FROM Stephen Johnson
An LA Landmark Gets a Facelift Next month MOCA will open " Skin and Bones ," a fascinating look at the "parallel practices" in contemporary architecture and fashion. Meantime, drawing inspiration from Japanese designers, LACMA mounts " Breaking the Mode ," an exhibit of iconoclastic clothing that has challenged convention. Plus, LA's Griffith Observatory gets a facelift, and actor-director Peter Weller on his favorite building in Los Angeles.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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.”