"l.a. is the apocalypse: it's you and a bunch of parking lots. no one's going to save you; no one's looking out for you. it's the only city i know where that's the explicit premise of living there – that's the deal you make when you move to l.a.
the city, ironically, is emotionally authentic.
it says: no one loves you; you're the least important person in the room; get over it.
what matters is what you do there."
[bldgblog: greater los angeles, 2007]