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A Walking Tour of Los Angeles Architecture: From Art Deco to California Bungalow

A Walking Tour of Los Angeles Architecture: From Art Deco to California Bungalow

When archi­tec­tur­al his­to­ri­an Reyn­er Ban­ham wrote Los Ange­les: The Archi­tec­ture of Four Ecolo­gies (1971), quite pos­si­bly the most influ­en­tial book pub­lished about the South­ern Cal­i­forn­ian metrop­o­lis, he saw fit to dis­miss the cen­ter of the city with what he called “a note on down­town.” He con­cedes that it has its land­marks, like the Cathe­dral of San­ta Vib­iana and the much-filmed Brad­bury Build­ing, “one of the most mag­nif­i­cent relics of nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry com­mer­cial archi­tec­ture any­where in the world.” But he finds the urban scene that sur­rounds them hope­less­ly deplet­ed: “Many US cities have had their down­town areas fall into this kind of desue­tude,” but “in none of the oth­ers does one have quite such a strong feel­ing that this is where the action can­not pos­si­bly be.” Things have changed since The Archi­tec­ture of Four Ecolo­gies came out more than half a cen­tu­ry ago. After count­less abort­ed attempts at revival, down­town Los Ange­les seems final­ly to have found its way to becom­ing a true city cen­ter once again. This has to do with a num­ber of fac­tors, includ­ing …

Muere ‘Peetah’ Morgan de la banda de reggae Morgan Heritage a los 46 años

Muere ‘Peetah’ Morgan de la banda de reggae Morgan Heritage a los 46 años

Peter Anthony Morgan, vocalista de la popular banda de reggae Morgan Heritage que fundó junto con cuatro hermanos, falleció el domingo a los 46 años, informó su familia. En un comunicado publicado en redes sociales, la familia pidió privacidad y agradeció de antemano a la gente por su cariño y apoyo. En el anuncio no se especificó una causa de muerte. El primer ministro jamaicano Andrew Holness escribió en la red social X que “su corazón está afligido” por la noticia, y dijo que el deceso de Morgan es una “enorme pérdida” para Jamaica y la música reggae. Morgan, conocido como “Peetah”, era hijo del reconocido cantante de reggae jamaicano Denroy Morgan. “Peetah” y sus hermanos formaron Morgan Heritage en 1994, y el grupo ganó un Grammy en 2016 para el mejor disco de reggae por “Strictly Roots”. Uno de sus hermanos, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, se mudó a Tennessee, donde pretendía presentarle el mundo de reggae a Nashville. “Si ustedes siguen la música reggae y la música country, hablan de muchas historias”, dijo Morgan a …

Alfombra roja de los Premios SAG: Las mejores vestidas de la ceremonia 2024

Alfombra roja de los Premios SAG: Las mejores vestidas de la ceremonia 2024

Feb. 25, 2024 7:04 AM PT Sólo hay dos cosas seguras en los Premios SAG: las estrellas revelarán cómo obtuvieron sus tarjetas SAG y presentarán una moda digna de una entrega de galardones. Las celebridades llevaron su mejor atuendo de regreso al Shrine Auditorium de Los Ángeles durante la edición 30 de los Screen Actors Guild Awards. Además del año histórico, la ceremonia es la primera entrega de premios que se transmite en vivo por Netflix y se produce después del histórico doble golpe de Hollywood. Margot Robbie continuó su racha ganadora en materia de vestimenta con otro look inspirado en Barbie:un minivestido de alta costura de Schiaparelli con un escultural fajín rosa. La experta en estilo Emma Stone también sorprendió con un vestido Louis Vuitton personalizado con cuentas plateadas. Emily Blunt cautivó con un vestido escotado personalizado de Louis Vuitton. Mientras tanto, Elizabeth Debicki aportó un glamour discreto, Danielle Brooks hizo una declaración audaz, America Ferrera optó por un look atemporal y Brie Larson llamó la atención con un look ab-desnudo. Los hombres de …

Algunos actores de videojuegos dejan que la IA clone sus voces. Sólo no quieren que los reemplace

Algunos actores de videojuegos dejan que la IA clone sus voces. Sólo no quieren que los reemplace

Si estás luchando contra un duende de un videojuego que habla con acento cockney de Londres, o pidiéndole a un hosco herrero escocés que forje una espada virtual, puede ser que estés oyendo la voz del actor Andy Magee. Pero no es exactamente la voz de Magee. Es un clon de voz sintética generado por inteligencia artificial. A medida que los mundos de los videojuegos se tornan más amplios, algunos estudios están experimentando con herramientas de inteligencia artificial para ponerle voz a un número potencialmente ilimitado de personajes y conversaciones. Ello también permite ahorrar tiempo y dinero en las grabaciones de “scratch vocal” que los desarrolladores utilizan como marcadores de posición para probar escenas y guiones. La respuesta de los actores profesionales ha sido variada. Algunos temen que, si los grandes estudios se salen con la suya, las voces creadas con IA pudiesen reemplazarlos a todos salvo a los actores humanos más famosos. Otros, como Magee, han estado dispuestos a intentarlo si reciben una compensación justa y no se hace un mal uso de sus …

Los Angeles County is getting a new area code — 738 — in November

Los Angeles County is getting a new area code — 738 — in November

Remember when Los Angeles had only one area code? Of course you don’t. The area’s relentless growth forced regulators to split the iconic 213 area code again and again, starting a mere four years after its introduction in 1947. Today there are 10 area codes in L.A. County, and in about eight months, there will be an 11th: 738, which will cover the same territory now served by 323 and the much-diminished 213. This is why we can’t have nice things: Landlines may be going the way of the fax machine — in fact, AT&T wants to end its duty to provide wired phone service to anyone in its California service area who asks for it — but the population of cellphones and other connected devices that require phone numbers continues to grow. So the area served by 213 and 323 is, believe it or not, running out of unassigned numbers. The California Public Utilities Commission approved a proposal last year to add 738 to the mix as an overlay, meaning that it will be …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Campaign Holds Comedy Fundraiser Los Angeles

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Campaign Holds Comedy Fundraiser Los Angeles

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. continued campaign fundraising in Los Angeles Wednesday night with a stand-up comedy event hosted by the independent presidential candidate’s wife and actress Cheryl Hines. The A Night of Laughter With RFK Jr. & Friends evening at the Million Dollar Theater included performances by Jeremy Piven, Bobby Lee, Rob Schneider, Tre Stewart, Mike Binder, Erica Rhodes, Dustin Ybarra and radio host and podcaster Adam Carolla.   The benefit event, with an after party for $1000 Silver and $1500 Gold contributors, was part of a string of comedy shows planned for across the U.S. as the RFK Jr. campaign looks to continue raising campaign funds. The first-time presidential candidate is polling in the mid- to high single digits in key U.S. states, according to RealClearPolitics. That’s enough to potentially pull votes away from U.S. president Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump, both of whom are currently expected to be the U.S. presidential candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. “If anyone is looking at polls, Trump is ahead without Bobby being …

Minnesota man suspected in slaying of Los Angeles woman found in refrigerator

Minnesota man suspected in slaying of Los Angeles woman found in refrigerator

LOS ANGELES — A Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 31-year-old woman who was beaten, bound and stuffed inside the refrigerator at her Los Angeles apartment, authorities said Wednesday. Magnus Daniel Humphrey, 41, who was on probation for narcotics offenses, was taken into custody at his home in Minneapolis on an unrelated federal warrant, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials didn’t say what led homicide detectives to him. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed murder charges against Humphrey, who agreed to be extradited to California to face the charges in the slaying of Maleesa Mooney, the LAPD said. An attorney listed in federal court records as representing someone matching Humphrey’s name in a case that involves recent probable extradition to Los Angeles did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment Wednesday night. Officers found Mooney dead on Sept. 12 in downtown Los Angeles while conducting a welfare check, according to an autopsy report. Food that normally would be in the refrigerator was on a counter, …

The Los Angeles Festival of Movies, a new event, is coming

The Los Angeles Festival of Movies, a new event, is coming

Los Angeles has struggled during the last few years to sustain a signature high-profile film festival, with the closing of the Los Angeles Film Festival, the collapse of Outfest and changes in leadership at AFI Fest. At the same time, thanks to local institutions such as the Academy Museum, the American Cinematheque and the UCLA Film and Television Archive — as well as organizations such as Vidiots, the New Beverly and Mezzanine — there has arguably never been a more vibrant moment for going to the movies in Los Angeles. A new festival, the Los Angeles Festival of Movies, co-presented by Mezzanine and the distributor and streaming platform Mubi, hopes to bridge that divide, creating a destination that will tap the enthusiasm of local audiences for both new work and retrospective titles. Set to launch its inaugural four-day edition on April 4, the festival is programmed by Micah Gottlieb, the artistic director of Mezzanine, who founded and co-produced the event with Sarah Winshall, a producer at Smudge Films. “Often I think that new independent films …

SNP outrage as taxpayers fork out £11k for MSP to give 15-minute speech in Los Angeles | Politics | News

SNP outrage as taxpayers fork out £11k for MSP to give 15-minute speech in Los Angeles | Politics | News

The SNP has sparked fury as Scottish taxpayers were left footing a hefty £11,580 bill for the Scottish minister for innovation to deliver a 15-minute speech on space in Los Angeles – which boils down to £772 per minute. Richard Lochhead, the SNP minister for small business, innovation, tourism and trade, travelled to America to boast about Scotland’s ambitions to become a leading European space nation at a Space Economy Summit. The cost of his trip, which doesn’t include the expenses of the two officials who accompanied him, has sparked criticism from Tory rivals. Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser suggested that during a cost of living crisis, the minister could have used technology like Zoom instead of spending public funds on such a trip. It comes as a space strategy published by Scottish ministers last year argued that the sector could boost the economy by £4 billion and create 20,000 jobs, the Scottish Daily Express reports. The UK Space Agency has granted nearly £7 million to a project that includes four Scottish spaceports in Sutherland, Argyll, …