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  • ... subdividing, subjective experiences and perceptions of Los Angeles make for an infinitely more interesting city to write ... attention that Sodom and Gomorrah have received, primarily a reflection of other people's bad consciences. -- Reyner Banham, " Los ...
  • ... more than do the other coastal neighborhoods. But after a glimpse into the sociology of the place, should we see a veritable culture ... by Colin Marshall. More stories and history at DEPARTURES : VENICE More Los Angeles Primer : ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • You can't go to a Japanese department store on the Miracle Mile anymore, but you can do it in ... one in Hollywood. Half a century after Seibu took leave of Los Angeles , Muji arrived, representing the current shopping generation as ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • One of Los Angeles' many formerly wealthy enclaves, one immortalized in song by Richard ... "It's 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 ... As an Angeleno, no matter of how brief a standing, you tend to want to steer visitors away from Olvera Street. I, for ...

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