FROM Chris Gonzales
Designing Women at the Downtown Women's Center Women are the fastest growing homeless population in the country. So the Downtown Women's Center has opened a new complex that includes permanent residences, a day center, as well as a store and café, on Skid Row. The architect Maureen Sullivan, of Pica + Sullivan Architects, DWC executive director Lisa Watson and DWC residents talk about the healing power of good design—by women, for women. Downtown Women's Center The store at the Downtown Women's Center Chris Gonzales shows off her room at the Downtown Women's Center
What LA election results mean for development and leadership Tuesday’s election in Los Angeles gave a big win to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city council members up for re-election. Also, voters said no to a measure that would have temporarily stopped development.
Building homes near freeways, 'Rick Owens: Furniture' The White House wants to roll back fuel economy standards. Could that mean more air pollutants coming out of car tailpipes -- just as LA is seeing a surge of home construction along freeways? And a fashion world provocateur, Rick Owens, talks about designing furniture inspired by land art and brutalist architecture, and raising existential questions on the runway.
Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel Gary Groth, editor of Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the most notable graphic novels today, discusses the rise of comics, what makes a good graphic novel, and what his selection process is like.