L.A., Vignettes

A Conversation Under a Bridge

This photo was taken on La Cienega Blvd. under the 10 freeway on December 13, 2018. There’s a long red light under that bridge, and you can’t help but look around, and you can’t help but talk about what’s around, and so a conversation happened, and it happened like this: “I thought of it as […]

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L.A., Vignettes

What Happened to Western Avenue?

What happened to the good ol’ days? Well, they went away with the winter rains. The gutter took them from block to block and dumped down to the beach where the tourists play, down by the Santa Monica Pier. What happened to Western Avenue? They took away its soul and replaced it with a ghoul. But […]

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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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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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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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