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: 2015-07-08T03:00:49-07:00
History in L.A. may lie deep -- 20 miles and millions of years -- but not quietly.
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.