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A thousand-foot slip n slide has ignited drought shaming and has resulted in a petition. But how much water does it consume compared with other water-based leisure activities? Plus, the designers behind Soderbergh’s new series talk about designing turn-of-the century medicine.

Image by Mary Cybulski/Cinemax.

Should Water-Loving LA Allow Slide The City? 13 MIN, 26 SEC

Slide the City, a pop-up slip n slide planned to hit downtown LA in late September, has ignited drought shaming and a petition. But how much water does a one-time slip n slide consume compared with other water-based leisure activities?

Guests:
Penny Falcon, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (@LADWP)
T.R. Gourley, Slide the City
Joseph K. Lee, University of British Columbia
Eric Hansen, Hotel & Leisure Advisors
Jon Christensen, UCLA / Stamen Design (@the_wrangler)
Kerry Cavanaugh, Los Angeles Times (@kerrycavan)

Designing The Knick 13 MIN, 37 SEC

The Knick is a new Cinemax drama series directed by Steven Soderbergh that examines turn-of-the century medicine in New York City. The series depicts life in 1900 in a shockingly realistic fashion; it features terrifying medical devices, filthy city life and shows the transition to electricity.


The designers describe why they chose not to be nostalgic in any way about the time period.

Guests:
Howard Cummings, The Knick
Ellen Mirojnick, costume designer (@ellenmirojnick)

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