Like much of Los Angeles, Hollywood is getting denser. Why is one lawyer fighting big Hollywood development? We also look at a new initiative to simplify L.A.’s building codes. We talk about why a study showing that it’s not so hard to change opinions on gay marriage has been retracted. Also, Memorial Day is Monday and with the holiday comes a slate of new movies; we get reviews. Finally, the New York Times has quietly ended its policy of reviewing every movie that opens in New York, with possible effects on smaller independent films and documentaries.
Fighting Hollywood Development, Gay Marriage Study Falls Apart, Movies
From this Episode:
Robert Silverstein’s “David v. Goliath” Battle
Los Angeles lawyer Robert Silverstein is known for stopping development in Hollywood. His litigation has either stopped or slowed at least half a dozen real estate projects...
LA Rewrites Its Code
Los Angeles is in the midst of a five-year project called re:code LA that will significantly change the city’s building codes. When the zoning code was first published back...
How the Gay Marriage Canvassing Study Fell Apart
It is rare for people to change their minds on emotionally charged political issues like gun control, climate change, abortion and gay marriage. So when a study that came...
Memorial Day Movie Roundup
A scary remake, a disgusting sequel and a star-studded trip to the future are all coming to a screen near you this weekend. We talk about “Poltergeist,” “Tomorrowland” and...