A Darkened Train Hall Is the Perfect Place to Watch a Classic Film Noir

At L.A.’s Historic Union Station, a Screening of 'The Third Man' Explores Our Attraction to What Lurks in the Shadows

Most of the people in Los Angeles’ Union Station on Thursday night were hurrying to and from trains and buses. But an animated group of visitors branched off for a special treat: a Zócalo/Metro Art Presents screening of The Third Man, the 1949 classic film about an American in post-World War II Vienna, in the station’s ornate historic ticketing hall.

With the lights dimmed to match the evening’s shadowy theme, the packed hall gasped and laughed along with the atmospheric film, which is now hailed as one of the greatest movies …

Catching a Train—and Fragments of Poetry—at Union Station

An Experiment to Pour Art Into L.A.’s Great Monument to Transitory People

On September 2, actress and poet Melora Walters walked into the Traxx Bar at L.A.’s Union Station, in her hand a copy of Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters, the powerful poems …

A Veteran’s Return

Visiting The Bench Where My Parents’ Future Began

I’ve been trying for years to write something about my mother’s bench in the waiting room at Union Station in Chicago. The bench where she sat and waited the day my …