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A hungry tourist in palm-fringed Los Angeles

Growing up in southern California, there were always too many cities to visit, too many restaurants to check out and ample selections of tourist attractions. In the midst of exploration, I rarely found the time to immerse myself in the beauty and culture of Los Angeles. The reason? I blame
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An education in curiosity

Two Steps Forward

Every day from second through 12th grade, I commuted half an hour to a small private school in upstate New York. The Kenyon mansion (formerly an IBM lab) housed the high school — meaning that I had the pleasure of taking math class in the building where the first pocket
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The hoods of California by area code

California is one of the most cosmopolitan states in the United States, each region drastically different from the next. While people from other states see California as a whole in a certain light (If you haven’t seen it, watch this SNL skit “The Californians“) we think Californians as a whole
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Interview with L.A. punk-pop band Bleached

If the music world were a high school, then punk-rock sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin of Bleached would be the most popular girls in school. Since their first album, Ride Your Heart, dropped in April, the Clavin sisters have been riding a seemingly nonstop press circuit and tour. Last month,
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Artist Rodney McMillian discusses process

Los Angeles artist melds the political and artistic with keen performances

Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian uses unusual media, video, performances and speeches to carry his statements, which are often political and American-based, such as his unstretched, saggy portrayal of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art
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