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  • ... 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 ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • ... and optimism, Los Angeles' airport provides a tempting symbol for the city itself. But why only now has it felt the need to ... Photos by Colin Marshall. This concludes KCET Departures' year of essays excerpted from the upcoming book "A Los ...
  • ... 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? ...
  • ... planned capital. He could have said it about Century City, Los Angeles' midcentury planned business district. What does a walk down the increasingly semi-walkable Avenue of the Stars reveal about the ...
  • ... 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 ... Read 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 ... "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 ...

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