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Alissa Walker

Guest

Urbanism Editor at Curbed; former Urbanism Editor for Gizmodo; design writer for publications like Fast Company, Dwell, Wired, Details, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times; co-founder of design east of La Brea, an organization that produces design events in Los Angeles; design journalist for DnA: Design and Architecture

Alissa Walker on KCRW

Communities along the Southern California coast generally do not use the sea as a transportation route. Why not? And might that change?

Could the fourth border be a ferry route?

Communities along the Southern California coast generally do not use the sea as a transportation route. Why not? And might that change?

from Design and Architecture

LA has the largest sidewalk network in the country and it’s in bad shape.

Would getting rid of sidewalks be better for pedestrians?

LA has the largest sidewalk network in the country and it’s in bad shape.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the last couple of years, the Silver Lake Reservoir was a large, empty concrete hole.

Silver Lake Reservoir gets filled, but not everyone is celebrating

In the last couple of years, the Silver Lake Reservoir was a large, empty concrete hole.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

from Scheer Intelligence

Marlon James discusses the endlessly beautiful and brutal world of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in The Dark Star Trilogy.

from Bookworm

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

from Design and Architecture

“The Mustang” starts with a good idea and makes it better—an incorrigible prison inmate learns to tame his own wild rages by taming, and training, a wild mustang.

from Film Reviews

Sea Monsters is a fascinatingly consistent and exquisitely shaped novel by Chloe Aridjis.

from Bookworm

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

from Design and Architecture

Edward Goldman talks about two great American artists, Charles White and Alan Ruppersberg, and their retrospectives at LACMA and Hammer Museum.

from Art Talk

It never occurred to Janey that he would put something in her drink. Never in a million years.

from UnFictional

When comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo holding what appeared to be the bloody head of Donald Trump, she became a pariah overnight.

from The Business