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LA en noir et blanc (in black and white)

Below are a few images from mighty Los Angeles taken over the past holiday weekend. They are presented in beautifully subtle black and white monochrome.

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Ten planning lessons from mighty Los Angeles

Despite its detractors, every time I’m in Los Angeles, the city impresses me more. From the first time in 1970 to just recently, the changes are palpable, especially the move(s) away from being so car-centric and increased densification. Below, is … Continue reading

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Favorites of classic Film Noir

I don’t know about you, but I love Film Noir, particularly the classic period of this genre from roughly 1940 to 1960. Film Noir is defined as: “A style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, … Continue reading

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Shining review of “Thor: The Dark World”

I never got a chance to see the original Thor motion picture that was released in 2011, so I was a little apprehensive last night when we decided to go see the new release, Thor: The Dark World. Just a few … Continue reading

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Your community is a “tinsel town” when…

It’s named Hollywood, whether it’s situated in California or not. There are more talent scouts than boy scouts or girl scouts. Searchlights scan the sky nightly even when you are not at war. There is a giant tic-tac-toe board standing … Continue reading

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Rednecks versus red carpets

Don’t know about you, but it is fascinating to me that both the Daytona 500 and the Oscars are being held on the same day (Feb 26th). I can hardly think of two most politically and culturally opposite events on … Continue reading

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Silent perfection – “The Artist”

I have seen many fine films in the past year, including 50/50, The Descendants, and Hugo, but none of them can match the brilliant perfection of The Artist. Hardly a single word is spoken throughout the film, but this cinematic … Continue reading

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