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Does Foursquare Know LA’s Best?

Does Foursquare Know LA's Best?

Recently, geographic social media site Foursquare released a list of the Best of Foursquare in 2012 for most major cities in the United States. This included a fairly lengthy list of LA places that represent the most frequented and most liked places by Angelenos…who are on Foursquare. Is this an accurate description of the LA food and fun landscape? Let’s check it out or at least see what value we can extract from this list.

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The Digest: The Park’s Finest

The Park's finest - spare rib

In the American consciousness, few things are more heralded, lauded, and worshiped than BBQ. I don’t mean cooking on a grill (in some parts of the states that’s called a “cook-out”). I mean digging a pit, lining up some rocks and sheet metal, filling the bottom with mesquite or hickory logs, and toss giant chunks of pork, beef, chicken or turkey on top to be cooked for hours. The protein, either slopped in a marinade for hours or rubbed by hand with a variety of spices, overwhelms and intoxicates. And then.. Then you add the sauce.

And no matter where you go, everyone has a favorite spot, that you haven’t been to, that serves the best _____, and well, you gotta try it.

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INSA Animates Los Angeles

INSA Animates Los Angeles

INSA is a street artist from the United Kingdom. His work has been popping up more and more lately around Los Angeles and the world and they all feature curved parallel lines and even some high heels thrown in. The work suggests leggy curves of a ladies and is often abstracted into colorful waves. You can even see some of his work en route back from Palm Springs! He recently teamed up with artist Stanley Donwood to make a public art piece in LA that he animated as a mesmerizing gif.

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What In The Hell Are These Bubblehead Advertisements?

What In The Hell Are These Bubblehead Advertisements?

When really questionable public art or public imagery goes up in Los Angeles, we always have to scratch our heads and ask what exactly is going on. When something goes up en masse and totally takes over the city *and* looks a bit off, we have to know what is going on so we know exactly why we have to see silly advertisements or “art pieces” for a few weeks. The latest invasion of WTF advertising in Los Angeles are all these 1990s Bubblehead visuals that have taken over the former locations of the quaint and beautiful flower bus bench photos and vacant building sides. They are absolutely everywhere and it feels like no one really knows what the hell they are or what they are for or why they are so ubiquitous in 2013. Let’s dig into this to see what exactly this “Bubblehead” stuff is.

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Annenberg Anatomy Of A Fashion Shoot

Christopher Lapp and the Annenberg/Skylight Studios will be having a May 7 event through the American Society Of Media Photographers called Anatomy Of A Fashion Shoot. Sounds great!

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Taco Night Silk Scarf Karen Mabon Vacation Days

Love making tacos? Then you will love this: Vacation Days released a themed scarf depicting a taco fiesta illustrated by Karen Mabon. It’s quite nice!

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I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer Casita Del Campo Dane Whitlock Drew Droege

Remember last year’s Praire-Oke and how fun that was? Well big news: the team behind that show is back with the SpOoKy I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer. Should be fab! It’s happening May 2 and May 3, May 9 and May 10, May 16 and May 17, and May 23 and May 24. Catch a trailer for it below.

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Iko Iko Building Block New Space

Hey you guys: the new Iko Iko is open at 1727 Spring Street. To celebrate, there will be an opening party on April 26. Check it out!

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