A Brooklyn Burger That Conjures Old New York

Billy Durney, the Brooklyn restaurateur and pitmaster, has been talking for several years about the fried chicken that he planned to bring to Red Hook. At first, there was no reason to doubt him. That the man is comfortable with long time horizons was clear to anyone who watched how patiently he studied the science…

Details

For a Couple Associated With L.A., Home is a Greek Revival in Connecticut

The Greek Revival charmer that’s home to the husband-and-wife actors Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry looks modest from the road, rather like a playhouse for a sophisticated child. “We love that — our friends keep forgetting what we have here,” said Ms. Eikenberry, who starred for eight seasons (from 1986 to 1994) with Mr. Tucker…

Details

A Panorama of Design

ImageRuby City, a 14,000-square-foot contemporary art center designed by the British architect David Adjaye, debuts October 13 in San Antonio TX, and will house the art collection of philanthropist Linda Pace, heir to the Pace Picante salsa fortune, who died in 2007.CreditDror Baldinger/Ruby City and Adjaye Associates Red Jewel of Texas Linda Pace, a philanthropist…

Details

It Was a Dark and Stormy Style

As the United Kingdom wrestles over its departure from the European Union and finds diversion in the release of “Downton Abbey,” the movie, one thing seems to be sticking around: its décor. Especially, its Victorian décor: the dramatic patterns, ornate millwork and lavish fabrics and trims associated with the reign of Queen Victoria. Spanning much…

Details

The Newish Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Witold Rybczynski, an architecture critic, author and emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, was sitting in the lobby of a chain hotel here, trying to peg the elusive charm of this city. After all, as Mr. Rybczynski wrote in his new book, “Charleston Fancy” (Yale University Press), the city…

Details

Charlotte Perriand’s Work Transformed Rooms. Now It Fills a Museum

If you ask decorators, architects and other aesthetes to name their favorite Modernist, the French designer Charlotte Perriand comes up more often than not. Perriand lived from 1903 to 1999, nearly spanning the 20th century, and she made the most of her decades, designing buildings, furniture, rooms and objects at an impressive clip. She found…

Details

A Roof of One’s Own, With or Without the Gingerbread

DETROIT — Colorful little homes are springing up alongside an arid freeway bank in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood here, a few miles northwest of downtown. Although tourists sometimes think the buildings are playthings and knock on the doors, the site is actually intended to help solve desperate urban problems. “Every single house is different on purpose,”…

Details

In the Desert With Jackrabbits and Clint Eastwood

The listing for the properties — four five-acre parcels of desert scrub near Pioneertown, Calif. — landed in Dave McAdam’s inbox one morning before dawn. By 10 a.m., he was in contract to buy all the lots, sight unseen, for $320,000. One of the parcels had been planted with a cabin, a low-slung, concrete-block one-bedroom…

Details

This House Throws the Hamptons a Curve

When Nina Edwards Anker was growing up, her family spent summers and weekends in a shingled cottage in Southampton, N.Y. An expansion of a carriage house originally designed in 1890 by Stanford White, it belonged to a genre typical of the Hamptons. But the version that Ms. Anker — the 48-year-old founder of the Brooklyn…

Details

Hysterectomy May Raise Depression and Anxiety Risk

Women who have a hysterectomy may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety, a new study reports. Researchers used medical records of 2,094 women who had had a hysterectomy without removal of the ovaries, matching them with the same number of women of the same age who had not had the operation. None of…

Details