Thursday, August 29, 2013

Moby Dick Takes Over Los Angeles

Moby Dick Whale Brooch. From houseofismay on Etsy.

September may be the perfect time for Angelenos to rediscover (or newly uncover) Herman Melville's Moby Dick.  The Library Foundation of Los Angeles (LFLA) and the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is leading Whatever Happened to Moby Dick?, a month-long and city-wide adventure through the literary landscape of Melville's classic novel and how the book might relate to people in Southern California today.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Editorial: On Being a Carless Angeleno

Runners in Elysian Park. Photo by intellichick.
I'm no stranger to writing about how much I love being a carless Angeleno here, but it is a welcome change to read so much about the topic in the news.  Recently, outlets NPR ("Why Millennials are Ditching Cars and Redefining Ownership") and The New York Times ("Hollywood's New Stars: Pedestrians") have featured articles on emergence of Los Angeles' carless culture.  As a carless Angeleno, I'm thrilled by these developments because I love knowing that more people are spending less time in cars to experience all that LA has to offer! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

LA-based Band The Coals and 'A Happy Animal' [Video]

Cover of The Coals - A Happy Animal
If you haven't taken the time to listen to LA-based country band The Coals, you're missing out.  The band recently released A Happy Animal, an album that is as fun and whimsical as it is often charming, tender, and sweet.  If you don't believe me then I'll reference you over to KPCC's interview ofThe Coals lead singer and main songwriter Jason Mandell where they called the band's new album "inventive, catchy, genuine, and moving."

Thursday, August 08, 2013

GameHaus: Board Game Cafe Coming Soon to Glendale

Game Haus Logo
A board game cafe is opening up soon in the Los Angeles area and we can't wait to check it out!  GameHäus will be opening in late summer/early fall in Glendale, CA near the Atwater Village and Silver Lake neighborhoods and there couldn’t be a more opportune time.  With the revival of board games as entertainment and hobby, the cafe's creators felt that Los Angeles needed a space for gamers to play and eat at the same time.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This Year’s Best Los Angeles Art Walks

"Art...Walk." Photo by Charity Tran.
If you’ve never been on an art walk, you’re missing out. Art walks are a great way to take in some of the city’s culture, see some of latest and greatest art works, and have fun with people in the community. These events typically focus on a particular theme or location where local galleries or vendors showcase their art. Los Angeles, being the vibrant, creative city that it is, hosts a lot of cool art walks that happen year round. Here are some of this year’s best LA art walks.