Patt Morrison

Patt Morrison asks: MacArthur 'genius' Josh Kun on the real Los Angeles behind the Hollywood curtain

Patt Morrison asks: MacArthur 'genius' Josh Kun on the real Los Angeles behind the Hollywood curtain

New Yorkers are moving to Los Angeles by the platoon. It is sweet revenge for the mockery of yore. Aldous Huxley said Los Angeles was “nineteen suburbs in search of a metropolis,” Woody Allen snarked, “I don’t want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.” And for one edition, the New York Times headlined our otherworldly power like this: “After Detour to California, Shuttle Returns to Earth.” Far from being hollow and shallow, Southern California’s cultures, plural, have always been manifold. USC’s Josh Kun is one of five new Southern California winners of the MacArthur...

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