Category Archives: riding

Envisioning Westwood in 2025

Last year I was asked by Dana Cuff to participate in a workshop organized by cityLAB, the urban think tank she runs at UCLA. The focus of the workshop was to make architectural, business, transportation, and cultural recommendations for Westwood … Continue reading

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The subway opens in Westwood!

WESTWOOD — Even in a city that excels at reinventing itself, it’s tough to think of a Los Angeles neighborhood that has experienced as drastic a transformation as the tiny university-adjacent enclave of Westwood Village. Was it just ten years … Continue reading

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Another angle on LA

One of my favorite new magazines (and yes, there are still new magazines) is AFAR, which I’ve written for a few times, thanks to my awesome editor Julia Cosgrove. AFAR is ostensibly about travel but it’s not about chintzy hotel deals … Continue reading

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Take a seat

My latest column for the LA Weekly focuses on the new bus benches that are popping up all over LA. But before you (or your butt) gets too excited, be sure to read about what these bus benches really represent: … Continue reading

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Back from an incredible trip to Portland for the first GOOD Ideas for Cities event. The highlight may have been when I met Mayor Sam Adams onstage (photo by the awesome Paul Searle). It was all I could do not … Continue reading

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A quick spin through Chris Burden’s Metropolis II

It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a big Chris Burden fan. So of course I’ve been breathlessly awaiting the unveiling of his newest sculpture, Metropolis II at LACMA. It opens this Saturday but I got a sneak preview at … Continue reading

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The freeways are not so nice

My friend Jim Rota sent me this video for “The Red Line” by local hardcore/punk/metal band It’s Casual and as you might guess, I’m in love. The video features singer and guitarist Edward Solis riding a bus, a skateboard, and of course … Continue reading

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11 Questions for 2012

My friend Gregory just tagged me in one of those chain letter-type posts where if you don’t answer 11 questions about yourself and forward it along to 11 more people someone close to you will be severely maimed in a … Continue reading

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Why is Los Angeles disliked by so many people?

“It’s not a city, it’s an endless urban sprawl. Carpet store, lamp store, plumbing store, carpet store, plumbing store… on and on for as far as the eye can see. Backing up that urban sprawl are suburbs that either have … Continue reading

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My favorite stories of 2011

Last year on this day I posted my own version of a year-in-review with my 13 favorite stories of the year. (Why 13, everyone wanted to know? Was I superstitious? Unlucky? Honestly, it just worked out that way.) This year, … Continue reading

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