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: 2016-09-02T11:53:04-07:00
Most Southern Californians have only a murky understanding of the groundwater aquifers they rely upon – and the political bodies that manage them.
Post date: 2016-08-18T12:19:19-07:00
We’ve gotten used to L.A.’s "littles" and "towns." In southeast L.A. County are lesser-known ethnic communities that continue to hybridize with suburban Los Angeles. Milk made two of them: Bellflower and Artesia, where Holland and the Azores met.
Post date: 2016-07-21T12:41:25-07:00
Why was the city of Los Angeles so scared of modern art in the mid-20th century?
Post date: 2016-06-24T15:59:57-07:00
Radio vastly expanded the reach of Los Angeles personalities like "Sister Aimee" Semple McPherson and "Fighting Bob" Shuler. Their radio ministries were controversial, however.
Post date: 2016-06-07T11:57:31-07:00
A proposed ballot measure seeks to slow down development in Los Angeles. As the city debates its future, D.J. Waldie considers the lessons we can draw from its past.
Post date: 2016-05-03T11:26:57-07:00
In 1884, Lummis walked 3,507 miles to Los Angeles. His suffering, even as part of a publicity stunt, seemed to prove that he had earned his golden California destiny.