Desert Road

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  • You can't go to a Japanese department store on the Miracle Mile anymore, but you can do it in ... in Hollywood . Half a century after Seibu took leave of Los Angeles , Muji arrived, representing the current shopping generation as ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • ... 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? ...
  • ... Movies Are Made" once, indeed, had the bulk of the Los Angeles film production industry. More importantly, to my mind, it ... City, which — the name doesn't lie — actually counts as a city on its own. People seem, generally, to know that it enjoys this status ...
  • 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 ...
  • ... West " when downtown first functioned as the center of Los Angeles , architecturally venerable Spring Street offers a window onto the urban revival that may well make it the center again. So ...
  • ... 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 : ...
  • ... cyclist in this supposedly "bike-unfriendly" city gains a command of quiet back streets like 4th, the backbone of so many of my own ... urban environment, such as, when did once modernism-loving Los Angeles start looking architecturally backward? ...
  • ... 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. ...
  • ... rest assured, at least, that it runs little risk of that. A mixture of the uneasily dated and the insistently progressive, the tiny ... than two square miles, surrounded on most of its edges by Los Angeles proper — would seem now to punch above its weight in most ...

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