 18 2014 10:23 AM From Fringe to Mainstream: How We Learned to Panic About Terrorists Crossing the Border
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM “The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Television
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?