Jade Chang’s debut novel, “The Wangs Vs. the World,” follows the emotional journey of a family that has lost everything except each other. It’s also a very funny and incisive commentary on contemporary art, design and lifestyle.
Downtown Santa Monica is being transformed into a dense, walkable community of mixed-use buildings attractive to young and old. But citizens living outside the urban core are angered by what they see as over-development and traffic congestion and are fighting to limit downtown’s growth.
You’ve heard the horror stories about this year’s Brazil Olympics – from blocked toilets and unfinished infrastructure to toxic water and a political coup. But that’s not the full picture. LA-based architecture and engineering company AECOM created the master plan for the Rio Olympics and promises that Brazilians are going to put on a terrific games.