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: 2014-02-18T06:30:56-08:00
Lincoln Boulevard, "everybody's ugliest street" that runs up the west of Los Angeles from LAX to Santa Monica, draws eyes for its "vitiated architectural typology" and "uncontrolled riot of signage." But past those freely eccentric structures, what doe...
Post date: 2014-02-11T04:00:05-08:00
However you know when a Los Angeles neighborhood has turned "cool," has Highland Park crossed into that territory with its mix of vinyl retail with typewriter repair, and gluten-free bacon donuts with fluorescent-lit old-fashioneds?
Post date: 2014-02-04T02:42:18-08:00
You can't go to a Japanese department store on the Miracle Mile anymore, but you can do it in Hollywood, which, together with downtown proper, increasingly seems to constitute the city's separate-but-linked urban core.
Post date: 2014-01-28T05:00:51-08:00
Whether you take your brew with a multi-hour writing session or take it out the door in one hand with your toddler in the other, Atwater Village has a coffee shop for you. As this latest Los Angeles neighborhood to draw comparisons to Portland grows ev...
Post date: 2014-01-21T04:00:10-08:00
For a high-profile metropolis, Los Angeles has a curious relationship with the word "city," especially in the brand of a "virtual place" like Universal CityWalk.
Post date: 2014-01-14T04:00:19-08:00
This four-block spectacle of imagemaking, from tourists conquering the commercial summit to brands projecting themselves as maximally expensive, would give any postmodern academic a field day.