Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2004


Los Angeles’s Water Wars: Revisiting Owens Lake

It’s a sunny, clear Sunday—not a dust plume in sight, to the disappointment of our guides. We Los Angelenos are on a weekend tour of Owens Valley, ground zero of the California water wars; the event has been organized by the non-profit Center for Land Use Interpretation. In our white whale of a bus, we lumber incongruously through the small…

Between Brothers

In a world dominated by relentless self-promoters, the quiet, almost Zen-like understatement of Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec speaks volumes.

Massive Markets

In an effort to thwart neighborhood opposition, Wal-Mart is employing some of the same tricks used by real estate developers.