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January 01, 1990 - May 02, 2013 + The Urban Man

2006 Winter Pledge Drive listen

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Controlling the Agenda listen

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All day long in the metropolis, each of us tries to seize the agenda. It---s not about your deal in Brazil, it---s about my initiatives...

Losing the Thread listen

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I DON---T KNOW about you, but here in the metropolis, I---m always worried about losing the thread. You know, the thread. Where I---m supposed to...

The Negotiations listen

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Predictions for 2006 listen

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Once again it's time for the Urban Man to give his predictions for the coming year in Los Angeles. To chart 2006, I have consulted...

A Multicultural Moment listen

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The other night, in a holiday mood, the Urban Man had a moment of multicultural inspiration. Worse yet, it came in a dark forest shortly...

The Age of Design listen

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The Urban Man loves the cleverness of recently-created objects. I appreciate the clean angles on small electronic devices and the cantilevered glass rooftops of postmodern...

The Upside of Forgetting listen

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One of the great things about the modern world is the way we own the past. Truly, it's helpless in our grip. We can re-think...

200 Years Further On listen

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Sometimes, when I'm faced by some especially intimidating example of modern life -- a tangle of freeway ramps, a bleak line of glass towers, or...

Loyalty for the Coming Fiscal Year listen

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Once upon a time, I understand that corporate loyalty was a two-way street. You made a commitment, and they offered you a career. It was...

Large Concrete Plazas listen

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It's a hot weekday noon, and the Urban Man has gone downtown to stroll on large concrete plazas. You find these scattered among the skyscrapers...

Conjuring A City listen

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Halloween on Rodeo Drive listen

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Each Halloween, psychologists tell me that ghosts and ghouls are just projections of my hidden fears and secret desires. And sure enough, last week, the...

Big Wind listen

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We Angelenos know we live in a restless and uncertain place. The earth moves. The shoreline shifts. And surely, we are just as unreliable. This...

Enter the Pantaloon listen

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Again this afternoon I sit in a busy Westside restaurant and shamelessly eavesdrop on a conversation at the next table. There, a group of snappy...