Category: Excerpts

Water and Los Angeles: What’s Next? What’s the Future?

William Deverell Tom Sitton Given our ambitions for our recent book, Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, […]

A California Requiem

Dana Gioia I walked among the equidistant graves New planted in the irrigated lawn. The square, trim headstones quietly declared […]

Let There Be a Firmament in the Midst of the Waters

Treasure Island, then, now, and again, by Brock Winstead.

Mapping the New Landscape of Religion

Block-by-block in a changing Los Angeles neighborhood.

Four Prophets

What the Free Speech Movement, Jesus Freaks, Esalen, and Goddess worship have in common, by Philip Clayton.

Seeing Evolution

And preserving possibilities for change, by Yan Linhart.


by Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, Martin Wattenberg. Text by JoAnne Northrup.

On the Edge

by William L.Fox with photographs by Marie-José Jongerius.

East of East

The global cosmopolitans of suburban LA, by Wendy Cheng.