Leave it to a panel of academic architects to march out a phrase like “multiple Angeleno urbanisms” in conversation, with completely straight faces, and assume the rest of the room will play along. That’s just what Leo Bravo’s Big City Forum featured last night during the first night of its residency at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts. Leo assembled a heavyweight panel of scholars and urban planners to weigh in on the multiplicity of LA’s identity, including Tim Higgins, Jessica Varner, Linda Taalman, and Edward Soja.
Fanzine are not from Los Angeles. Not at all. They are a band from Stoke Newington, an area in London that is very, very far from Los Angeles. The band did just release a song though, that is a sort of light pop-rock ode to the city they obviously adore.
Dorothy Parker had ambivalent feelings about the “one perfect rose” she received from a suitor. I doubt she would feel so ho-hum about one perfect cup of coffee- especially if it was from Handsome. Handsome Coffee Roasters is now open and brewing the perfect cup from its gorgeous downtown Arts District headquarters.
You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.
Grocery shopping in Los Angeles can be stressful. For one, parking can be a nightmare. If you’re at Trader Joe’s, it’s practically impossible, because that fucking traitor, Joe, has decided to make his parking lots the size of three car garages. Finding a spot turns into a dangerous game of car Tetris, where hipsters in hybrids and moms in minivans become kamikaze pilots.
While doing some research, I somehow came across the Official Yelp Blog, a little section of the famous rating website that shares statistics, behind the scenes of Yelp, and tips for active users. It’s an OK little blog, certainly nothing you’ll be constantly checking or returning to all that often. But, sometimes they do these round ups of what Yelpers have found to be the best voted places, using their crowdsourced knowledge to make people go HMMMM. While fumbling around the site, I made a big “HMMMM–Wait: WHAT???” when I found a really peculiar Top 10 Yelp Restaurants Of 2011 list, where Los Angeles swept the board. What??