D. J. Waldie | KCET
D. J. Waldie
D. J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" and "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles," among other books about the social history of Southern California. He is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times.
Post date: 2015-02-18T02:00:07-08:00
Wednesday was a good day. I drank in the bright air of that afternoon and thought that it was a better day than I had known before. But not good enough.
Post date: 2015-02-11T02:00:27-08:00
If most southern Californians came here because of jobs and the climate, some did come because they were lured here by the desires manifested in images that were much like Doris Rosenthal's.
Post date: 2015-02-03T01:30:00-08:00
For Gold, the "thereness" he seeks in a meal in Los Angeles answers the criticism that if you scratch beneath the phony tinsel of our anxious city you'll only find the real tinsel.
Post date: 2015-01-28T02:00:34-08:00
As every history is, Lakewood's story is an "imposition" on the wrack of stuff that carelessness and forgetting have washed up on the shore of remembrance.
Post date: 2015-01-21T02:00:52-08:00
We were housed in Lakewood in the 1950s. But we didn't have a home yet.
Post date: 2015-01-14T02:00:08-08:00
Photographs from more than 60 years ago have their quota of nostalgia. But they also record the making of a place that satisfied a longing for home.