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Peter Lunenfeld discusses “City at the Edge of Forever” in conversation with Lawrence Weschler
September 17 @ 6:00 pmFree
How did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe’s supercities – with unparalleled cultural, economic, and technological reach? In City at the Edge of Forever, Peter Lunenfeld constructs an urban portrait, layer by layer, from serendipitous affinities, historical anomalies, and uncanny correspondences. In its pages, modernist architecture and lifestyle capitalism come together via a surfer girl named Gidget; Joan Didion’s yellow Corvette is the brainchild of a car-crazy Japanese-American kid interned at Manzanar; and the music of the Manson Family segues into the birth of sci-fi fandom.