American Horror Story Actor Ben Woolf Dies After Being Struck By Car

Ben Woolf, an actor on American Horror Story, has died, the Associated Press reports. Woolf was hospitalized last week after being struck by a car. » 2/23/15 10:57pm 2/23/15 10:57pm

1991 Documentary: Will LA Be a Hellish Dystopia? (Yes.)

Back in 1991 the BBC visited Los Angeles to ask if it was the city of the future. Their answer? Yes, but not in a good way. » 2/05/15 2:05am 2/05/15 2:05am

How Will Cities Change In The Dry, Dry Future?

Will cities in the future be re-designed to function "like sponges," to cope with droughts that will only become more severe thanks to climate change? » 1/23/15 3:20pm 1/23/15 3:20pm

George Lucas Might Move His Vanity Museum From Chicago To LA 

George Lucas has been trying to open a museum to house his personal collection of art and movie memorabilia for awhile now; last June, Chicago beat out San Francisco for hosting duties. Now, it seems a third city may in the running: Los Angeles. » 1/20/15 11:27am 1/20/15 11:27am

A pet alligator was seized after some 37 years spent chilling in its owners' backyard ... and maybe snacking on neighborhood cats. "You cannot own a reptile like this in the City of Los Angeles without having a proper permit," an Animal Services rep said. "And obviously for an alligator, we would not permit that." » 1/15/15 12:50pm 1/15/15 12:50pm

Want To See Where Ray Bradbury Lived For 50 Years? Too Bad.

Though Ray Bradbury's literary legacy lives on after the author's 2012 passing, the Los Angeles home where he lived for over 50 years is currently getting the teardown treatment. » 1/15/15 9:40am 1/15/15 9:40am

This Video Will Give You Deeper Appreciation Of Blade Runner's Future LA

One of the things that makes Blade Runner so great is its cyberpunk vision of Los Angeles, a mishmash of architecture, language, and culture. This fascinating video essay takes us through the various components that make up this futuristic noir city and what they suggest about the history of Blade Runner's world. » 1/13/15 1:30pm 1/13/15 1:30pm

Building the Force: When L.A.-based Westside UrbanForum handed out its annual architecture awards, it bestowed cheeky "Darth Vader Awards" on a pair of memorable structures: Peter Zumthor's "foreboding, jet black LACMA expansion," and Renzo Piano's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum, which has a "… » 12/25/14 11:20am 12/25/14 11:20am

"Oh F—": Tornado Rips Through South Los Angeles

"What the f***?! Oh sh**!" On Friday, Los Angeles was hit with a tornado for the first time since 2004, The Washington Post reports, an event captured on camera in a heavily bleeped home video. » 12/13/14 6:53pm 12/13/14 6:53pm

How Los Angeles Is Leading the Way In Water Conservation

These days, California's a watchword for severe drought. But the city with a famous (and immortalized in film) problem with water is leading the way in innovative solutions for the water shortage. » 12/10/14 10:00pm 12/10/14 10:00pm

Rock Star's Kid Tweets Surprising Photo of Beverly Hills Cougar

The story is really all there in the headline, but it's one of those stories that, it seems, can only happen in LA. » 12/10/14 12:58am 12/10/14 12:58am

Can Los Angeles Become A "No Kill" City For Pets?

Here's the thing about euthanizing animals in pet shelters: nobody wants to do it. It's simply a consequence of an imbalance between supply and demand. More unwanted animals wind up in increasingly overcrowded shelters than are adopted out. » 4/16/14 7:13pm 4/16/14 7:13pm

Watch the City of Los Angeles Metastasize into Sprawl

Over the past hundred years, Los Angeles has grown from a tiny desert city to a sprawl of suburbs that stretch deep inland and down the southern coastline of California. In this quietly disturbing video, you can watch the city creeping outward over time. » 4/04/14 11:09am 4/04/14 11:09am

How to Build Los Angeles in 2094 A.D.

One can never have too many post-apocalyptic visions of Los Angeles, right? This future L.A. is better known as Mega-City Two, a late 21st-century megalopolis that comes to us thanks to a new Judge Dredd comic, Mega-City Two: City of Courts, which hits shelves in January 2014. » 11/20/13 4:06pm 11/20/13 4:06pm

What if San Francisco and Los Angeles faced each other in a civil war?

San Francisco and Los Angeles' rivalry turns into an all-out war in Sandow Birk's satirical art series In Smog and Thunder: The Great War of the Californias. Birk created grand paintings and wry propaganda posters imagining the bloody battles between Northern California and South. » 11/10/13 10:00am 11/10/13 10:00am

What the atomic tests of the 1950s looked like from Los Angeles

Even though the Nevada Proving Grounds were about 270 miles from Los Angeles, the eerie glow of the atomic tests could still be seen from the City of Angels. » 9/16/13 8:40am 9/16/13 8:40am

Compare 1836 and modern-day New York with this interactive map

Travel back in time with this interactive map of New York, which lets you take a spyglass to any part of the city and uncover what that circle of space looked like in 1836. » 9/07/13 9:30am 9/07/13 9:30am

8 Unrealized Buildings That Could've Transformed American Cities

For every existent building in your city, there are a dozen that never came to be. Some plans were abandoned for good reasons (see: LA's 5,000-foot skyscraper), others were abandoned because of legal and financial quandaries. Either way, these forgotten drawings show us what we could've had. » 8/26/13 6:24pm 8/26/13 6:24pm

Behold the city of Los Angeles as it could have been

An upcoming exhibition in Los Angeles focuses on the projects that were designed and proposed but never actually came to pass — including a robust public transit system, greenbelts, a Santa Monica Causeway... and a Tower of Civilization. It's a fascinating look at paths not taken in urban development. » 8/01/13 5:00pm 8/01/13 5:00pm