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Cadillacs, Carl's Jr, 'Citizen Kane' and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

TWO CURRENT ITEMS WORTH NOTING: a. Carl's Jr aggressively pitches their half-pound Most American Thickburger equipped with a hot dog on top of potato ...

How a Great Book About L.A. Missed the Big Story: City of Quartz 25 Years Later

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

For a recent series about anti-development politics in Santa Monica, I found myself going back to Mike Davis' City of Quartz, specifically his famous 60-page chapter, called "Homegrown Revolution," in which he chronicled the L.A. homeowner movements of the '70s and '80s.

Pereira the Maverick, Pereira the Fool?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Three months ago, when I heard the news about the proposed erasure of LACMA's old campus in favor of an ambitious new building by "starchitect" Pete...

Critics Suffer For Art Too | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

PLAN ForYourArt June 24-27

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings thro...