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Most Recent Episodes

A Citi Bike Goes West; Pritzker & Obama Library; Cool Cats

DnA meets the man who rode a commuter Citi Bike across the country, gets the lowdown on the Pritzker Prize winner and the Presidential Library finalists, and looks at the exotic new breed of cat magazines.

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The Internet of Things; Bowie's Legacy; New Objectivity

DnA goes to CES, meets Girl Scouts and tours the Internet of Things. The shock of the new, a century ago, is on show in LACMA's New Objectivity. David Bowie's death leaves a massive legacy for music, fashion and "the fluidity" of today's world.

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The Metropolis Considered

DnA reflects on what mattered in design and architecture in Los Angeles this year; the Chicago Biennial shows that big change can happen at a small scale; Gideon Brower finds that maintaining a city is a challenge, even when it's a model.

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Fear and Public Space; Can LA Be Water Self-Sufficient?

Recent shootings in Paris, Colorado and San Bernardino have added to growing jitters about public gathering. Will this impact the design of civic space? El Niño is coming but will we save the rain? Maybe not this year. But cities and water agencies across the region are looking at ways to become water self-sufficient in future.

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Getting High Speed Rail Right; What Makes a House a Home?

High Speed Rail works when it connects people and businesses. Joe Mathews and Sam Lubell ask, will California?s bullet trains do that? What makes a house a home? A look at how designers create "homes" for absentee owners, and how the home-less create a sense of home.

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Electric Cars, Black Panthers and Road Trips

Faraday Future, an electric car startup, looks to compete with Tesla. A graphic designer pays tribute to the Black Panthers. And a film about American road trips asks whether mobility is still a path to self-discovery.

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Farewell to a Bridge, Pershing Square, "Ghoulish" LED Lights

Thousands bid farewell to the Sixth Street Bridge, a Pershing Square redesign competition moves ahead, aesthetics versus cost and energy savings with "ghoulish" LED streetlights, and inside the Art Deco hotel of American Horror Story.

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Is Recycling Rubbish? Is Mars Habitable? Great Bus Stops?

A science writer says recycling is a form of "atonement" that makes no economic or environmental sense. DnA explores the business and emotion of waste. The City of LA is rolling out wired bus benches. Do they make streets "great?" What kind of city would Mark Watney live in if he stayed on Mars? Designers of Mars City share their thoughts.

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Beyond The Broad, Clifton's Returns, Goldberger on Goldberg

The Broad is not the only new art museum. Why is there a global boom? Also, critics have extreme reactions to another LA building with a showy skin. Plus, Clifton's reopens, Whole Foods goes budget, and Paul Goldberger explains Frank Gehry.

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Spotlight on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad; Opulent Mobility; Berlin Palace

The spotlight is on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad this month with the openings of LACMA?s Gehry retrospective and The Broad museum. Plus, a strange preservation story and an exhibition that aims to add flair to ?assisted mobility.?

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