Mike Davis is the author of several books, including City of Quartz, Buda's Wagon, Ecology of Fear, Planet of Slums, and (with Jon Wiener) Set the Night on Fire. He is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award. He lives in San Diego.
No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, 'Los Angeles brings it all together.' To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where 'you can rot without feeling it.' To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide-ran... SEE MORE