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: 2015-12-22T08:21:53-08:00
Remaking downtown Los Angeles has taken another long step. As LA history shows, it's one that might end badly.
Post date: 2015-12-02T23:00:00-08:00
Is it possible to achieve Supervisor Yaroslavsky's hope that "our county seal should be a unifying emblem that all Los Angeles residents can call their own"?
Post date: 2015-11-23T08:21:54-08:00
The plain photographs on view at the Grand Central Art Center aren't at all lurid or simple. In their quiet way, they move the awful into the everyday.
Post date: 2015-10-30T03:00:00-07:00
Orange County's Seal Beach turned 100 in October. It's still a small town in a big county.
Post date: 2015-10-13T10:12:49-07:00
In 2013, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne - eyeing the park's oversized orange spheres and the oversized tower - called Pershing Square "a perfectly depressing symbol of L.A.'s neglected public realm."
Post date: 2015-09-23T02:00:00-07:00
The world began on December 30, 1940 when a caravan of more than 4,000 cars, led by the head of the California Highway Patrol, traveled north on the new Arroyo Seco Parkway to its Fair Oaks Avenue exit.