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  • ... more than do the other coastal neighborhoods. But after a glimpse into the sociology of the place, should we see a veritable culture ... Pacific.Photos by Colin Marshall.More stories and history at DEPARTURES : VENICEMore Los Angeles Primer :Echo ParkCentury ...
  • ... in the former tourist trap of Chinatown has become, eating a curry beef pie amid the neighborhood's Hello Kitty-filled underground malls ... writes Umberto Eco, who, despite not necessarily having Los Angeles in mind, nevertheless sets up a pillar of the mental ...
  • ... reputation and vivid history of racial strife. Has it become a more recognizable place on its own terms today? ... Charles Burnett's detail-rich, Watts-set 1977 piece of Los Angeles neorealism "Killer of Sheep." The first time I watched the movie, I ...
  • ... forty and fifty years old remember Westwood not just as a place, but as the place. People agree that the neighborhood just south of ... its very name conjures up images, real and imagined, of Los Angeles' strange, fearful 1990s? ...
  • ... world-famous by the near-secret, all joined under the name Los Feliz. Apart from the real challenge of describing it, how even to ... Lovell Health House. They will, most likely, do it with a copy of David Gebhard and Robert Winter's "An Architectural Guide to Los ...
  • ... hip-hop," and more grew from the unlikely origin of a predominantly white suburban community planned in the 1920s. But despite ... (and Skee-Lo's famous music video, "I Wish"), few outside Los Angeles know its name. Should we now find a way to connect this ... more extensive coverage of Leimert Park from KCET Departures here. Photos by Colin Marshall. ...
  • One of Los Angeles' many formerly wealthy enclaves, one immortalized in song by Richard ... hard to screw up a pupusa," a friend replied when I suggested he have one for lunch. The thick, ...
  • ... restaurant critics to Yelpers, Ethiopian cuisine has its Los Angeles center on a single block of Fairfax Avenue. We can easily visit Little Ethiopia for a ...
  • ... Street, the Mexican simulacrum now at the origin point of Los Angeles , raises an uncomfortable question: why do so many of the the city's ... an Angeleno, no matter of how brief a standing, you tend to want to steer visitors away from Olvera Street. I, for ...
  • In the early 1980s, a young Jonathan Gold decided to eat at every restaurant on Pico Boulevard. He ... "map of the senses" tell us about how to think about Los Angeles , especially on a 15-mile street so diverse as to seem patternless? ...

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