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: 2013-07-09T03:00:04-07:00
Contrary to what its name might lead you to expect, the Arts District does, in fact, contain art, and not just the murals on its disused warehouses and factories. Artists once replaced its industrialists, and now the businessmen and "creative class" ha...
Post date: 2013-07-02T03:30:50-07:00
Neither urban nor suburban, Silver Lake, with its namesake reservoir and surfeit of fascinating houses, has become a space for style, wellness, and artisanal retail. But should we fear a rising monoculture?
Post date: 2013-06-25T03:30:33-07:00
One of Los Angeles' many formerly wealthy enclaves, one immortalized in song by Richard Harris and Jimmy Webb, MacArthur Park's Art Deco mansions have long since given way to pupusas and proselytizers. How should an Angeleno make best use of it all?
Post date: 2013-06-18T03:00:47-07:00
Traveling the nearly sixteen miles of the closest thing Los Angeles has to a a "main street" by bus reveals the boulevard's host of impressive parts, even seen standing at a smudged window. But what, long-awaited transit innovation or otherwise, will a...
Post date: 2013-06-11T03:30:01-07:00
An object of fascination for the writers of "When Harry Met Sally" to "The Simpsons", restaurant critics to Yelpers, Ethiopian cuisine has its Los Angeles center on a single block of Fairfax Avenue. We can easily visit Little Ethiopia for a satisfying ...
Post date: 2013-06-04T03:00:08-07:00
The "Wall Street of the West" when downtown first functioned as the center of Los Angeles, architecturally venerable Spring Street offers a window onto the urban revival that may well make it the center again. So what's with the faded bike lanes and al...