Daily, L.A.

Case Study House, No. 8

I drove to Pacific Palisades and visited the Eames House today. I had no expectations. I had seen their living room before during the California Design exhibit at LACMA. Back in 2011, the Eames Foundation allowed LACMA to take the entire living room portion of the Eames House, every piece, every book, every rug, save […]

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Oval Office Animals

It’s so fitting that HBO brought back Frost/Nixon — what with these harrowed times. Watching Frost/Nixon is like watching the future, sort of. I can see it now. One day, No. 45 will be faced with a similar line of questioning that No. 37 faced in retirement — of crime, of letting down America, of letting down […]

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Tokyo, 2015

Back in 2015, I worked for Under Armour right when it was on the come up. Stephen Curry (not “Steph” Curry — he didn’t like the abbreviation) just won his first MVP and his first ring. I was the Creative Director for his upcoming Asia tour, dubbed the UA Roadshow. My task was to document […]

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Lessons in Writing, No. 24

When life gets difficult — and especially when it gets difficult — write. Write every day. No matter what. Get that flow. Easier said than done, I’m learning. I’m fixated. On the table, salt-and-pepper shakers served as towers of demarcation, posted in between his hugging hands and her reddening elbows, and I watched from the sidelines, […]

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Career Change

I quit exacty a year ago. I said to myself, “This can’t be your life.” So I quit. I told my wife “Let’s move back to L.A. I’ll take care of the kid, and in between, I’ll follow what I’ve always wanted to follow – be a writer full time.” So I quit. “See you […]

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Daily, L.A.

L.A. on Light

Cap back. Sunset on low. Dippin’ down the block. The kid enjoys his long drives around the neighborhood. Got me pushing him around in his mini-me car, battling the uneven sidewalks, the rolling stops, dogs, territorial birds, overall non-gangsta shit in former gangsta lands. I’d rather stay in, take him — and his whip — […]

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Daily, L.A.

L.A. Corner On The Cob

Also known as elote. Classified as goddamned street food. Found with a strong sense of exploration and don’t-give-a-fuck-ness. Eaten under the L.A. sun. Made of hard work, resilience, and flair — with a dash of L.A. smog. The recipe according to Chef Roy Choi: Corn (shucked) Vegetable oil Butter (softened) Salt Mayonnaise Cotjia cheese Cayenne Lime See: L.A. Son by Roy Choi

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Music

Twice a Day, A.M. P.M.

We looked around and felt as if the world had never revolved but it did. We looked around and thought that the people had never evolved, and they did. This is about yesterday’s day off. A 420 message from Little Dragon:

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L.A., Music

I Feel Like ScHoolboy Q

Like Russell Westbrook. Like James Harden. Like DeMar DeRozan. Like Kung Fu Kenny. 10-4. No Switching Sides. Like Pioneer Chicken. Straight from the Library Tower. The RTD transfer. And Rakaa Iriscience. The 405. The 10. The 710. 562. 213. 310.

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