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Stranger Expectations

By AM Nelson, published on Nov 3, 2006

Upon day nine here in Los Angeles, the friendliness of strangers strikes me. Granted all but five people are strangers to me. However, I figure even the natives and long-term residents of LA encounter strangers on a daily basis. One begins to ask, what do I want from a stranger? Do I expect frozen chilliness, psychopathic tendencies, or just people going about their business? What are my stranger expectations? In Los Angeles, I’ve observed a certain smile and acknowledgement. The uniqueness of this, I believe, is an LA-ism: a culturally defining act, motion, and habit. Allow some... (more)

Tags: los angeles, fashion, santa monica

What to Do in Los Angeles

By Katy Chen, published on Nov 2, 2006

Recently, a friend of mine wanted me to recommend places for another friend, who was visiting Los Angeles, and I wrote a very long e-mail detailing activities, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It was very difficult because I didn't know what this friend liked to do, what this friend's tastes were, and I also know that what people like to do while on vacation really varies with each individual. Then, I started thinking about the Los Angeles Times and some in-flight magazine's columns about what certain people would do if they had three perfect days to explore a city. What would... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, santa monica

Red, White & New

By Glenn T, published on Nov 2, 2006

...the conference finals, you've got good reason to think the other shoe is on its way down. There is no sweeter joy than well-earned victory for the hard-working but perennially underestimated, and having just wiped the taste from their lips, these fans are hungry for it again. Welcome to Los Angeles. For this team's three preseason games, the Staples center averaged over 14,000 fans. 14,000 fans who screamed and waved their arms at opposing free-throw shooters, 14,000 fans who cheered from the cheap seats, loud enough to be heard on the court, and 14,000 fans who didn't leave early.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, nba, music

Bring out the Dead!

By Alethea, published on Nov 1, 2006

...Skulls and skeletons are a popular motif as they can be found in much of the decorations, costumes, and even food. Even though Mexico may be a bit out of the itinerary if an Angeleno wanted to celebrate such a holiday, there are alternatives that one can attend. Olvera Street in Los Angeles has a Day of the Dead celebration every year on the 1st and the 2nd of November. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery also has a huge celebration yearly. Although those may not be viable options due to time constraints, Canoga Park also has a celebration this Sunday, November 5th. It’s... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music


By C. Reagan, published on Oct 31, 2006

In the spirit of Halloween, Universal Studios City Walk played host the witches of Oz and their many eccentric fans yesterday for the announcement of the Los Angeles cast of "Wicked". For those of you who may have been living under a rock the last few years, "Wicked" the Musical is based on a novel by Gregory Maguire that takes a new look at the witches of Oz. It follows Elphaba (the Wicked Witch) and Glinda (the Good Witch) throughout an entirely re-imagined Oz, with Dorothy playing a much less significant role. The musical, which was developed in Los Angeles, features music and lyrics by... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

The best Sushi in Los Angeles

By Cecilia Moran, published on Oct 30, 2006

To all the sushi lovers, finally a well rated restaurant that you can add to your list. SanSai Japanese Grill has many locations trough out Los Angeles. From a variety of steak, grilled chicken, sushi and a colorful atmosphere. SanSai, is not your typical romatic restaurant, is more casual but sophisticated. It offers a quicker service and inexpensive quality food. In particular, SanSai in Beverly Hills offers great customer service and delivers fresh food. Not much of a Sushi lover..... try their signature salads. There are at least five different salads to choose from. Excellent presentation... (more)

Tags: los angeles, restaurant

A New Writer On The Block

By Barbara Kowal, published on Oct 28, 2006

By Barbara Kowal It was a wet Los Angeles afternoon when I finally went to visit Wallace Dorian about his new novella, Desert Rain, which seemed apropos given the title of his book. I wanted to get a sense of the story through the author himself especially after reviewing his book. He spoke about years of struggle and his humble beginnings growing up in rural Massachusetts. BK (Barbara Kowal): Is Desert Rain your first novel? WD (Wallace Dorian): Yes. Actually, it’s a novella. Short and sweet. The story of how I came to write it is a journey in itself. Most of my writing has been... (more)

Tags: los angeles

Set your clock back tonight!

By Ariel, published on Oct 28, 2006

... question that matters to us the most: are you gonna sleep an extra hour or not? Well, to answer this question you can use the mnemonic "spring forward, fall back" and you'll have your answer. But then you're gonna say that you could very easily spring back and fall forward. Add to this that Los Angeles doesn't really have actual seasons and you're definitely confused. Try and figure this out between two shots of vodka at the fantabulous Halloween party you're going to tonight, and forget it, you're screwed. So are you gonna sleep an extra hour or not? You'll probably be hung-over tomorrow ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, germany

Chineses Festival of Lights

By T. M. Smith, published on Oct 26, 2006

For Yu Qinying, decorating a 100 meter long, 15 foot high Dragon with fine china is all in a day’s work. The woman from China is in Los Angeles putting the finishing touches on the larger Dragon lantern in time for Lantern Festival which opens Friday at Hollywood Park. Qinying, and over 40 other Chinese workers arrived here earlier in the month to help create this traditional Chinese festival of lights. They have been working round-the-clock to erect over thirty large lantern structures that will be the showpieces of the festival. “We are delighted to bring the splendor of the Lantern... (more)

Tags: los angeles, environment, hollywood, china

A love Letter to the City of Los Angeles

By Natasha VC, published on Oct 25, 2006

...smirks when New Yorkers profess their undying love of their island metropolis. Chicago is considered the Mid-West’s cultural epicenter and has the entire country’s respect. Bostonians can paint their faces blue and bellow about home town pride without shame. But saying you love Los Angeles is like saying you’re in love with a stripper. But I know you better than they do sweetheart, honest I do. When people ask me about you, about us. I tell them : When you want to understand a culture, a society, you do NOT go to their fine art museums, technology exhibitions and... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, manhattan

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