Articles by: Alissa Walker

The Lost Art of the Ashtray

The Lost Art of the Ashtray

I was asked by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon to contribute an essay for their current exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

As I walked the first few hours of Stair Trek last weekend

The 10 best bars in Silver Lake

The 10 best bars in Silver Lake

A caveat: As a writer, I understand how these things go. Lists are the ultimate traffic bait

Architectural Ride-Bys

Architectural Ride-Bys

I’m in glorious Palm Springs for Modernism Week, where I’m part of the PS Mod Squad,taking photos and spreading love via Instagram

The Original LA Street View

The Original LA Street View

Before Google’s camera-cars crawled our streets like a fleet of curious robots, photographers used their two feet to capture what our cities looked like

Watching Huell, Reading Ada

Watching Huell, Reading Ada

Yesterday, we found out that we lost both Huell Howser, ebullient television personality and tireless booster of Los Angeles

Foodprint Walking Tour

Foodprint Walking Tour

I’ve been spending lots of time in the Arts District lately, and I’ve been spending lots of time eating my whole life

Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post about a downtown fountain on a 96-degree day: