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Stephen Alvarez and NPR’s Jacki Lyden Team Up to See What’s Below Paris

Posted on January 31st, 2011

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A tale of two cities.  One above the ground of legendary beauty, and one below of abandoned tunnels, secret rooms and caverns.  Stephen Alvarez invited National Public Radio’s contributing correspondent, Jacki Lyden, on an urban spelunking adventure that served as the cover story for the February issue of National Geographic Magazine.

It Never Rains in Los Angeles

Posted on January 7th, 2011

People move to Southern California for the weather. They may try to tell you otherwise (how many time have we heard that “I’m doing it for my career” line), but I’m pretty sure they’re doing it for the blue skies and endless sunshine. Photo Stephen Alvarez That’s why I moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I couldn’t deal with the consistent change in weather, the weeks of grey rain, clouds hanging low in the summer sky. I wanted a given, and that given needed to be SUN, SUN, SUN. So, you can imagine how traumatizing it was for me (and the rest of the So-Cal population) to spend half of December watching as rain deluged Los Angeles. Nearly 13 inches of rain fell…