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: 2014-01-07T03:30:22-08:00
Even Angelenos who "don't need a car" may want to borrow one to go to Torrance, the South Bay town that has a surprising concentration of Japanese culture.
Post date: 2013-12-17T05:00:27-08:00
Los Angeles is the most beautiful city in the world, if only at night and from a distance. This observation resonates with many Angelenos, and when they quote it, they often refer to the city as "L.A." But what do we mean by "Los Angeles," and what do ...
Post date: 2013-12-10T05:00:47-08:00
In the early 1980s, a young Jonathan Gold decided to eat at every restaurant on Pico Boulevard. He never completed this impossible task (though things worked out for him anyway), but what does the now-famous food critic's attempted "map of the senses" ...
Post date: 2013-12-03T00:16:40-08:00
This urban emporium has, since 1917, provided downtowners a place to buy their produce; more recently, to buy moles, dried chiles, and herbal medicines; even more recently, to buy a quick office-worker's lunch; and more recently still, to buy thirteen-...
Post date: 2013-11-26T03:55:03-08:00
Angelenos between forty and fifty years old remember Westwood not just as a place, but as the place. People agree that the neighborhood just south of UCLA felt livelier before, but disagree about whether to blame policy, architecture, distance, or viol...
Post date: 2013-11-19T03:45:22-08:00
How many degrees separate any given Angeleno from someone who has lived in Park La Brea? The famously dense WWII-era housing complex also illustrates the city's unfortunate tendency to corral what density it has into near-isolated pockets. But the more...