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Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

"People could actually hold a symbol of their affinity in their hands -- their love of being a deejay or collecting records or dancing -- and consume it as if were like Catholic co ...
Steve Abee: We're All Just Waves

Steve Abee: We're All Just Waves

"I love this crazy city. It's an amazing piece of the planet. You get up on a hilltop and the vista you are presented with is this eternal, mythological dreamscape."
Diane Harris Hara: Checking the Pulse of Pasadena and Beyond

Diane Harris Hara: Checking the Pulse of Pasadena and Beyond

The mild climate of Pasadena offered respite from the harsh winters of the Midwest.
Tanya Frank: Wooed by the Weather, Terrain, and Girl Down the Block

Tanya Frank: Wooed by the Weather, Terrain, and Girl Down the Block

"With so little greenery and so much grey, I was prone to daydreaming, to wanting for something better. It was called America."
Keren Taylor: Right Place, WriteGirl

Keren Taylor: Right Place, WriteGirl

The warm smell of jasmine flowers in the evening attracted her to Los Angeles, where she found community within a writers group she founded.
Chiwan Choi: Los Angeles, Writ Large

Chiwan Choi: Los Angeles, Writ Large

"My family tried living near Griffith Park, just north of Los Feliz, but we didn't like it. It was haunted, among other things."
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