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: 2015-05-27T04:30:41-07:00
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 ...
Post date: 2015-05-13T05:00:44-07:00
Residents of southeast Los Angeles County have become used to this unexpected wilding. The fox squirrel shares with raccoons, possums, and skunks a tolerance for human-managed landscapes, an eclectic diet, and a certain wanderlust.
Post date: 2015-05-06T02:30:30-07:00
In the 1990s, it became common for critics of suburban places to see something unhealthy, almost perverse, in the recreational history of which Dave Rodda was so much a part.
Post date: 2015-04-29T05:30:43-07:00
Business comes and goes on 2nd Street, mostly at a walking pace, and trends seem to lag a few years behind beach towns that are mainly for tourists. Some trends just seem parochial to the street and quirky, like all those Lebanese restaurants.
Post date: 2015-04-22T03:00:28-07:00
City council members in Los Angeles and Long Beach have choices to make about two iconic buildings, architecturally representative of their times, that neither city council likes very much.
Post date: 2015-04-15T03:30:54-07:00
The reason for the "otherness" of Los Angeles has been named differently in different seasons, but all the interpreters of our re-read city have actually been trying to identify its original sin.