Colin Marshall | KCET
Colin Marshall is an essayist, broadcaster, and speaker on cities and culture. He's currently based in Seoul and at work on the book "A Los Angeles Primer: Mastering the Stateless City."
Post date: 2016-10-28T08:25:02-07:00
Mexican California's last governor built Los Angeles' first luxury hotel, the Pico House.
Post date: 2014-03-25T06:30:02-07:00
Vast, confusing, punctuated by curiosities neither beautiful nor ugly, and demanding of both endurance and optimism, Los Angeles' airport provides a tempting symbol for the city itself. But why only now has it felt the need to become "world class"?
Post date: 2014-03-18T03:45:18-07:00
This zone of missions, clinics, residential hotels, and sparse convenience stores hosts not just a large and unfortunate outdoor population but their many tents, shopping carts, and rickety wheelchairs besides. What does its presence, which troubles ev...
Post date: 2014-03-11T04:00:41-07:00
In the 70s, American downtowns turned away from the streets and toward the enclosed, the climate-controlled, and the monitored. Here, the movement produced Macy's Plaza and the Bonaventure Hotel. What separates the former, a decrepit mall soon to recei...
Post date: 2014-03-04T03:00:17-08:00
At six miles, Melrose Avenue, the world-renowned destination and longtime bastion of "alternative" shopping culture, seems almost manageable by comparison to other major Los Angeles streets. But however you travel it, should you take it in branded sect...
Post date: 2014-02-25T06:30:49-08:00
All who pass through Union Station, Los Angeles' 1939 memorial to the heyday of passenger rail, must dream of a distant, glamorous, lost era of American train travel. Having passed the post-WWII decades as little more than a curiosity, how has Union St...