L.A. Noire: The Game

I don’t spend much time playing video games, but when I first heard about L.A. Noire, a new title from Rockstar Games, my interest was piqued. Scheduled for release tomorrow in the US (20 May 2011 in Europe), L.A. Noire appears poised to set a new standard for realism, plot generated gaming and the use of a historically accurate setting.

Los Angeles Times | Framework Pop-Up Gallery @ Downtown Art Walk


As a self-described news junkie, I spend many hours each week reading a wide range of articles from numerous print and online publications – both domestic and international. I also see many images that accompany these stories and am reminded every day how powerfully photographs can tell a story. As the Annenberg Space for Photography so aptly states, the best images produced by photojournalists “…create a visual representation of the challenges of modern civilization, with themes such as human conflict and interaction, our relationship with the environment, how we appraise our economic status and the range of human emotions from intense joy to sorrow.”

KCRW’s DnA Looks Back at 2010: It Wasn’t All Bad – Bright Spots in LA Design

As the year comes to a close, KCRW’s Frances Anderton, producer and host of the monthly program Design and Architecture (DnA), looks back and finds that although 2010 was hard on the design and construction industry in Los Angeles, the city united around a quest for community. LA design experts share their favorite projects; Maureen Sullivan, Lisa Watson and residents […]

Los Angeles Magazine Cover Archive Now Online

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Los Angeles Magazine has reached into its archive and put its covers online. When I browsed the collection, I was surprised how many of them I remembered from either reading particular issues or seeing them on the newsstand. Seeing the magazine’s covers presented chronologically by year highlights the […]

A Good Food Thanksgiving

One of the many things I love about public radio station KCRW is the wonderful holiday related programming that it airs each year. Whether you’re looking for interesting recipes that can add new tastes to your table, ideas to enliven your celebration and/or deepen your understanding and practice of a tradition, or ways in which other people and communities celebrate a particular holiday, you can always count on KCRW to inform and educate in an engaging manner.