Glassland: A Photo Essay.


I rode the bus and the train to downtown Los Angeles today. And later sat, with feigned enthusiasm, for a job interview inside a concrete-floored, high-ceilinged art gallery. The subway exit was 7th and Hope. The weather was violently windy, blindingly sunny. White fluffy clouds tore fast across the sky. I walked into a shimmering,…

The Progressive City.


Viejos Tranvías Lisboetas (Lisboa), originally uploaded by Kaptah. In David Yoon’s Narrow Streets, the wide boulevards of Los Angeles are sliced in half. The city of drivers and speed becomes a place of walking and meandering intimacy. I will go out on a limb and state that single worst feature of Los Angeles is traffic.…

For photographers and graphic artists, not a pretty picture out there – latimes.com


For photographers and graphic artists, not a pretty picture out there - latimes.com.

Dire Situation at Van Nuys Airport.


Employment Survey Shows Unprecedented Job Losses at Van Nuys Airport Posted by marin2008 Sunday, 20 December 2009 "Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) today requested relief from increasing rental rates and charges that have contributed to unprecedented job losses at the airport and left many businesses struggling to survive in the midst of the most…

Unemployment and Financial Ruin for Journalists.


As if we needed any confirmation that times are tough for journalists, two stories in the past few days, report on how job losses have decimated the lives of people who worked for magazines and newspapers and now are unemployed. The Journalism Shop reports "Former Los Angeles Times journalists continue to struggle with severe underemployment,…

Grocery Wars: Again?


Photo from USC Digital Archives The LA Times reports that major food chains like Ralphs and Vons are lowering prices in an effort to win back price conscious consumers. Trader Joes is where I usually shop. With no coupons, they still have the lowest prices. Bread, eggs, yogurt, jams, cereals, produce: they all cost less…