FROM Jesse Katz
DTLA's Central Market: 'front lines of LA's new demographic wars' For decades, the Grand Central Market on Broadway has been a sort of nucleus of Downtown – a destination for hungry patrons, rich and poor, of all classes and nationalities. The market was established in the tradition of other great food markets of the world, but always with a distinctly Los Angeles flavor – dozens of stalls full of fresh bread, bright produce, traditional Asian herbs, smoked meats of the Eastern European tradition, carne asada. But just as Downtown LA has evolved over the decades, so has Grand Central Market. In a new piece for Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz calls the market “ the front lines of LA’s new demographic wars.”
The Crazy, Unbelievable Story of Dodger Yusiel Puig's Trek to the US Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of Major League Baseball’s most controversial players on the field. The previously unknown story of how he defected from Cuba and got to the United States will be making waves off the field. Jesse Katz reports it in next month’s edition of Los Angeles magazine.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.