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  • 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.
  • 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...



    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...

    'The Death and Life of the Great American School System' by Diane Ravitch

    'The Death and Life of the Great American School System' by Diane Ravitch
    The Death and Life of the Great American School System How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education Diane Ravitch Basic Books: 284 pp., $26.95 Diane Ravitch, probably this nation's most respected historian of education and long one of our most...