Los Angeles is a food city–but it hasn’t always been this way. Saying that we had no good restaurants or a food culture was an easy complaint to place onto the city and was one of those extremely shallow jabs that one could not counter: our food sucked. Now, we have chefs and restaurants that rival some of the world’s top ranking establishments. We’ve arrived! What’s the next item to mark off of our culinary checklist? Renowned food destination Le Fooding is coming to America in a huge way by having Los Angeles be the host of their latest entry in the Le Fooding event series. Le Grand Fooding Crush Paris-L.A. is the happening and it will be taking place on April 26 and April 27 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
So you made that commitment to vinyl (way before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon) but there are still are a few rare Japanese imports to hunt down of obscure mid-nineties re-issues. This is where Silver Lake comes into its own – a place where musicians still dream in broken chords above the reservoir by night. They also hang out at Vacation Vinyl on Sunset Boulevard by day. But first, you’ll need sustenance, in the way of a light breakfast, because Vacation Vinyl doesn’t open until 11AM.
If you’ve been Downtown during breakfast hours, you know it can be quite a search for a good meal. We learned this last year when we wandered from place to place to place hoping to find a suitable brunch spot but couldn’t find anything. Many were too packed or closed or simply were reservation only. One of those places we couldn’t get into was KTCHN DTLA, housed inside always stellar The Gorbals. We had stumbled into the place before but couldn’t get a table and had bookmarked in our brains to return here because any perma-pop-up within The Gorbals has to be something worthy of our time. In fact, we’d assume it would up one of the best (high-end) breakfasts in LA at the moment.
Linear Bells is the musical alias for David Teboul. The musician lives part time in Los Angeles and in Nantes, France and recently released a new nine track LP–I Can Dream–of beautifully ambient stretches of sound that he created while in Los Angeles this past Winter. It is a sprawling nine tracks that each have a quiet life of their own. It’s a beautiful, concentrated listen that is easily this year’s There Is No Teenage Love.
Refik Anadol is one of those artists whose brain is running faster than his hands can make. Actually, it isn’t just his hand that can’t keep up: it’s technology, too. He’s one of those artists whose work is so tied to sciences and mathematics that explaining his process and what goes into making work sounds a lot like building an experiment. His interactive, video based pieces are beautiful projections that have the ability to warp space and toy with how you perceive space. Anadol’s work is positioned at the center of a triangle composed of technological experiments, immersive art, and light and space tricks.
Anadol’s work is currently the subject of a solo show at Young Projects. It’s held in their Project Space, which the artist has transformed into a dark, geometric Cave of Wonders. The show–The Active Apperatus and Liminal Landscapes–is one that is made to make you feel something, providing an almost hallucinatory environment for you to get lost in.