Chris Nichols

Los Angeles magazine

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Ask Chris columnist at Los Angeles Magazine and member of the LA Conservancy's Modern Committee

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Hollywood has lured tourists from around the world, all hoping to steal a little sparkle from tinseltown.

The Hollywood tour bus blitzkrieg, and better things to do in LA

Hollywood has lured tourists from around the world, all hoping to steal a little sparkle from tinseltown.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

from Design and Architecture

The Sunset Foot Clinic is moving, and the spinning Happy Foot Sad Foot sign is going with it.

How the Happy Foot Sad Foot sign became an icon

The Sunset Foot Clinic is moving, and the spinning Happy Foot Sad Foot sign is going with it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

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Jolly Old St. Nick is still coming to town this pandemic Christmas — straight to living rooms via Zoom, Skype, etc.

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Fifty years ago, the Chicano Moratorium sought to underscore the costs of the Vietnam War among Latinos. What started out as a peaceful demonstration ended violently.

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