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: 2016-04-25T13:40:04-07:00
In Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century, the war of Capital and Labor seemed to be turning in favor of Labor, with socialists in the vanguard.
Post date: 2016-03-22T13:59:23-07:00
There's something missing from MacArthur Park's memorial to Harrison Gray Otis, the larger-than-life publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
Post date: 2016-03-09T18:32:16-08:00
Can Los Angeles's past be of any value to us except as nostalgia or irony? D.J. Waldie explains why he writes about the confluence of history and private life.
Post date: 2016-01-19T02:24:48-08:00
"Seen For Syria" reminds me why I write these pieces; so that someone might truly regret the destruction - materially or morally - of the city in which they live.
Post date: 2016-01-05T09:00:00-08:00
There was a time, not very long ago, when a fair, dry night in winter would have been watched through with dread of the "great white terror."
Post date: 2015-12-22T08:21:53-08:00
Remaking downtown Los Angeles has taken another long step. As LA history shows, it's one that might end badly.