Tanja M. Laden
Tanja M. Laden

Tanja M. Laden is a writer, editor, and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a Huffington Post blogger and a regular contributor to LA Weekly and VICE. Her work has also been featured in Los Angeles Times and Juxtapoz, among many other print and online publications. Tanja has worked as Los Angeles Editor at Flavorpill and Flavorwire, as well as a media consultant with 20th Century Fox, MGM, Disney, MTV, and NBC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with a focus on Art History and Film from Occidental College, and together with her husband Brendan, she publishes the website PopCurious.com as well as her own website, tanjamladen.com When not writing about Southern California, visual arts, and travel, Tanja works as a freelance reality-TV casting producer with Doron Ofir Casting/Popular Productions while secretly making video mashups out of public-domain films.

Website: tanjamladen.com/
Recent Articles
South American Cho-Low: Documenting Brazil's Lowrider Culture
South American Cho-Low: Documenting Brazil's Lowrider Culture
The film "South American Cho-Low" explores the phenomenon of cholos and Southern California custom culture exported over 6000 miles away to São Paulo, Brazil.
The Michael Jacksons: Photographer Lorena Turner Documents Impersonator Culture
The Michael Jacksons: Photographer Lorena Turner Documents Impersonator Culture
Lorena Turner photographed a selection of Michael Jackson impersonators for her book about Jackson's influence on American popular culture.
The Art of the Motorcycle
The Art of the Motorcycle
Robert Williams, foremost authority on custom car and motorcycle culture in SoCal, facilitates a new exhibit at Glendale's Forest Lawn Museum.
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