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'Overdrive' Engages a Public Understanding of L.A's Architectural Spaces

'Overdrive' Engages a Public Understanding of L.A's Architectural Spaces

The Getty exhibit set out to be the first major museum exhibition to explore L.A.'s unique built environment.
Windshield Perspective: Thoughts on Invisible Los Angeles

Windshield Perspective: Thoughts on Invisible Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters highlights a new exhibit spotlighting a street in invisible Los Angeles and a mixed-media anthology that shares the same zeitgeist.
Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

When presented with the opportunity to explore it without the distraction of baseball, I stepped up to the plate, as it were.
A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pools in Southern California

A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pools in Southern California

Despite, or perhaps because of, its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, SoCal's enthusiasm for pool-based recreation knows few bounds.
The Chateau Elysee: Scientology's Celebrity Centre Before it Went Clear

The Chateau Elysee: Scientology's Celebrity Centre Before it Went Clear

The glittering stories of the old Chateau, and the once scandalous myth of its origins and construction, have been subsumed into the now greater legend of the Church of Scientology ...
Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Over 60 percent of the city's geography is covered by special overlays and site-specific designations -- these are the machinery of the metaphorical sausage factory that is the Los ...