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Frances Anderton
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Frances Anderton is the host of DnA: Design and Architecture, monthly on KCRW and KCRW.com. She is also a full-time producer of KCRW's national and local current affairs shows, To The Point, and Which Way, LA?. In addition, Ms. Anderton is the L.A. Editor for Dwell Magazine. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and many other publications on Los Angeles design and architecture. Frances is a frequent speaker and moderator at cultural institutions, including REDCAT, the Hammer UCLA Museum, the Skirball Institute, the LA Forum, and the A+D Museum; she is on the Advisory Board of the L.A. Forum.
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    Frances Anderton examines the role of guns in American culture since Samuel Colt pioneered the assembly line production of firearms in the early 19th century.
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    Frances Anderton takes a look at specialist stores selling books or DVDS or records, the idiosyncratic havens that dot the Southland and add rich character to their neighborhoods.
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    Frances Anderton suggests Frank Gehry's humanistic approach to architecture has roots in classicism. The author sits down with the renowned architect to talk about this dimension to his work.
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    On Sept. 28, the work of contemporary Angeleno women architects will be on display at the Annenberg Beach House. Frances Anderton discusses the female voice in architecture and the legacy of pioneering architect Julia Morgan with some of the show's architects.
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    Jeffrey Deitch, a former banker turned art dealer, turns heads at MOCA by striving to make it more populist.
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    Jennifer Golub and her LA advertising agency partners created Let There Be Dragons, an independent content studio on wheels, to curate concepts that cross all mediums.
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    In LA, there exists a tension between artists and architects consisting of mutual attraction, rivalry, and disdain. Tibby Rothman decided to create a show to tap into the mutual attraction part of the relationship.
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    In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Esther McCoy and her role in shaping California architecture history. Who was she and why the interest now? Frances Anderton examines this former Ocean Park resident and influential author.
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    With the recent launch of a Light Rail Line from La Cienega-Jefferson to downtown, soon to reach Culver City and someday Colorado and 4th Streets, we get an exciting trip back to the future for mass transit. It's a new idea that's really an old one: a train to the sea.
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    Frances Anderton examines the role of guns in American culture since Samuel Colt pioneered the assembly line production of firearms in the early 19th century.
  • Entry
    Frances Anderton takes a look at specialist stores selling books or DVDS or records, the idiosyncratic havens that dot the Southland and add rich character to their neighborhoods.
  • Entry
    Frances Anderton suggests Frank Gehry's humanistic approach to architecture has roots in classicism. The author sits down with the renowned architect to talk about this dimension to his work.
  • Entry
    On Sept. 28, the work of contemporary Angeleno women architects will be on display at the Annenberg Beach House. Frances Anderton discusses the female voice in architecture and the legacy of pioneering architect Julia Morgan with some of the show's architects.
  • Entry
    Jeffrey Deitch, a former banker turned art dealer, turns heads at MOCA by striving to make it more populist.
  • Entry
    Jennifer Golub and her LA advertising agency partners created Let There Be Dragons, an independent content studio on wheels, to curate concepts that cross all mediums.
  • Entry
    In LA, there exists a tension between artists and architects consisting of mutual attraction, rivalry, and disdain. Tibby Rothman decided to create a show to tap into the mutual attraction part of the relationship.
  • Entry
    In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Esther McCoy and her role in shaping California architecture history. Who was she and why the interest now? Frances Anderton examines this former Ocean Park resident and influential author.
  • Entry
    With the recent launch of a Light Rail Line from La Cienega-Jefferson to downtown, soon to reach Culver City and someday Colorado and 4th Streets, we get an exciting trip back to the future for mass transit. It's a new idea that's really an old one: a train to the sea.