Book Review: Down, Out & Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row

Los Angeles Review of Books published a review by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about a new book on policing on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. “Forrest thus ends his brilliant and sobering ethnography on a hopeful note: through their pitched political battles with the powers-that-be, Skid Row residents are reclaiming their personal dignity,…

Michael Maltzan: Bridging Society and Culture in LA’s Infrastructure

Those who commute through downtown may have noticed the construction underway in the Arts District. The City of LosĀ Angeles is busy creating alternative routes in preparation for the imminent rebuilding of the Sixth Street Viaduct, the iconic bridge in downtown L.A. that has been the backdrop of many L.A. films and music videos. The bridge,…