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The Seven Plagues of the Ancient Roman City Dweller

Evening traffic along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, near the Getty Villa
It's nothing new: Gridlock and bad air, A.D. 2009. Photo: Eric Demarq, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Think city living is a struggle today? The ancient Romans had it just as tough, giving their poets plenty to complain about Roman poetry is filled with entertaining rants against urban evils, which I revisited with glee while preparing for… More»

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Getty Center Entrance to Get a Makeover (Updated)

Architect's rendering of redesigned Getty Center entrance

September 2012 update—Carmaggedon II rolls into town on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. The 405 will be closed from the 10 to the 101, and the Getty Center will also be CLOSED both days (Getty Villa open). As… More»

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