This page directs to recent work where possible, and mentions some ancient work too.
New World Triptych: Three Contemporary Wartime Stories, Nellcôte Press, November 2012 - The Plasma of Terror, St. Genevieve Press, 2nd ed. August 30, 2011 - Egypte va vous conduire, 3 a.m. Magazine (Paris), 2002 - Election Eve," Spleen 6 (New Orleans), November 2004 (not online).
LA at Intermission: A City Mingling Towards Identity, Nellcôte Press, March 2014 - Days Change at Night: Notes on LA's Decade of Decline, 2003-2013, Nellcôte Press, January 2013.
The Show Will Go on as Ojai Festival Venues Escape Fires, LA Weekly, December 14, 2017, Hush Hush at the Los Angeles DWP, LA Weekly, July 22, 2010 DWP: Reservoir Dogs, LA Weekly, May 13, 2010 - Can Placido Pull It off?, LA Weekly, April 1, 2010 - A Nervous 'Rec', LA Weekly, March 11, 2010 -Culture Wars hit Barnsdall, San Pedro, LA Weekly, February 18, 2010 - The $14 Million Imbroglio, LA Weekly, January 14, 2010 - Cortines' Many-Headed Monster, LA Weekly, March 19, 2009
The "S" stands for sham, January 28, 2008 - The Missing Rung / Regulating our way to prosperity? / Is rent control out of control? / Magic housing solutions / Great myths of LA housing, (five-part debate) April 9-13, 2007 - Why is the Times Cruising on Grand Avenue? February 25, 2007 - LA’s Affordable Housing Boondoggle, October 31, 2006 - Downtown’s Bipolar Housing Policy, July 30, 2006 - Chicken Soup Architecture, May 27, 1989 - Double Joy, Double Header, Double Cross, April 7, 1981 (not online).
LA DAILY NEWS
Ushering out an era, January 11, 2009 - Rights of Way full of Promise, October 25, 2008 - City of Bloggers: LA Blogs are Voice of the People, August 5, 2007, with sidebar, Getting Inside Local Politics, ibid.
Barely Legit: Rodger Jacobs, 1959-2016, minor literature[s], November 2016 -
Election Oddities, Anti-Armenian Sentiment Shame the Foothills, The Foothill Record, May 2016 – Nobody Walks in LA, And That's a Good Thing – David Ulin's "Sidewalking" Reason, May 2016 – LA Controller's Demo Reboots Neighborhood Council Questions, The Foothill Record, March 2016 – Outside Looking In: Garcetti at Mid-Term: Too Hip, Too Abstruse, Too Unaccomplished, The Foothill Record, July 2015. Outside Looking In: The Minimum Wage Ordinance May Be More Elastic Than You Think, The Foothill Record, June 2015 – Outside Looking In: Data Leaks in Foothills Threaten 2015 Homeless Count Credibility, The Foothill Record, March 2015 – Outside Looking In: The Stories of Ordinary Citizens Bear Extraordinary Fruit, The Foothill Record, February 2015 – Outside Looking In: New Monument's Missing Southwest Corner Is No Cause for Alarm, The Foothill Record, November 2014 – Outside Looking In: Money, Power, and Especially Character Will Determine the Fate of the Northeast Valley Foothills, The Foothill Record, October 2014 – Outside Looking In: The California Water Bond Initiative of 2014, The Foothill Record, September 2014 – American Money on the Sea of Cortez, Yareah, (Madrid), August 2012 – The Mailbox That Vanished, And Other Tales, Zócalo, November 10, 2011 – Nader Shrugged - Ralph Nader's "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us" Reason, January 2010 – Los Angeles Opera At Brand Library, Verdugo Monthly, April 2008 Smart Bars, Metromix LA, March 19, 2008 – Spreading the Message about Ovarian Cancer, Los Angeles Downtown News, March 17, 2008 – Pleasure in Paris; New Voices Lift 'La Bohème,' But the Set Needs Updating LA Downtown News, November 30, 2007 – Plop Plop Fizz Fizz; Walt Disney Concert Hall Opens at Last, LA Alternative Press, November 1, 2003
Foreign Exchange: An Alternate Universe Where We Are All at Home angrytiger.com February 2015 - What's It All About, Alpha? angrytiger.com, January 2015 - Asset Allocation: Studying Strategies May Be the Best Strategy - angrytiger.com, November 2014 - What's So Nobel about the Market? angrytiger.com, October 2014 - Marking The Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Workplace Disaster Recovery Goes Beyond "Making a Wish Upon a Starbucks," Forbes/SungardASV October 29, 2014 - Leading Indicators: Surrendering Star Power but Still Important, angrytiger.com October 2014 - Biotech: Fully Delivering on a Future Half-Realized, angrytiger.com, September 2014 - Once Acquired, Twice Tested Startups Are Twice the Buy Signal, angrytiger.com September 2014 - The Fed Sets the Trend, But Is It Always Your Friend? angrytiger.com, August 2014 - Dividends for Opting in and Opting out, angrytiger.com, August 2014 - The Frappé Dow, angrytiger.com, July 2014 - Univision on the Block, But the Block Isn’t in Boomtown, angrytiger.com, July 2014 - Amazon v. Hachette: Nobody Does Propaganda Like Publishers Do, angrytiger.com, June 2014 - The Ho-Hum Internet of Things at Apple WWDC, angrytiger.com, June 2014 - Intangible Metrics Make LA Tech Takeover Bait, angrytiger.com, May 2014 - A Silver Lining, Money Map Press, April 2014.
Dance Like an Egyptian: Cleopatra CEO (Heidi Duckler Dance Theater) - February 2012 - Tempestuous: Chelfitch's Hot Pepper...at LATC - LA Opus Source, June 2011 - Meg Wolfe: trembler:SHIFTER at REDCAT - LA Opus Source, June 2011 - Some Nudity Required: Pat Graney Company's Faith Comes to REDCAT - LA Opus, April 2011 - Dress-Up: Color and Coloratura make Il Turco in Italia a watershed moment for LA Opera - LA Opus, March 2011 - Junky and Monkish: George Herms Takes Bric-a-Brac Opera to REDCAT - LA Opus, February 2011 - Xenakis's Oresteia, McDuffie's Seasons: an Embarrassment of Autumn Riches - LA Opus, November 2010 - Range Rover - Michiko Hirayama at REDCAT - LA Opus, April 2010 - Our Muppet-Dragon - LA Opera's Siegfried - Minor Arcana, October 2009 - Quixotic Reverence - Ana Cervantes at REDCAT LA Opus, October 2009 - Divine Providence - Ah! Opera No-Opera at REDCAT LA Opus, September 2009 - Inaccurate Conception - Yvonne Rainer at REDCAT LA Opus, June 2009 - Spaced-Out Synchronicity - Wooster Group's La Didone at REDCAT LA Opus, June 2009 - Munich Symphony at UCLA Live! LA Opus, February 2009. - Richard Serra at LACMA LA Opus, April 2008 - The First Sexual Revolution - Marat/Sade at Knightsbridge Theater LA Opus, February 2008 - Eschenbach, Phil on the March - Mahler's Sixth at Walt Disney Concert Hall LA Opus, February 2008 - Ea Sola's Drought and Rain Vol. 2 Explore Dance, January 28, 2008.
The Paris Tarot, Nellcôte Press, January 2016 - "Sea of Cortez," "Hermosa," In Other Words: Mérida (Yucatán, Mexico), May 2012 - "Becoming a California," Zócalo (Los Angeles), April 13, 2012 - "Justice," "Unwritten Median Poem," Amor Fati, (Los Angeles), December 2010 - "Good Housekeeping," Girls with Insurance (Wash. DC), April 2010 - "The Six of Cups," "Solo Concert," Yareah (Madrid), January 2010 - "The Hanged Man," "The Knight of Swords," Yareah (Madrid), June 2009 - "The Queen of Cups," Yareah (Madrid), March 2009 - "Pond," "Adagio in F-Major in a B-flat-Major Opus, 67," "Ecclesiastes 3:4," Yareah (Madrid), January 2009.
LaBonge's Griffith Park Legacy Clouds His Own - March 7, 2014 A Korean Coup at Porter Ranch - March 4, 2014 Caruso's LA Is So Much More than Teddy Bears and Tote Bags - February 28, 2014
Garcetti Appointments Make Neighborhood Councils LA's 'House of Cards' - February 25, 2014
Garcetti Shakes His Earthquake Lady to Shake Seniors Out of LA - February 21, 2014
Kinko's, Really - February 18, 2014
A Candidate Primer: How the City of LA Really Works - February 14, 2014
Eric Garcetti and the Myth of Henry Cisneros - February 7, 2014
Another Williamson Miracle: Waxman Retires - January 31, 2014
LA Democrats, Media Still Misconnecting Dots in Kinde Durkee Scandal - January 28, 2014
LA's Neighborhood Councils are a Constitutional Shambles - January 24, 2014
In Real LA, the Mayor Mows Down Peds - January 17, 2014
LA in Decline - And in Denial Too - January 10, 2014
How Envy May Save LA's Book World in 2014 - January 3, 2014
Dazzled by Harvard, LA Media Churn a Pointless Housing Stat - December 24, 2013
After Marguerite LaMotte's Death, LAUSD Melts Down Yet Again - December 20, 2013
Why Does Garcetti Hate Things With Wings? - December 13, 2013
Garcetti, Feuer Forge a New Grifter Economy for LA - December 10, 2013
Hollywood's Revolving Door Pushes LA's Housing Market Skyward - December 6, 2013
This Thanksgiving, LA's Homeless are on the Move - November 27, 2013
The Photoshopped Mayoralty - November 22, 2013
Loose Ends in LAX Investigation Plague LAX Morale - November 15, 2013
LA is not Legoland - November 8, 2013
Driving Mr. Deasy--Straight Into a Contract Extension - November 1, 2013
Huizar & Godoy: Lovers Seduced by Power - October 25, 2013
One More Miracle: Marianne Williamson Wants Henry Waxman's Job - October 22, 2013
LA Uncensored - October 18, 2013
Garcetti's Bicycle Bridge to Nowhere - October 11, 2013
An Einstein "Like Nothing Else" Comes to LA Opera - October 7, 2013
LA Uncensored - October 1, 2013
Garcetti's Garbage Trains are Rolling from LA to Sacramento - September 27, 2013
City Hall's "Counterfeit Activism" is Cheating LA - September 20, 2013
Olmsted Wants to "Bring the Shine Back to the Badge" as LA County Sheriff - September 13, 2013
LA to LA Aerospace: You're on Your Own - September 6, 2013
LA Labor, Labor Day and After - September 3, 2013
All But the Suits are on Board for Big-T Wash Rehab - August 30, 2013
The DWP Deal Is Mostly Sleight of Hand - August 23, 2013
Spare Us the Drama, Mayor Garcetti -- Take the DWP Deal Now - August 16, 2013
Arrogance of Power in City Council Now Costing Millions in LA Courts - August 13, 2013
Death in Venice: A Failed Homeless Policy's Role in a Senseless Summer Tragedy - August 9, 2013
Kevin James, Public Works Commissioners Catch a Free Ride - August 2, 2013
Montanez Loss Reveals Glaring Garcetti Weaknesses - July 26, 2013
An Absentee Mayor, a Crime Spree; Just Another Week in LA - July 19, 2013
Kevin James Dabbles Some Red into Garcetti's Rainbow - July 16, 2013
Garcetti's Awkward Moment Anticipates an Awkward Mayoralty - July 12, 2013
Ballet with Grilled Cheese - July 8, 2013
Political Books: The LA Books Nobody Wants You to Read - July 5, 2013
Make Art, Not Laws: LA Gets Testy about a New Mural Law - June 28, 2013
A Big City Starts Thinking Small - June 21, 2013
LA 6/7/13: Four Men, Four Machines, and a Timeline of Shame - June 14, 2013
Media Must Keep Garcetti's City Hall at Arm's Length' - June 7, 2013
Low LA Election Interest Need Not be 'Academic' - May 30, 2013
There will be no honeymoon for Eric Garcetti - May 23, 2013
VB6, Vegan, and Very Huffy - May 9, 2013
As Downtown Changes Hands, the Streets Remain the Same - May 2, 2013
Thrashers Go Home--A Skate Park Shutters in Sunland-Tujunga - April 26, 2013
Burning Couches, Turquoise Wisdom...LA's Podcast Scene - April 19, 2013
Monica Garcia's Fall from Grace - April 12, 2013
The Straight and Narrow in LA's Sharrows Wars - April 5, 2013
LA's Good Bones: Reverse Engineering LA's Declining Aerospace Industry - March 29, 2013
Did Obama's Campaign Vets Ditch Greuel Because of Riordan's CRA Legacy? - March 26, 2013
Greuel and Unusual - March 22, 2013
The City of the Queen of Angels Stares at Rome - March 15, 2013
"My God, LA Opera, What Have You Done?" - March 12, 2013 How LA's Homeless Industrial Complex Brought Tuberculosis to Town - March 8, 2013
When Making History Is a License to Lie - March 1, 2013
The City's Poorest District Might Get Lucky - February 22, 2013
What Is Killing the Great Restaurants of LA? - February 8, 2013
How Low Will Wendy Go? - January 11, 2013
The Most Exemplary LA Book of 2012 - December 28, 2012
Villaraigosa's Los Angeles: Corruption without Consequence - December 21, 2012
Poet Envy: Los Angeles Picks a Poet Laureate - December 14, 2012
Billionaire Developer Related Co. Has Big Irons in LA Fire - December 7, 2012
LA Media Issue Commissioner Alarcon a Hall Pass - November 30, 2012
Memoirs of This Weirdly Inflated Village - November 22, 2012
Memoirs of This Weirdly Inflated Village - November 22, 2012
In LA, Not Election Fatigue, But Democracy Fatigue - November 16, 2012
Sustainable Growth: It May No Longer Be Sustainable - November 9, 2012
NYC Sends LA a Message...as Dated Infrastructure, Ideas Turn Crisis into Catastrophe - November 2, 2012
Wellstone as Well-Spring - October 26, 2012
An Empty Suit, an Empty Head, and a Guy Named Smith - October 12, 2012
How LA, More than Obama, Lost the Debate - October 5, 2012
Real Issues--What a Concept - September 28, 2012
The Ultimate Sweetheart Deal - September 21, 2012
Should Bill Rosendahl Resign? - September 14, 2012
The Seventeen-Percent City Hits Charlotte - September 7, 2012
LA's Housing Future is--San Francisco? - August 31, 2012
With Nobody at the Front Door, Zev Slips out the Back - August 24, 2012
Perry Says Wesson Is Right - Say What? - August 10, 2012
Greg Smith Turns the Tables on the City Attorney's Race - August 3, 2012
A Charter School Plays the Race Card - June 15, 2012
The Mayor's Lavender Smokescreen - June 8, 2012
No Peaceful Assembly for Los Angeles - June 1, 2012
Trutanich v. the Field Becomes LA v. the Governor - May 25, 2012
Last Remaining Smokers Face Big Tax Hike on June Ballot - May 18, 2012
Radical Chic at the LA Philharmonic - May 11, 2012
The Fur is Flying at LA Animal Services - May 4, 2012
Who Made John Noguez - April 27, 2012
A State of the City, Scribbled from Elsewhere - April 20, 2012
The Mayor's Kill Shot on Suburban LA - April 13, 2012
Who Lost K-Town...Revisited - April 6, 2012
Who Lost K-Town? - March 30, 2012 Adrin Nazarian, PK's Chief of Staff and Candidate, Should Stand Down Now - March 9, 2012
Attach Ads: Ad Anonymity Is Not in the Public Interest - March 1, 2012
The Audacity of La Raza Redistricting - February 26, 2012
Our Next Mayor Should Belong to Us, Not to Political Consultants - February 24, 2012
Introduction, Mr. Bukowski's Wild Ride, Rodger Jacobs, author; (San Francisco: Trace Publications, 2008).
APPEARANCES (broadcast media)
KRLA,870 AM, Randy Economy Show, "Remembering Michael Higby," April 18, 2015.
KRLA, 87 AM, Sunday Morning Newsmakers, "The DWP Contract and the AirBNB Controversy," September 8, 2013.
KCRW, 89.9, Which Way LA, "The Mayor's Race," February 26, 2009
KCRW 89.9, Which Way LA, "LA City Budget," May 1, 2008
KPCC 89.3, Larry Mantle's AirTalk, "Prop S debate," January 31, 2008
CityView LA 35, L.A. Roundtable, Affordable Housing," May 25, 2007
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & READINGS
the 'Das Reboot' Mindset Help or Hurt American Soccer?" United States
Adult Soccer Association, Newport Beach Marriott, October 5, 2015.
"How LA's Leadership Crisis Affects Government & Community Outreach," Cal South, Burbank Marriott, August 30, 2015.
"Government and Community Outreach," Cal South, Marriott Del Mar, June 6, 2015; Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, March 22, 2015.
Four spoken word stories, The Western Canon, Echo Country Outpost, June 10, 2012
"Two Poems," PEN Center International, Silver Lake Jubilee, Amor Fati, May 21, 2011.
"Three Poems," Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Amor Fati, Los Angeles, May 14, 2011.
Trigger Perspectives," panel moderator, Journalism Education
Association-National Scholastic Press Association, April 15, 2011.
Changing, Who's Complaining? How to Find Stories," California
Scholastic Journalism Initiative, Los Angeles City College, September
Reading in Public, Sally Loo's, San Luis Obispo, May 15, 2010.
“Silence and Dissent: How the City Responds to its Artists and Builders,” Salon Oblique, Ca-Boom Home Tour, Marina del Rey, March 31, 2007
“Preserving the Spirit: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in a New Century,” Foothill Moderns, Bolton Hall, Sunland Tujunga, March 11, 2007
Also, a recorded interview from 2013 is here. An interview from 2006 is here.