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Jean Trinh

Jean Trinh

Jean Trinh is a food and entertainment writer, whose work has appeared in VICE, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, GOOD and The Daily Beast. Previously, she was the Deputy Editor at LAist, and once landed the prestigious role as a judge for a bacon festival cook-off.

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Southland Sessions

Cumbiatón, a Safe Space for L.A.'s Queer and Latinx Communities, Grows Virtually

The Cumbiatón collective is finding new creative ways to connect to undocumented immigrant and queer communities through its virtual dance parties.
A black, square-shaped piece of fabric with chain stitch embroidery reading the words, "BLACK LIVES MATTER" in white thread. The ends of the threads are long and loose. The patch sits on top of a multicolored, striped surface.
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Southland Sessions

When Embroidery Stitches a Portrait of Our Times

These L.A. artists have been using the craft of embroidery to send messages of hope, renewal and justice. With designs inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the presidential inauguration, their pieces have become a way to protest and record history.
Tommy Mitchell's "Spread Your Wings, Fran," 2020. Ballpoint pen, acrylic on paper, Mounted on Panel | Courtesy of Band of Vices.jpg
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Southland Sessions

These Two Black Curators Have Been Disrupting the Art World for Two Decades

The team behind Band of Vices has been a longtime champion of bringing diverse artists into the fold.
Sophia Le Fraga's haiku at Ace Hotel | Courtesy of Ace Hotel DTLA
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Southland Sessions

Even with Museums Closed, Art Finds a Way Through Public Spaces

With museums closed, publicly oriented art is coming to the forefront in new and exciting ways.
Carla Jay Harris "Sphinx," 2019. Archival pigment print. Two panels, 40 x 30 in. each. The work features a beautiful Black woman wearing a dark blue dress kneeling down in a golden meadow under a starry sky and bright orange sun. | Courtesy the artist
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Artbound

Now More Than Ever: The Need for Alternative Cultural Spaces

Learn more about the spaces filling the holes left behind by the historically white-centric L.A. art world.
A group of performers dance and drum at the Day of the Drum Festival at the Watts Towers Arts Center. | Still from "Southland Sessions" " Watts Towers Festivals"
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Southland Sessions

The Labor of Love Behind Watts’ Longest Running Drum and Jazz Festivals

The Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Jazz Festivals have been bringing together cultures for generations.
The Padilla children work on their nature-themed float for the virtual Rose Parade. | Courtesy of David Eads
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Southland Sessions

How Art is Helping Children (and Adults) Cope with the Pandemic

As staying at home has become the norm, children are finding ways to cope and express their creativity through surprising artworks, aided by adults and cultural institutions.
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In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Last Episode of ‘In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl’

From Japanese katsu sandos to Tijuana-style tacos and Hong Kong buns, here are some purveyors from Smorgasburg’s lineup that will help you relish the last days of summer.
The food selection options from Home Plates include the hotdogs, pizza, chicken tenders are more | Courtesy of Home Plates
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In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Pan-American Dishes To Enjoy While Watching the ‘Music Without Borders’ Episode of ‘In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl’

Enjoy a Pan-American evening with this food guide that includes a recipe for Colombian arepas, as well as details on where to get vegan Mexican street food and Venezuelan favorites.
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In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Where to Find Picnic-Style Meals to Go in L.A.

A Hollywood Bowl event never feels quite complete without a little food and drink to accompany it. Here are a few picnic-style options to consider. 
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