Category Archives: watching

When I found out JJ Abrams was directing Star Wars

Search your feelings, you know it to be true. I have nothing against J.J. Abrams—I loved LOST right up until the last episode, and I even really liked his reboot of Star Trek. Actually I would have been all for … Continue reading

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The original LA street view

Before Google’s camera-cars crawled our streets like a fleet of curious robots, photographers used their two feet to capture what our cities looked like. And today I discovered a new one, William Reagh, in a story by the always-excellent KCET … Continue reading

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Watching Huell, Reading Ada

Yesterday, we found out that we lost both Huell Howser, ebullient television personality and tireless booster of Los Angeles, and Ada Louise Huxtable, pioneering architecture critic and stalwart champion of great buildings. Howser died Sunday and Huxtable Monday, but the news of … Continue reading

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Listening to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a noisy place. But have you ever stopped and listened to it, picking apart all the sounds that create this perpetual cacophony we call home? Right now, just sitting at my desk, I hear birds, rain (yes, … Continue reading

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Ice Cube loves LA, bitch

I once thought of myself as a special kind of cheerleader for Los Angeles, an eloquent advocate for its evasive beauty. I tried to give a voice to LA’s unique brand of urbanism. But now I don’t have to anymore. I’m … Continue reading

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Good morning, Moon

I haven’t managed to catch it at night, but the full moon has been perfectly positioned out my window the last few mornings as I’ve started work. I like how it’s hovering above the telephone lines like a musical note. … Continue reading

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Run for it, Marty!

Let’s get back in time… to last Thursday, when I was honored to be invited to the Montalban Theater in Hollywood for the launch of Nike’s new MAG shoes. Yes, these are the shoes inspired by in Back to the … Continue reading

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Bowlin’

After living so close to the Hollywood Bowl for so many years (and often, blatantly avoiding it), I definitely started to take it for granted. When I lived a few blocks away I rarely planned ahead or bought advance tickets, instead, … Continue reading

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LAX: On not seeing stars

After ten years in LA you might say that I have learned to be a good Angeleno. I say “freeway” now instead of my midwestern “highway.” I don’t complain about the piles of ripe, juicy oranges falling off our trees … Continue reading

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The view out my window

You might remember that I collect sunsets. They’re not very pretty in the summer, actually. But this was a particularly good one.

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