author, “Sun Seekers - The Cure of California”
California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?
May. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…
May. 15from Design and Architecture
In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…
Apr. 2from Design and Architecture
Fentanyl is almost unthinkably strong. The synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and has contributed to a wave of fatal overdoses in LA County.
Jun. 6from KCRW Features
Today, people who are HIV positive are living just like the rest of us, thanks to modern medicine that has made the virus easier to control.
May. 29from Greater LA
T he data on serious mental illness is surprising and we do not have an adequate response to address the problem.
May. 26from Second Opinion
When Philip Johnson built the Crystal Cathedral in for televangelist Robert Schuller in 1980 it was called "the largest glass building in the world."
Jul. 9from Design and Architecture
Ben’s life falls down around him, and he’s the protagonist, in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck , by master writer Ann Beattie.
Jun. 6from Bookworm
Seventy sonnets written in the first two hundred days of Trump's presidency, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin , by Terrance Hayes, flies out of the cages of…
May. 16from Bookworm
Long grueling work hours and pharmaceutical gifts are still part of medical training.
Jun. 23from Second Opinion
Los Angeles-Long Beach has once again been cited the nation’s capital for dirty air, just as LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has made cleaning the air a central plank of his green new deal.
May. 14from Design and Architecture
The Parade, by Dave Eggers, is a book of creeping dread, where every worst thing is possible, and rational reason leads one to expect that the worst is not over.
May. 30from Bookworm