Emily Green of the Los Angeles Times recently glorified “the biggest, silliest, loveliest and most poignant of California wildflowers,” the snow-white, crepe-petaled matilija poppy. Its season is short and one recent afternoon, on Glenfeliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, I marveled at the matilija myself.
Published in the “Where I Live” column (Home section) of the Los Angeles Times, 8-5-04. The L.A. Times no longer runs “Where I Live.” And I no longer live in Koreatown. We all have our own little pieces of personal L.A. history, and one of mine is at the northeast corner of Oxford and Wilshire […]
Have I got a movie for you–a “tone poem” about a Venezuelan salt marsh! Netflix synopsis: Director Margo Benacerraf offers this acclaimed 1959 film that chronicles the harsh existence of Venezuelan laborers who manually recover salt from the tropical marshes of Araya, an ancient salf-producing region in that country. As Bennacerraf documents the harsh daily […]