Nathan Masters | KCET
Nathan Masters is host, producer, and managing editor of Lost LA, an original public television series from KCETLink and the USC Libraries. His writings focus on the evolution of Los Angeles' built and natural environments and have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, The Public Historian, Boat, and other fine publications – including an essay in LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas (Heyday, 2015). He serves as manager of media initiatives for the USC Libraries, home to the L.A. as Subject research alliance.
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With their fanciful imaginings and their deliberate distortions, these six maps of California will challenge your preconceptions about the Golden State.
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Snow once fell on the Los Angeles coastal plain roughly once per decade, but the city is now in the middle of a 54-year snow drought.
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From candy-cane streetcars to Broadway twinkle lights, vintage photos reveal how Southern California once decorated its public spaces for the holidays.
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Hollywood at the turn of the 20th century was a small country hamlet where lemon trees outnumbered people.
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A hypothetical Interstate 1 would trace North America’s western margin, where the Pacific foams against a fractured landmass.
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Neither candidate took much notice of Los Angeles during the 1852 presidential campaign – and why would they? The City of Angels was then a dusty adobe village of some 2,000 souls, a frontier outpost within a state worth only four electoral votes.