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  • ... 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 ...
  • ... 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? ...
  • Tourist guidebooks may direct Los Angeles' visitors from abroad to the Walk of Fame, but just two miles east on Hollywood Boulevard, they'll find a much more fruitful cultural experience -- certainly a spicier one -- in Thai ...
  • ... and optimism, Los Angeles' airport provides a tempting symbol for the city itself. But why only now has it felt the need to ... itself. Photos by Colin Marshall. This concludes KCET Departures' year of essays excerpted from the upcoming book "A Los ...
  • <p>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 ...
  • ... 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, ...

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