FROM Caitlin Doughty
The Business of Death: Death Doulas We are reporting on the business of death. Yesterday, in the first part of our series , we examined the multi-billion-dollar funeral industry. That industry came about when funerals were taken out of the home and professionalized. But these days there are people bringing the funeral back home, and often they are presided over by someone called a “death doula.”
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.