“Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”
—Frank Lloyd Wright
Hollywood, blonde hair, surfing, traffic, smog, sprawl, immigration, rap music, race riots, and gangs. As an icon in popular culture, Los Angeles might not be recognized as a very old city or a place with a long cultural history, but it certainly has a reputation, and a seemingly schizophrenic one at that. Few cities have been more loved or more hated or even more theorized than LA.