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How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park

Eric Trules | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I first moved here 21 years ago. To the hills of Echo Park.

Violating Expectations: Gajin Fujita

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

On radiant days like today, Mayday, with the rising sun in the background escorted by the cordial climate, Gajin Fujita is at his best.

Is Echo Park The Best Neighborhood In LA?

Art Tavana | Posted 03.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

- Glendale Boulevard - Photo by Art Tavana After decades of being the hippest part of town, the Westside of L.A., particularly West Hollywood, is no...

Inglewood Open Studios

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When most people think about Inglewood, California, they usually don't think about the arts. Unfortunately, it was stigmatized in the 90s by Black gangster rap and hood films which gave it a tainted image, similar to Compton and South Central.

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Sunset Blvd: The Bus Not Taken

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.

This Saturday: The Echo Park PDA Art Walk

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.18.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

This Saturday May 19th is the Echo Park PDA (public display of art) Art Walk. Over 70 venues participate in this wonderfully eclectic and unique community, saturated with a diverse group of people, boutiques, galleries, coffee shops and cafes.

La Vida Loca in Echo Park

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 04.08.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

Echo Park may be perceived as having a bit of a tough exterior, but it also possesses a creative spirit, a sense of humor, and ramshackle charm.

Summer Beauty Rehab: 5 Fixes For Sun-Damaged Hair, Skin & Nails

| Heather Wood Rudulph | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Summertime and the livin' is easy. ... Until you look in the mirror in September. We're blessed with gorgeous summers in LA (so far), so we can't help...

Cults Video Director Finds Muse In Jonestown Massacre

Turnstyle | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

LA Film Fest, Starring Silverlake

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

I saw three different narrative features this past week at Los Angeles Film Festival that were set in the Silverlake area of LA. I live in the area, and it was cool to see familiar spots captured through different eyes.

If You Know What a Hipster Is... You Are One

Steven Nereo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

Do you remember electroclash? I do. I worked at a club doing sound when it was big, and my easiest night was electroclash night. I mostly just had to ...

The Artist's Time and Place in Echo Park

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.

AK-47 Toting Suspect Killed In Echo Park Shootout

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- There was a deadly shooting Tuesday between LAPD officers and a felony suspect who allegedly opened fire on them with an AK-47 a...

Two Dead In Echo Park Pot Dispensary Robbery

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Police say robbery appeared to be the motive in killings at two medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles that occurred within...

Soundcrash: The Art Movement of Hip Hop

Carmen Zella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Hip hop is an art movement. But where are you going to go to experience a true celebration of the visual impact of hip hop in its anti-establishment form?

In Search of LA: 'Sherman, Set the Way-Back Machine...' (PHOTO)

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Stevenson

He resists the word "psychedelic", but the music on Echo Park musician Tim Presley's first solo album White Fence is, in many ways, a time tunnel straight back to 1967.

Keeping the "Fun" in Fundraising: Chickens in Love

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

Students created their own bands, wrote the lyrics to a song, and recorded a video of themselves performing their composition with the help of musically-inclined tutors.

PLAN ForYourArt, February 4-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Every week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

Chef Speak: Scott Zwiezen

Heather Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Heather Taylor

In the hands of Scott Zwiezen at Echo Park's cozy Elf Cafe, humble ingredients are transformed into something rich and completely delicious -- as with his recipe for Risotto-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

Some People Walk in LA

Steven Nereo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

Someone recently asked me "what's it all about?" and for some reason it reminded me of a recent walk.

Haiti for the Long Haul: An Interview With TiGeorges

Tom McNalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom McNalley

TiGeorges LaGuerre, the proprietor of TiGeorges Chicken: "People always say that Haiti is the poorest country this and that, but in cuisine we really take care of business."

Living Through the Recession (Video)

Sparrow Songs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sparrow Songs

What is reality of being out of work or living with serious financial uncertainty? We set up a backdrop at a Walgreen's in Echo Park and spoke with the people who passed by.