Christopher Hawthorne

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

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.
July 2 2004 7:43 AMLet Freedom Tower!Pataki's premature groundbreaking is par for the site.
May 28 2004 11:46 AMGrand Old Flag?The tricky task of designing a national symbol.
March 23 2004 5:56 PMDeconstructing HadidIs the new Pritzker Prize winner the radical she's thought to be?
Dec. 19 2003 6:34 PMSneak PreviewThe unveiling of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
Nov. 14 2003 8:15 PMHop on PopA riveting new documentary about Louis Kahn, a great architect and not-so-great dad.
Oct. 20 2003 3:35 PMEpic ArchitectureHow a once-stalled Frank Gehry project became one of his triumphs.
Aug. 6 2003 4:48 PMThe new architecture of modesty: a slide show.
Feb. 25 2003 5:32 PMLiving With Our MistakeIs New York about to choose the wrong proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center?
Oct. 31 2002 11:21 AMVolume DiscountWhat has Baz Luhrmann done to La Bohème ?
July 18 2002 4:23 PMMall of AmericaThe shopping complex that ate the World Trade Center memorial.
Feb. 14 2002 6:16 PMLatter-Day FortressesThe spooky charisma of Mormon temples.
June 23 2001 12:00 AMFrank My DearThe remarkable sliminess of the Guggenheim's Gehry show.
Sept. 30 2004 1:18 PMIt's a Bird; It's a Plane; It's Modernism!Hulking buildings invade Los Angeles.
Aug. 3 2004 7:00 PMCiti-CursedThe back story of al-Qaida's latest New York target.
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?
April 19 2004 6:12 PMGoing DutchCan Rem Koolhaas hold onto the title of world's most influential architect?
Jan. 15 2004 7:37 PMGrowing UpGetting the Ground Zero memorial right—with the help of an older designer.
Nov. 19 2003 7:08 PMSlow GlowThe WTC design finalists need staying power over flash.
Nov. 5 2003 6:35 PMEye DoWhat does the New York Times redesign say about its self-image?
Aug. 21 2003 1:31 PMRisky BusinessWill Santiago Calatrava's high-design style work at Ground Zero?
Aug. 6 2003 1:08 PMThe Om Factor
Dec. 19 2002 5:43 PMWindows on the VoidWhy seven new designs are merely fantasies.
Sept. 9 2002 4:56 PMCan security be beautiful?
April 23 2002 4:26 PMSmall Is the New BigThe vast pleasures of the petite museum.
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.



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

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:23 AM From Fringe to Mainstream: How We Learned to Panic About Terrorists Crossing the Border
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
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.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
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 Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?