Photo: "Nimbus" installation at Walt Disney Concert Hall, visual realization by Patrick Shearn. (Avishay Artsy)
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Suspended in mid-air inside Walt Disney Concert Hall is a cluster of large, fluffy clouds that emit music. It's an art piece designed by Patrick Shearn, whose company Poetic Kinetics has created many memorable music festival installations, and this summer's "Liquid Shard" in Pershing Square.
DnA catches up with Shearn about "Nimbus," "Liquid Shard," and what it means to work in the public and private sphere.
In 2002, sustainable building enthusiasts launched a national conference and trade show called Greenbuild. Since then, the sustainable construction movement has gone mainstream. But how much farther can it go and are there unintended consequences of green technologies that need to be addressed? DnA talks with Dominique Hargreaves of the US Green Building Council's LA Chapter about the present and future of building green.
There's a sartorial fashion choice that's dividing men and women across America: cargo shorts. The much-hated article of men's clothing made a comeback and sales are still booming, but why? Is there a connection to women's embrace of yoga pants? We sought answers from New York Magazine's Drake Baer, author of "What Fashion Anthropologists Think About the Relentless Cargo Shorts Boom," and KCRW's resident menswear experts, Eric J. Lawrence and Brandon DeVine.
Nice cargo shorts! You're sleeping on the sofa
They may be ugly, but cargo shorts are still king
Map: Real American men don't wear cargo shorts
Men everywhere ferociously defend cargo shorts
Comedians weigh in on the cargo shorts debate
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