Author: Mark Berman

Is New LACMA Architecture Amateurish?

I have made no secret on this site that I not a fan of the new buildings at LACMA — they are not bad, but they are uninspired, in my opinion. The more I see them the more my opinion…

Could AEG Sale Help L.A. Football Quest?

There has been much hand-wringing over the past week or so after it was announced that AEG would be put up for sale. People fear that  it could jeopardize the effort to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. I…

Photos: Shuttle Endeavour Over L.A.

There will be thousands of photos out there of the space shuttle Endeavour as it passed over Los Angeles on Friday. Here are a few from the vantage point of my balcony:

Culver City Steps Needs Crosswalk

I have raved about the Culver City Steps several times in these pages. I was back there last weekend and I realized that something major is missing — a crosswalk. There is plenty of street parking on Jefferson, but you…

Photo: LACMA Lawn Before Rock

In the fall of 2010, LACMA opened the Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, complete with a  lush lawn behind it. Just a few short months later, crews began ripping up the lawn to prepare for the arrival of Levitated Mass. It was…

Grand Park is a Grand Park!

I paid a visit to Downtown’s new Grand Park on Saturday, and it definitely lives up to its name. It is brilliantly conceived and executed and is a welcome addition to the burgeoning Downtown scene. The park is a 12-acre…

My Verdict on LACMA Rock

So I’ve walked under the giant rock at LACMA several times and I’ve run past it every day for the past couple of weeks. I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath, and now my verdict is in: Meh. I…