Fires in Southern California have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Author and designer Wade Graham says we are “enmeshed” in fire-prone landscapes and need to respond through smart design and policy.
In downtown Los Angeles, there’s an all-ages punk club called The Smell. In the 17 years that it’s been open, it’s become a real hub for local underground music. But after the land it sits on was purchased last year, it now faces the possibility of being shut down. The news sparked outrage mixed with anxiety that the changes taking place in downtown are not all for the better.