FROM Ryan Coogler
Revisting director Ryan Coogler With ‘Black Panther’ set to cross a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit a talk with director Ryan Coogler we recorded in 2015 , just after the release of his second movie, ‘Creed.’ Coogler tells us about growing up in a movie-loving family outside of Oakland, and how he almost became a football player instead of a filmmaker. He also addresses the rumors that there just might be a Marvel film on his horizon.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”