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  • Planning the next L.A.

     
    The late urban planning legend Jane Jacobs was skeptical of Los Angeles because it violated one of her central tenets: that a city be made of vibrant neighborhoods linked by public transportation. Our lovely sprawl is stocked with colorful neighborhoods,...
  • Theater review: 'The Wake' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

     
    Huffington Post, meet Ellen, the liberal protagonist of Lisa Kron’s “The Wake.” If ever there was a character in need of a blog it’s this one, a freelance intellectual so obsessed with her own political musings she can’t stand to...

    Reading L.A.: Introducing a yearlong project

     
    Los Angeles, with its car-dominated landscape and unusually dense brand of sprawl, can be a slippery place to get a handle on. As the architect Charles Moore put it in the introduction to "The City Observed: Los Angeles," the 1984...

    Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

     
    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California.

    Buildings the case

    Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...