"Create" is a mural on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, made by Ruben Rojas and Marcel "SEL" Blanco. Hear more about the work of Beautify Earth - and how you can get involved - on this week's DnA! 👨🏽🎨🎨 #beautifyearth
This week, we go underground to see the Downtown Regional Connector. When it opens at the end of 2021, it will connect the Expo, Blue and Gold lines. It's just one of several big tunneling projects going on in Los Angeles right now. #metro#losangeles#tunnels
Cities are changing, and so are their cemeteries. Tall and dense mausoleums are replacing suburban lawns. More about changes in the death industry, with USC professor David Sloane, coming up on today's DnA. 💀🎃⛪️
Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph run the design firm "Design, Bitches." Today on DnA they discuss their makeover of Highland Park Masonic Temple into a cultural and food venue, their colorful and approachable aesthetic, and how they chose their provocative name.
A Los Angeles Coliseum worker prepares the field for Dodger baseball, January 22, 1958. As we gear up for the World Series, we'll talk on DnA today about how Dodger Stadium's construction at Chavez Ravine symbolized the birth of a modern Los Angeles. ⚾️🥇
Cities are finalizing bids ahead of Thursday's deadline to apply to host Amazon's second headquarters, known as HQ2. City officials are eager to attract 50,000 high-wage jobs, billions of dollars in direct investment and millions more in related economic activity. What can Seattle teach those cities about becoming a company town for Amazon? On today's DnA we speak to Posey Gruener and Caroline Chamberlain, @KUOW producers of Prime(d), a podcast launching this week that will explore the ways Amazon has transformed Seattle.
At the dedication ceremony for the Bunker Hill Steps in 1990, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin said: "Great cities are not made by automobiles, freeways and high-rises. Basically they are made by open spaces and the people who use those open spaces." Los Angeles right now is paying tribute to the late landscape designer. Hear more on DnA, today at 2:30 on KCRW. #lawrencehalprin#architecture#design
Lovell Moore, the "Crenshaw Cowboy," recently had his sculptures removed from his usual spot at the Crenshaw Boulevard onramp to the westbound 10 freeway. But tonight his art and motivational signs are on display in a show at the Re/Creation Café, which organizers hope will help him transition off the street and out of homelessness.
You might think Hollywood and the NRA are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. But recent mass shootings have brought renewed focus to the glamorization of guns in the movies, such as "Pulp Fiction," produced by Harvey Weinstein. Hear more on this week's DnA.
The Institute of Mentalphysics, built in 1947, is the dream of architect Lloyd Wright and spiritual leader Edwin J. Dingle, aka Ding Le Mei. This weekend it's the setting of the #DesertDaze music festival. Hear more about the history and architecture on today's DnA. ✨👽🔮(📷@heyavishay)