Word of Mouth: West Adams, Los Angeles

This neighborhood has a rich history and a focus on the future, thanks to innovative uses of space and community-minded initiatives

In South Los Angeles, West Adams—one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—spans from Culver City to Downtown. Historic homes built in a dizzying array of styles from Georgian Revival to Alpine Craftsman, Queen Anne and Dutch Colonial line the streets. The Glen Lukens Home and Studio (designed by mid-century modernist Raphael Soriano for ceramicist Glen Lukens) has been painstakingly preserved by its new owner. …

Downtown Detroit’s New Monroe Street Drive-In Movie Theater

Bedrock and Emagine Entertainment partner on a silver screen for the “Decked Out Detroit” initiative

As the film industry struggled to find its footing last year, drive-in theaters became vehicles for hope, platforms for unmoored movies and outlets for eager audiences. Now, Detroit will welcome back the filmic experience with their forthcoming 63-vehicle Monroe Street Drive-In. Developed in partnership with full-service real estate firm Bedrock and theater owner and operator Emagine Entertainment, the Monroe Street Drive-In will feature an outdoor, state-of-the-art …