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: 2015-07-01T03:30:13-07:00
Justice Antonin Scalia's parenthetical assumption about the exceptional irrelevance of the California scene to the broad American vista only looks peevish and trivial. It isn't.
Post date: 2015-06-24T03:00:20-07:00
To see monumental sphinxes depends on your capacity for pareidolia - the tendency to see faces and figures in ambiguous shapes in the environment.
Post date: 2015-06-17T03:30:47-07:00
Speed and momentum are this city's medicine for its anxieties about the permanence of palm trees, sunshine, and radical self-reinvention.
Post date: 2015-06-10T03:30:19-07:00
California's ground subsidence is causing unknown millions in damage to the state's infrastructure. Long Beach had that sinking feeling 70 years ago.
Post date: 2015-06-03T03:30:06-07:00
A good example of Los Angeles being itself is the proposed redevelopment of seven acres of retail and residential property fronting on Sunset Boulevard around the 79-year-old Cross Roads of the World.
Post date: 2015-05-27T04:30:41-07:00
Brooklyn in May, like Los Angeles in other seasons, is pearl gray light, but there it falls into narrow streets edged closely by four and five story buildings so that, as the day ages, the shadows that gather everywhere deepen. It might have been late ...