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Creating LA’s starlit aura – “The Mirage Factory”

What an outstanding book! Perhaps, my favorite the best city biography ever read. Author Gary Krist simply nails it with The Mirage Factory. It’s entertaining, enthralling, infuriating, and thoroughly engaging to read. You will definitely learn some amazing and eye-opening … Continue reading

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Best new album of 2015 – now there are two to choose from

Until this week I was certain my choice for the best new album of 2015 was going to be Wolf Alice’s My Love is Cool.  Now the L.A. based alternative band Silversun Pickups have decided to make that a much … Continue reading

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CITIES WITH THAT ‘sinking’ FEELING

We all have heard about the perils posed to urban areas by rising sea levels, but less often discussed (until recently) are the potential disasters awaiting those cities that are literally sinking under the weight of themselves. The proper term … Continue reading

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New mega-skyscrapers coming to LA and NYC

Just in the past week or so, the designs for two new champion-scale skyscraper projects have been revealed. In Los Angeles, demolition of existing structures is underway, and construction of the tallest building on the West Coast will start soon, … 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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